Daughter said Konev, whom Marshall considered the symbol of the General guard
General Alexander Luchinsky was to one of the greatest Russian generals of Marshal Ivan Konev symbol-General of the guard and therefore was appointed privilegivm in the ranks of the commanders of the armies, marching at the head of the composite regiment of the 1st Ukrainian front Victory day Parade on red square in Moscow, said in an interview with RIA Novosti, the daughter of the Marshal Natalia Konev.
Ivan Konev at the Victory Parade was headed by a combined regiment of the 1st Ukrainian front. "Behind father on Parade minted step of a whole range of his famous commanders who were fighting Russia, then freed a vast territory of Ukraine – from Kharkov to Lvov, then Poland, stormed Berlin, liberated Prague, where he finished his military way," said Natalia Konev. "And privilegivm dad identified Aleksandr Aleksandrovich luchinskiy – tall, statuesque, stunningly beautiful commander of the 28th army. As my dad said when he first saw Lucinschi, I realized that sees a symbol of the General's guard", she added.
And the standard of the 1st Ukrainian front at the Victory Parade were carrying the legendary ACE fighter pilot, three times Hero of the Soviet Union Alexander Pokryshkin, said Konev. "Dad is also very proud of," said the daughter of the commander.
Lieutenant-General, hero of the Soviet Union Alexander Luchinsky (1900-1990) served in the red army since 1919. Participant in the Civil war. At the end of the 1930-ies helped the Chinese people in fighting against Japanese militarists. During the great Patriotic war as commander of the division took part in the defense of the Caucasus in the North Caucasus and Krasnodar offensive operations, then commanded the 3rd mountain infantry corps, successfully operating in the North-Caucasian front, and then the separate coastal army. The troops of the corps, he distinguished himself at the defeat of the Taman group of the enemy in the Novorossiysk-Taman offensive operation, in the battles on the Kerch beachhead, the liberation of the cities of Yalta and Sevastopol in the Crimean offensive.
In may 1944 General Luchinsky - the commander of the 28th army, composed of the 1st and 3rd Belorussian and 1st Ukrainian fronts. Member of the Belarusian offensive and East Prussian offensive operations. 28 army distinguished themselves in the liquidation of the enemy grouping southwest of Koenigsberg (now Kaliningrad). Then 28-army successfully operated in Berlin and Prague offensive operations. For successful combat operations on the fronts of the great Patriotic war, the troops, commanded Lucinschi, 20 times mentioned in the orders of the Supreme commander of Joseph Stalin.