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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Voroshilov, Kliment Efremovich 1881-1969. Soviet military and political leader. He fought in the civil war (1918-1920) following the Russian Revolution of 1917 and later served as a member of the politburo (1926-1960) and as commissar for defense (1925-1940).

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  • Kliment Voroshilov, the chairman of the Soviet Presidium, publicly declared: “The Soviet Union is ready to supply Syria with the necessary assistance to overcome as rapidly as possible the vestiges of colonialism and to reinforce its complete independence.”

    Eisenhower 1956

  • Voroshilov . . . was incapable of understanding modern warfare. . .

    Deathride

  • Voroshilov had “spoken out” against their formation, in the delicate phrase of Erickson Road to Stalingrad, 15.

    Deathride

  • Voroshilov had even been bitterly opposed to the formation of mechanized units.13

    Deathride

  • Some, like Budyonny and Kliment Yefremovich Voroshilov, were marooned in the past, preferring horses to tanks.

    Deathride

  • The Kliment Voroshilov (KV) tanks were a series of Soviet heavy tanks, named after the Soviet defense commissar and politician Kliment Voroshilov.

    Kliment Voroshilov KV-2 Heavy Tank Papercrafts | Papercraft Paradise | PaperCrafts | Paper Models | Card Models

  • Baku and the oil industry also provided the training ground for a host of eventual Bolshevik leaders, including a future Soviet President, Mikhail Kalinin, and a future marshal of the Soviet Union, Klementi Voroshilov.

    The Prize

  • MONTEFIORE: He is camping with Voroshilov and Marshal Budenny.

    Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Part 2)

  • MONTEFIORE: Voroshilov was his dandyish but brutal old friend, a lave turner turned soldier.

    Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Part 2)

  • MONTEFIORE: That is going shooting with Marshal Budenny and Voroshilov.

    Stalin: The Court of the Red Tsar (Part 2)

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