World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Grigori Shtern

Article Id: WHEBN0024367253
Reproduction Date:

Title: Grigori Shtern  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: 8th Army (Soviet Union), Bolsheviks, Winter War
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia

Grigori Shtern

Grigori Mihailovich Shtern
Grigori Mihailovich Shtern
Born (1900-07-24)July 24, 1900
Smila, Russian Empire
Died October 28, 1941(1941-10-28) (aged 41)
Allegiance  Soviet Union (1922–1941)
Service/branch Red Army
Years of service 1919 - 1941
Rank Colonel General
Commands held 1st Red Banner Army
Far Eastern Front
8th Army
Battles/wars Spanish Civil War, Battle of Lake Khasan, Battle of Khalkhin Gol (Nomonhan), Winter War
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union among others

Grigori Mihailovich Shtern (Russian: Григорий Михайлович Штерн, 24 July (6 August) 1900 – 28 October 1941) was a Soviet officer in the Red Army and military advisor during the Spanish Civil War. He also served with distinction during the Soviet-Japanese Border Wars and the Winter War.[1]


Shtern was born into a Jewish family in Smila, Kiev Governorate in 1900. He started his military career as a Commissar of a Red Army brigade in 1919, the same year he joined the Bolshevik Party. Shtern graduated from the Military Academy of the Red Army in 1929 and was working for the People's Commissariat for Military Affairs. He was appointed as the Commander of the 7th Cavalry Division in 1936. Shtern was a Military Advisor in the Spanish Civil War between January 1937 to April 1938.[1]

G. Shtern, Khalkhin Gol

Shtern commanded the Georgy Zhukov who commanded a Corps and, thus, was under the command of Shtern who was in charge of the front-line.

During the Winter War between Finland and the Soviet Union, Shtern was appointed as the Commander of the 8th Army on 12 December 1939. After the Winter War, the Red Army restored old military rankings. Shtern was promoted to Colonel General on 5 June 1940. He was appointed as the Commander of the Far Eastern Front on 22 June 1940.[1]

Shtern was arrested on 7 June 1941 during a new purge of the Red Army, and "confessed" under torture that he had since 1931 belonged to a Trotskyist conspiracy within the Red Army and that he was a German spy. He was shot without trial on 28 October. Shtern was rehabilitated in August 1954.[1]

See also




External links

  • Grigori Shtern at
  • Grigori Shtern at
  • Grigori Shtern at
  • Grigori Shtern at
  • Grigori Shtern at
  • Григорий Михайлович Штерн
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.