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Death of USSR Minister of Defense Andrei Antonovich Grechko in the context of conspiracy theories

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Marshal of the Soviet Union, head of the Ministry of Defense Andrei Antonovich Grechko died suddenly at his summer residence 26 on April 1976. Contemporaries of the marshal noted that in his 72 of the year he could give odds to many young people. Andrei Grechko continued to actively engage in sports, and nothing foretold his so unexpected death. In many ways, it was this circumstance that caused the death of the Marshal of the conspiracy theory around him. In addition, shortly before his death, the head of the USSR Ministry of Defense Andrei Grechko dropped the phrase: “Only through my body”, commenting on Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev’s desire to become a marshal. 10 days after the death of Andrei Grechko, Leonid Brezhnev still became a marshal.


Andrei Antonovich Grechko was born in October in the small village of Golodayevka of the Kuibyshev district of the Rostov region in October 1903. He participated in the Civil War, joining the Red Army in 1919. In 1926, Grechko graduated from a cavalry school, in 1936, the Military Academy named after MV Frunze, and just before the war in 1941, the Military Academy of the General Staff. In the early days of World War II, he worked at the General Staff, but in July 1941 headed the 34 Cavalry Division, which in the first half of August of the same year engaged the Germans south of the capital of Ukraine.

During World War II he successively commanded a division, corps (from January 1942 of the year), operational group of troops (from March of 1942 of the year), army (from April of 1942 of the year). Andrei Grechko ended the war as commander of the 1 Guards Army, which he accepted in December 1943. After the war, he continued his way up the army career, reaching the very top. In 1967, Andrei Antonovich Grechko became Minister of Defense of the Soviet Union.

Death of USSR Minister of Defense Andrei Antonovich Grechko in the context of conspiracy theories
The commander of the 1 Guards Army, Colonel-General A. A. Grechko (center) on the line of Arpad. 1944 year


The version that the defense minister was helped to die was largely based only on the fact that Andrei Antonovich was distinguished by excellent health, and there were simply no prerequisites for his sudden death. The version of the "conspiracy theory", in particular, was considered by Vitaly Karyukov in an article published on the portal "Free Press". In general, on the Internet you can find some more authors who also develop this version.

Marshal of the Soviet Union Andrei Antonovich Grechko was really a sporty and healthy person. By the time of his death, at his dacha, the marshal was perfectly healthy and led an active lifestyle, taking quite long walks. Grechko was a passionate fan and often attended football and hockey matches for his company with Leonid Brezhnev. Moreover, he did play sports himself: he played tennis and volleyball well and with pleasure.

“After graduating from the institute, I was sent by special order to serve at CSKA, although I had to get into the landing forces. It so happened that before I was sent to a part, they asked me to play with Marshal Grechko, who, after the end of the match, ordered me to come to the person next day. So in the end I was left at CSKA, ”recalls Shamil Tarpishchev, President of the Russian Tennis Federation. According to him, for his age, Andrei Antonovich was a very decent tennis player. He told about the tragicomic event that once occurred on a tennis court. Korotkov, who played with me (the marshal preferred to play only in pairs), accidentally got Grechko right in the stomach. While the defense minister regained consciousness, two officers managed to jump out on the court, who quickly tied up the athlete. However, they did not have time to drag him off the court. Catching his breath, the marshal ordered them to leave, explaining that what was happening was just a game. After this curious incident, the same adjutants accompanied the marshal in civilian clothes. Apparently, they decided that uniformed officers, who twist the tennis player's hands, are too sinister, especially if viewed from the side.



At the same time, Andrei Antonovich not only kept himself in good physical shape, but also attracted his direct subordinates to regular physical training. Even marshals of the Soviet Union played volleyball with him. Regardless of their positions, they met early in the morning twice a week in the Weightlifting Palace of CSKA, where they trained together for the full program for one and a half hours. The Minister of Defense himself liked to play volleyball along with everyone, demonstrating by personal example that you shouldn’t part with physical training, no matter what age you are. Therefore, it seems strange, like a smart, strong, health-breathing marshal so suddenly passed away at the age of 72.

