Sergey Kamenev

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Sergey Sergeyevich Kamenev

Sergey Sergeyevich Kamenev (Russian: Серге́й Серге́евич Ка́менев; April 4 (16), 1881  – August 25, 1936), was a Soviet military leader with the Komandarm 1st rank.

Kamenev was born in Kiev. In World War I he commanded a regiment. He became a member of the All-Union Communist Party (Bolsheviks) in 1918. In July 1919, Kamenev replaced Jukums Vācietis as Commander-in-chief of the Red Army during the Russian Civil War. Kamenev was a member of the Revolutionary Military Council of the USSR from April 1924 to May 1927. He died of a heart attack on 25 August 1936 following the Trial of the Sixteen, incidentally on the same day that Lev Kamenev and Grigory Zinoviev were executed. He was not related to Lev Kamenev, who was born Jewish (Rozenfeld).

Military career[edit]

  • Civil War (1918–1919) - commander of Eastern Front
  • 1919–1924 - Commander-in-chief of the Armed Forces of the Republic
  • April 1924 – March 1925 - Inspector of the Red Army
  • March 1925 – November 1925 - Chief of the Staff of the Red Army
  • November 1925 – August 1926 - Chief Inspector of the Red Army
  • August 1926 – May 1927 - Chief of the Main Directorate of the Red Army
  • May 1927 – June 1934 - Undersecretary in Ministry of Military and Navy Forces and deputy chairman of the Revolutionary Military Council of the USSR
  • From 1934 - the head of the Air Defence Department of Red Army

Decorations[edit]

  • Gold Combat Weapon with the decoration of the Order of the Red Banner
  • Honorary Revolutionary Firearm with the decoration of the Order of the Red Banner
  • Order of the Red Banner of the RSFSR
  • Order of the Red Banner of the Khorezm SSR
  • Red Crescent First Class of the Bukhara People’s Soviet Republic.
Military offices
Preceded by
Mikhail Frunze
Chief of the Staff of the Red Army
January–November 1925
Succeeded by
Mikhail Tukhachevsky