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 (zho͞o′kəf), Georgi Konstantinovich 1896-1974.
Soviet army officer. As chief of staff during World War II, he directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad, relieved Leningrad (1942-1944), and captured Berlin (April 1945).


(Russian ˈʒukəf)
(Biography) Georgi Konstantinovich (ɡɪˈɔrɡij kənstanˈtinəvitʃ). 1896–1974, Soviet marshal. In World War II, he led the offensives that broke the sieges of Stalingrad and Leningrad (1942–43) and later captured Warsaw and Berlin; minister of defence (1955–57)


(ˈʒu kɔf, -kɒf)

Georgi Konstantinovich, 1896–1974, Soviet marshal.
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Noun1.Zhukov - Soviet general who during World Warr II directed the counteroffensive at Stalingrad and relieved Leningrad and captured Berlin (1896-1974)
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The Russian Olympic Committee has had its rights fully restored," said Alexander Zhukov, the president of the Russian Olympic Committee, in comments broadcast on state TV.
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Kolobkov said that Legkov has protested his innocence, ski federation vice-president Sergey Kryanin spoke of a politically motivated campaign and Russian Olympic Committee chief Alexander Zhukov said the athletes will be supported in a planned appeal against the IOC ruling.
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The US President was friendly with Georgy Zhukov who was his Russian counterpart when he commanded the US forces during the Second World War.
Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov told the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly on Wednesday that Russia had introduced a range of strict new rules to combat the use of drugs in sport after evidence of state-sponsored doping saw Russia's track-and-field Olympics team and entire Paralympics squad banned from the Rio Games.
The athletes will depart on Thursday," Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov announced on Monday.
Russia is strongly opposed to such a ban and Zhukov said any unilateral decision to quit the Games would also be wrong.