Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei A. Gromyko, center, discusses political strategy with Communist country representatives in a UN lounge

The Soviet Union, which had seen Israel destroy or capture the jet fighters, tanks, and rockets it had supplied to the U.A.R. and Syria, then called for an emergency session of the 122-nation General Assembly to be attended by the heads of government. The Kremlin and the White House, using the Hot Line, conferred repeatedly…

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I. S. Konev, A. M. Vasilevsky, G. K. Zhukov, K. K. Rokossovsky, K. A. Meretskov, F. I. Tolbukhin, R. Y. Malinovsky, L. A. Govorov, A. I. Yeryomenko, I. K. Bagramyan

Front commanders

Front commanders in last stages of the war (silling, left to right): I. S. Konev, A. M. Vasilevsky, G. K. Zhukov, K. K. Rokossovsky, K. A. Meretskov (standing, left to right): F. I. Tolbukhin, R. Y. Malinovsky, L. A. Govorov, A. I. Yeryomenko and I. K. Bagramyan

J. V.Stalin, A. I. Antonov, S. M. Budyonny, N. A. Bulganin, A. M. Vasilevsky, K. E. Voroshilov, G. K. Zhukov, N. G. Kuznetsov, V. M. Molotov, S. K. Timoshenko, В. М. Shaposhnikov

J. V.Stalin, A. I. Antonov, S. M. Budyonny, N. A. Bulganin, A. M. Vasilevsky, K. E. Voroshilov, G. K. Zhukov, N. G. Kuznetsov, V. M. Molotov, S. K. Timoshenko,В. М. Shaposhnikov

Soviet statesmen and top commanders — members of the wartime General Staff HQ (left to right, from top):J. V.Stalin, A. I. Antonov, S. M. Budyonny, N. A. Bulganin, A. M. Vasilevsky, K. E. Voroshilov, G. K. Zhukov, N. G. Kuznetsov, V. M. Molotov, S. K. Timoshenko and В. М. Shaposhnikov