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Pavel Rybalko was born (October 23) November 4 in 1894 in the village of Little Istorop Kharkiv province (modern name — Small village Vystorop ), the son of a factory worker. The boy soon began working at age 13 already went to the change in the sugar factory, while he studied in Sunday school.
In 1914 he was drafted into the army during the First World War, he gets to the front rank and file. Thus begins his military career fishing. With the advent of Soviet power Rybalko already in the ranks of the Red Army fighting against the German occupiers in the territory of Ukraine. In 1918, he became assistant to the commander of the guerrilla group.
In the peaceful period between the wars Rybalko command personnel are trained and graduated from the Military Academy. MV. Then in 1934 he was sent as a military adviser to China, where he opposed the rebels Ma Zhongyin in Xinjiang province. Then for three years Rybalko was a military attache in Poland.
With the start of World War II began to ask for a transfer to the front. As a result, since 1942, led the first Rybalko 5th, 3rd, and then the 3rd Guards Tank Army. The military commander involved in the Battle of Kursk, the battle for the Dnieper River, in the attack near Kiev, Lvov, Berlin, Prague. Thanks Panzer Army Rybalko cities such as Lviv, managed to survive.
After the war Rybalko continued to command the army, and in 1947 was the commander of armored and mechanized forces of the Soviet Army. Also elected to the Supreme Soviet of the USSR of the second convocation (in 1946).
During his service in World War II, he was awarded the title Hero of the Soviet Union, and twice received the "Gold Star". Also, Paul S. was the holder of two Orders of Lenin, two Orders of the Red Banner, Order of Suvorov three 1 degree, the Order of Kutuzov, 1st degree, Order of Bogdan Khmelnitsky 1 degree, was awarded the medal "For the Defense of Moscow", "For Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War of 1941 -1945 years. "," For the Capture of Berlin "," For the liberation of Prague»,«XX years of the Workers 'and Peasants' Red Army "," 30 years of the Soviet Army and Navy "," In memory of the 800th anniversary of Moscow "and many award-winning foreign countries .
died Pavel Rybalko on August 28 in 1948 in Moscow after a long illness, was buried in the Novodevichy Cemetery. On his grave monument.
Busts twice Hero of the Soviet Union, PS Rybalko set in the village of Little Istorop, the home of the hero, and in the Prague pantheon. Memorial to his memory is on the street Fishing in Moscow. The name of the Marshal of the street in many cities of Russia and Ukraine.