|He was People's
Commissar (Minister) of the Russian Navy at 34, Hero of the Soviet Union
at 41. But at 51, in the prime of his physical health, mental and
spiritual ability, he was retired from the Navy. Such was the fate of
Nikolai G. Kuznetsov who, fourteen years after his death, was reinstated
in the rank of Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union. A gifted naval
commander and organizer, his talent revealed itself during the Great
Patriotic War in guidance of naval operations and in the ability to
foresee the Navy's development in the early postwar years. However, he
had to pass through such dreadful ordeals as trial by "a court of honor"
under Stalin, Khrushchev's voluntarism and demotion.
On our site MEMOIRS OF WARTIME MINISTER OF THE RUSSIAN NAVY
Created: 03.03. 1997. Copyright (c) Vladimir N. Kuznetsov, 1997-2013. Webmaster. Update: 23/07/2013.