Boris Iosef Smetkov
March 13, 1924 – November 11, 1998
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Place of birth Rybinks
Place of death Moscow
Place of burial Rybinks
Allegiance Flag of the Soviet Union USSR 1942-1990
Flag RSFSR 01 RSFSR 1990-1997
Service/branch Army
Years of service From 1942 to 1997
Rank General of the Army (Генера́л а́рмии)
Commands held - 90th Regiment of Motorized Fusiliers
- 108th Division of Motorized Fusiliers "Nevelskaya"
- Group of Soviet Forces in Germany
- Supreme Head of the Armed Forces of Soviet Russia
Battles/wars - Great Patriotic War
- Afganistan War
- Pacification campaigns of GDR, Poland, Czechoslovakia and Hungary
- Caucasus War
- Campaign of the East
Awards - Hero of the Soviet Russia (Posthumous)
- Hero of the Soviet Union (Two times)
- Order of Merit for the Fatherland (Five times)
- Order of Military Merit
- Order of Lenin (Four times)
- Order for Personal Courage
- Order of the Badge of Honor
- Order of the Red Banner
- Order of the Patriotic War
- Medal for the Defense of Leningrad
- Medal for Combat Service (Three times)
- Order of the Red Star (Hungary)
- Order of the Patriotic Merit (GDR)

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