American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- Zhukov, Georgi Konstantinovich 1896-1974. Soviet army officer. As chief of staff during World War II, he directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad, relieved Leningrad (1942-1943), and captured Berlin (April 1945).
- n. A transliteration of a Russian surname.
- n. Marshall Georgy Zhukov, a Soviet Russian career officer in the Red Army, one of the most decorated generals in the history of the Soviet Union and Russia.
- n. A town in Kaluga оblast, Russia, named after Georgy Zhukov.
- n. Soviet general who during World Warr II directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad and relieved Leningrad and captured Berlin (1896-1974)
- From Russian Жуков (Žúkov), from жук (žuk, "beetle") + -ов (-ov, "genitive possessive ending"). (Wiktionary)
“Zhukov is known as a straight shooter, someone unafraid to speak to what remains of the independent Russian press on the poisoning, in London, of former Russian KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko.”
“Then it was Leningrad's turn, and again Zhukov — ruthless and imperturbable, yet strangely capable of inspiring his peasant soldiers — broke a German siege.”
“Zhukov is the favourite of the Soviet High Command.”
“Or to paraphrase Zhukov's boss, "How many divisions electoral votes does the pope”
“But when readers finish "Brothers, Rivals, Victors," they should spare a thought for another trio of superb generals: Alexei Antonov, Konstantine Rokossovsky and Georgi Zhukov, whose colossal and brutal killing machine in the east left these illustrious American generals and their British peers merely the remnants to deal with.”
“The model is among a museum-quality grouping of 95 mint-condition posters, many of them iconic, by Alexander Rodchenko, Georgii and Vladimir Stenberg, and Grigori Borisov and Pyotr Zhukov for films such as Sergei Eisenstein's "Battleship Potemkin," Dziga Vertov's "Man With a Movie Camera" and Alexander Dovzhenko's "Earth" all three of which play in a continuous loop in the gallery.”
“Zhukov had characterized Soviet intervention in Hungary as a police action, an internal matter that should not have been taken to the Security Council.70”
“The news agency said one of the favourites was Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Zhukov .”
“Under Yuri Zhukov, the Red Army aggressively blunted the initial German advance.”
“The Party and the newly formed KGB promptly closed ranks, Zhukov was dismissed, and the military machine drastically pruned.”
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