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Steppe Front was a Front of the Soviet Army during the Great Patriotic War. Front was a major military subdivision of the Soviet Army, not to be mistaken with the more general term of a military front. ... This article is about the armed forces of the Soviet Union. ... The Eastern Front1 was the theatre of combat between Nazi Germany and its allies against the Soviet Union during World War II. It was somewhat separate from the other theatres of the war, not only geographically, but also for its scale and ferocity. ...


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Initially, the Reserve Front was created in the Soviet rear areas to the West of Kursk salient along the line Tula-Yelets-Stary Oskol-Rossosh (Тула-Елец-Старый Оскол-Россошь) as a strategical reserve. In particular, it incorporated units pulled out of battles of Stalingrad and Leningrad and others. The Orthodox monastery on the Red Square Kursk (Russian: Курск; pronunciation: koorsk) is a city in Central Russia, an administrative center of Kursk Oblast. ... In military terms, a salient is a battlefield feature that projects into enemy territory. ... Places named Tula include: Tula, Russia Tula, in the state of Hidalgo, Mexico Tula is also the professional name of model-cum-actress Caroline Cossey. ... The Battle of Stalingrad was a major turning point in World War II, and is considered the bloodiest and largest battle in human history. ... Siege of Leningrad Conflict World War II Date September 8, 1941 - January 18, 1944 Place Leningrad, USSR Result Soviet victory The Siege of Leningrad (today Saint Petersburg), during World War II, lasted from September 8, 1941, to January 18, 1944. ...


On April 15, 1943 it was renamed into Steppe military district and on July 10, 1943 into the Steppe Front. April 15 is the 105th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (106th in leap years). ... 1943 is a common year starting on Friday. ... Military district (Russian: вое́нный о́круг (voyenny okrug)) is a territorial association of military units, formations, military schools, and various local military establishments. ... July 10 is the 191st day (192nd in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 174 days remaining. ...


The Steppe Front under the command of Colonel General Ivan Koniev took part in the offensive of the Battle of Kursk. Colonel General is a senior military rank which is used in some of the world’s militaries. ... Marshal of the Soviet Union Ivan Koniev Ivan Stepanovich Koniev (Russian Иван Степанович Конев) (December 28, 1897 – May 21, 1973), Soviet military commander, was born into a peasant family near Podosinovsky in central Russia (now in Kirov Oblast). ... The Battle of Kursk was a significant battle on the Eastern Front of World War II. It remains the largest armored engagement of all time, and included the most costly single day of aerial warfare in history. ...


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