Matvei Zakharov (1898–1972) was a Soviet statesman and military leader, a commander, a Marshal of the Soviet Union (1959).
During the Great Patriotic War, Matvei Zakharov was the Chief of Staff of the 9th Army, the Chief of the Headquarters of the Commander-in-Chief of the North-Western direction, of Headquarters of the Kalinin, Reserve and Steppe, 2nd Ukrainian and Transbaikal Fronts. He successfully developed more than 20 front operations, among them being Belgorod-Kharkov, Korsun-Shevchenkovsky, Jassy-Kishinev, Budapest offensives and others.
After the termination of the War, Matvei Zakharov was the Head of the K. Voroshilov Higher Military Academy. Since January of 1949, he headed the Main Intelligence Directorate, was a Deputy Chief of the General Staff for Intelligence, a Chief Inspector of the Soviet Army, the Commander of the Leningrad Military District, and since November of 1957, he was the Commander-in-Chief of the Group of Soviet Forces in Germany.
The postage stamp provides portrait of Marshal of the Soviet Union Matvei Zakharov.
|Format of the stamp
|Offset + security system
|37 × 50 mm
|96 thousand stamps