According to the memoirs of Yevgeny Rodionov, the officer of the "nine" (guard), who was attached to the marshal, the corpse of the Minister of Defense was discovered by them on the morning of April 26 of 1976. The charges for the meeting were already coming to an end, but Andrei Antonovich never came to the table, although he always had breakfast before the start of the working day. Worried about the lack of a marshal, the guard asked his relatives to check what was wrong with him. And since the Minister of Defense strictly forbade anyone to enter his room, it was decided to send his great-granddaughter to the outhouse where Grechko lived. She found her already cold great-grandfather: he seemed to have fallen asleep while sitting in the chair.

After the discovery of the body, everything began to turn: the death of the marshal was reported where necessary preparations began, and on the same day, information was given to the media about the death of the country's defense minister. By the way, an autopsy carried out later showed only that the marshal had died the day before, roughly at 9 in the evening. No more autopsy showed. It would seem that all supporters of the conspiracy can rest, but if it is still assumed that Grechko, for some reason, was decided to be eliminated, then for this there were a sufficient number of sophisticated methods.

Ever since 1937, under the direction of Professor Grigory Moiseevich Majranovsky, and in the future Colonel of Medical Service in the USSR, a toxicology laboratory (“Laboratory-X”), which was part of the Twelfth Division of the State Department of Internal Affairs of the NKVD of the USSR, was already working. In 40 years of continuous development, Soviet toxicology was able to achieve truly transcendental peaks. For example, in the Soviet Union poisons were created that could not be detected by any analyzes or tests. Such poisons did not even need to be poured into food or sprayed into the air. There was a sufficient number of filigree ways of "transfer" of such poisons. For example, it was enough just to shake hands with a person. Before that, the alleged killer put poison on his arm just before the handshake. After that, he wiped his hand with an antidote. But his vis-a-vis through 3-4 of the day could have passed away: just fall asleep and never wake up again, which is what happened to Andrei Antonovich.



It is worth noting that Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was a very subtle psychologist and strategist. He tried to place only well-known, loyal and close to him people to all leading posts in the country. Grechko in this regard was no special exception. First, because both of them were peers with a difference in the age of the entire 3 year. Secondly, both fought on the territory of the Kuban during World War II, in particular, in the armies that liberated Novorossiysk from the fascists (Grechko commanded the 56 army, the future general secretary served in 18). Thirdly, the future Minister of Defense of the Soviet Union was an active participant in the conspiracy against Khrushchev. However, could the general secretary be offended by his marshal to such an extent as to “sentence” him. Most likely, no, and Leonid Ilyich was never famous for his bloodthirstiness.

However, in the 1976 year, which was a jubilee anniversary for Brezhnev, in December, the general secretary was 70 years old, they began to prepare for the holiday in advance, from the very beginning of the year. And when in the spring of 1976, one of the members of the Central Committee of the party suggested Andrei Antonovich to assign Leonid Ilyich a Marshal's title, he flatly refused to fulfill this whim, saying the very phrase. Grechko remembered very well that at the height of the battle in the Kuban the future general secretary was just a colonel, while he himself at that time commanded the army and wore shoulder straps for the colonel general. Most likely, Grechko until the very last moment considered this undertaking of Brezhnev to be utter nonsense. But in this he was greatly mistaken, as the secretary general simply loved the stars on his chest and shoulder straps until he was selfless. Depriving Brezhnev of his favorite "toys" was rather rash.

Military ranks and truth were a certain point of Brezhnev. Even during the war years, Leonid Ilyich dreamed of being promoted to general and was very worried about this. Only in November 1944, he managed to get long-awaited general's epaulets for himself. At the same time, he had a certain inferiority complex for a long time, especially when he was standing on the podium of the Mausoleum surrounded by marshals. At that time, the general secretary was "only" a lieutenant general. Probably for this reason, even in 1974, Leonid Ilyich decided to jump over the rank of colonel-general and immediately become a general of the army. In this aspect, the Secretary General’s negative reaction to Grechko’s objections is quite predictable. And the phrase “Only over my dead body!” Dropped by the marshal could have become what prompted the secretary general to think badly.



