Mikhail Sergeyevich Malinin ( 1899-1960)
Malinin joined the Soviet Red Army in 1919 and completed the Frunze Military Academy in 1933. He served in the 1939-40 Soviet-Finnish War, and in the battles of Moscow, Stalingrad and Kursk and the capture of Berlin in the Second World War. From 1952 until his death, he was first deputy chief of staff of the Soviet Armed Forces, and from 1952 to 1956, an alternate member of the CPSU Central Committee. He and KGB chief Ivan Serov were despatched to Hungary with a Soviet military commission during the 1956 Revolution.
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