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Mekhlis, Lev Zakharovich

    Date of birth:
    January 13th, 1889 (Odessa, Russian Empire)
    Date of death:
    February 13th, 1953 (Moscow, Soviet Union)
    Buried on:
    Kremlin Wall Necropolis
    Nationality:
    Soviet (1922-1991, People's Republic)

    Biography

    Commissar 1st rank (army general) Lev Mekhlis was part of the STAVKA during the Second World War. He became the Minister of State Control after the war.

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    Awarded on:
    April 26th, 1937
    Orden Lenina
    Awarded on:
    February 20th, 1928
    Orden Krasnogo Znameni
    Awarded on:
    February 22nd, 1938
    Orden Lenina
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    March 21st, 1940
    Orden Krasnoi Zvezdy
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    August 27th, 1943
    Orden Krasnogo Znameni
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    July 29th, 1944
    Orden Kutuzova 1
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    May 23rd, 1945
    Orden Suvorova 1
    Period:
    Second World War (1939-1945)
    Awarded on:
    June 1946
    Order Wojenny Virtuti Militari - Krzyz Zloty
    Awarded on:
    January 15th, 1949
    Orden Lenina
    Awarded on:
    April 1949
    Orden Lenina
    Jubilee Medal

    Sources

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