Talk:Alexander Novikov

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Good article Alexander Novikov has been listed as one of the Warfare good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can reassess it.
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Date Process Result
September 5, 2007 Good article nominee Listed
Did You Know A fact from this article appeared on Wikipedia's Main Page in the "Did you know?" column on September 4, 2007.

Good article nomination[edit]

The article reads quite well, but several changes are required...

Please expand this sentence, to explain why he was expelled and when he was readmitted:

Novikov was expelled from the party and the armed forces in 1937, however he was readmitted by the Commissioner of the Belarusian MD, A. I. Mezis, who was in turn arrested.[6] Unfortunatly the only source that mentions this states no more information than that, I would say it was part of the purges of the 1930s but that would be speculation on my part, all be it probably accurate speculation!

Please rewrite this long and complicated sentence:

Novikov briefly held the position of First Deputy to the Air Force Commander from February until April 11, 1942, whereupon he became Commander of the Red Army Air Force--Deputy to the People's Commissar of Defense of the USSR for Aviation, a position from which he begun to reorganize the Russian air force,[7] including the creation of separate divisions and air corps, as well as front line coordination.[5] Done

When you refer to "the conflict" in the lead section, and "The Great Patriotic War" later on, I guess you are referring to World War II; please make this explicit. done

I've decided to put this article on hold as the article is close to GA status, however the issues noted above must be dealt with before GA status can be awarded. I hope that this can be addressed within the seven days allowed by on hold, and wish you all the best with your editing... -- Johnfos 05:15, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Have replied to your points. SGGH speak! 08:47, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Thanks for that. This is now a GA! Johnfos 09:34, 5 September 2007 (UTC)

Imprisoned by Stalin?[edit]

I would be interested in some more insight into Novikov's imprisonment by Stalin. What did he do to get under Stalins skin? Or was Stalin just a nasty so and so, and that sort of treatment to such a high calibar person for such a meaningless offense to be expected? Could someone elaborate on this aspect of Novikov's life?Deerlight (talk) 08:11, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

I don't know about Novikov specifically, but a good many of the great heroes of the War were seen by Uncle Joe as getting too big for their britches, so to speak. Not one for sharing the limelight was Stalin.-- (talk) 02:32, 25 February 2014 (UTC)