Prof Geoff Roberts honoured for his research in Sovietology
The Russian edition of Professor Geoff Roberts’ biography of Marshal Zhukov was launched in Moscow last week at a meeting of the Russian Association of Second World War Historians. At the meeting Geoff was decorated by the Committee for the Memorialisation of Marshal Zhukov. He said: “I am honoured and thrilled to receive this, my first medal.”
Picture caption: Professor Geoff Roberts, second from the right. At the podium General Makhmut Gareev, former Deputy Chief of Staff of the Soviet armed forces and President of the Russian Academy of Military Sciences, who served under Zhukov during the battle of Moscow in 1941.