Dmitry Yazov

Dmitry Yazov the last Marshall of the Soviet Union died yesterday in his hometown of Omsk.

His military career began in Leningrad after he enlisted at age 17 in the Red Army in 1941. After which he was involved in operations from Czechoslovakia to Cuba and Afghanistan, and was even on the island during the Cuban missile crisis. He served the Soviet Union until its last days and was apart of the State Emergency Committee to preserve the Soviet Union and remove Mikhail Gorbachev from leadership, however the Coup simply hastened the illegal and unjust destruction of the Union. In 2019 a Lithuanian court convicted him of “crimes against humanity” and sentenced him to 10 years in prison for his role in crushing counter revolutionary forces in Lithuania in 1991. The Russian Government rightfully called this a trail Illegal and unfair and refused to extradite Comrade Yazov. He will be forever remembered for his role as an outstanding Communist, and outstanding Soviet Statesman.

Pravda’s article on the death of Comrade Yazov

Published by De'Vonte A Tinsley

Russian and Soviet history has been an avid passion of mine since I was ten. Subsequently, in my freshman year of high school, I made a commitment to be fluent in Russian by the time I graduate college. Ever since then, I have been independently studying Russian history, culture, and language for years.

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