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Issa Pliyev

Issa Alexandrovich Pliyev
Born 25 November 1903
Stariy Batakoyurt, Russian Empire (now North Ossetia, Russia)
Died 2 February 1979 (aged 75)
Allegiance Soviet Union
Years of service 1926 - 1968
Rank General of the Army
Commands held 5th Cavalry Division
2nd Guards Cavalry Corps
1st Guards Cavalry Mechanized Group
Mobile Group Pliyev
Soviet Mongolian Cavalry Mechanized Group
13th Army
North Caucasus Military District
Soviet Ground Forces in Cuba
Battles/wars Battle of Moscow
Battle of Romania (1944)
Battle of Debrecen
Invasion of Manchuria
Awards Twice Hero of the Soviet Union

Issa Alexandrovich Pliyev (Ossetian: Плиты Алыксандры фырт Иссæ; Russian: Исса Александрович Плиев) (25 November [O.S. 12 November] 1903 — 2 February 1979) was a Soviet military commander, Army General (1962), twice Hero of the Soviet Union (16 April 1944 and 8 September 1945), Hero of the Mongolian People's Republic (1971). Member of the CPSU since 1926. He was an ethnic Ossetian.[1]

During World War II, he commanded several mechanized cavalry units, ranging from regiments to army corps. He later commanded the North Caucasus Military District from 1958 to 1968.


  • Books Authored 1
  • Honours and Awards 2
  • References 3
  • See also 4

Books Authored

  • Плиев И.А.. Через Гоби и Хинган (Through the Gobi Desert and the Khingan Mountains). 1965.
  • Плиев И.А.. Конец Квантунской армии (The End of the Kwantung Army). 1969

Honours and Awards

Soviet Awards
Hero of the Soviet Union, two times
Order of Lenin, seven times
Order of the October Revolution
Order of the Red Banner, three times
Order of Suvorov, 1st class, two times
Order of Kutuzov 1st class
Medal "For the Defence of Stalingrad"
Medal "For the Defence of the Caucasus"
Medal "For the Defence of Moscow"
Medal "For the Victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War 1941–1945"
Medal "For the Victory over Japan"
Foreign Awards
Hero of the Mongolian People's Republic (Mongolian People's Republic)
Order of Sukhbaatar, three times (Mongolian People's Republic)
Order of the Red Banner, two times (Mongolian People's Republic)
Medal "For Victory over Japan" (Mongolian People's Republic)
Order of the Polar Star (Mongolian People's Republic)
Medal "30 year anniversary of the Battle of Khalkhin Gol" (Mongolian People's Republic)
Medal "40 year anniversary of the Battle of Khalkhin Gol" (Mongolian People's Republic)
Order of Red Banner (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic)
Czechoslovak Military Commemorative Medal (Czechoslovak Socialist Republic)
Silver Cross of Virtuti Militari (Poland)
Commander's Cross Polonia Restituta, (Poland)
Commander, Legion of Merit (USA)
Commander of the Legion d'Honneur (France)
Croix de guerre 1939–1945 with bronze palm (France)


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