It is also worth noting that due to the fact that during the war Leonid Brezhnev served almost under the command of the future marshal, Andrei Grechko more than once torpedoed all decisions of the general secretary. This was not surprising. Andrei Antonovich was a handsome handsome man, with almost two-meter height, this man by his vocation and should have been a commander. Sometimes it came to the direct attacks of the marshal at the address of the general secretary right at the meetings of the Politburo. Brezhnev meekly endured this criticism.

But do not forget that by the year 1976, Leonid Ilyich was already a sick man who had suffered a clinical death not so long ago. Sometimes, in some conditions, he was not fully aware of what he was doing. At the same time, Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was not the only one who could “take offense” at the marshal. Andrei Antonovich did not have direct problems with the KGB of the USSR, but he didn’t hide his negative attitude to the growth of bureaucratic structures of the KGB in the USSR and the increasing influence of the department. These views were the cause of a certain tension in the relationship of the marshal with Andropov. He hardly shared the sphere of influence with the Minister of Defense and Ustinov, who in June 1941 received the post of people's commissar of armaments. This allowed Ustinov to consider himself a man who did a lot to strengthen the country's defense and did not need any advice from anyone.

It is believed that the department headed by Andropov could have been involved in the death of Andrei Grechko in his own summer cottage. The strange deaths that accompanied the leadership of the Politburo for several years after the death of the marshal speak in favor of this version. So in 1978, the secretary of the Central Committee of the CPSU on agricultural issues Fyodor Davydovich Kulakov came to his dacha, sat there with the guests, after which he went to bed and did not wake up. People close to him noted his excellent health. It was also strange that on the eve of his death his personal doctor and guards left his dacha. In the future, Semyon Kuzmich Tsvigun and Mikhail Andreevich Suslov left not the most obvious ways.

In any case, whether the death of Marshal Grechko was natural, or if someone put his hand to it (perhaps literally), we can only find out when all the archives are open. Unless, of course, documents that could shed information on the death of a marshal exist in general.

Information sources:
http://svpressa.ru/post/article/127714
http://slavyanskaya-kultura.ru/sssr/borba-za-vlast-i-razval-sssr.html
http://www.warheroes.ru/hero/hero.asp?Hero_id=1225
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  1. D-Master
    D-Master 27 August 2015 06: 41
    +11
    The backstage war in the USSR was very fierce. Therefore, everything is possible. Unfortunately, history does not know the subjunctive mood. And the fact that in the middle of the 70's the Dnepropetrovsk bloc headed by Leonid Ilyich came to power. Schelokov, Tsvigun, Shcherbitsky, Chernenko, Fedorchuk. Brezhnev’s policy of drawing “his own” to power posts, that is, Dnepropetrovsk (it can be treated differently), it turned out to be so effective that even after the Andropov purges, the backbone of the central state apparatus was Dnepropetrovsk. Mikhail Gorbachev already at the end of the 1980's, immediately before the collapse of the Soviet Union, initiated a special investigation, which established that 53% of top managers of the Ukrainian government were from Dnepropetrovsk.
    Conclusions I think we will make ourselves ....
    1. War and Peace
      War and Peace 27 August 2015 08: 39
      +1
      the undercover games and betrayal of the top of the USSR are becoming clear only now, Khrushchev canceled the Stalinist course and introduced equalization, which led to a decrease in the level of productive forces, works, what is good, what is bad, paid the same, introduced a lot of negative things - higher prices and repression for the people, who was against. Brezhnev went further, only now the entire depth of the fall of the Brezhnev elite became clear - it was a betrayal of the people of the USSR - and a direct CONSPIRACY in the United States, which became visible on the LUNAR PROGRAM. The Americans were not on the Moon, but only the USSR could confirm or deny this, so it "confirmed" in the person of the competent authorities, by conspiracy with the United States, the lunar program, the SPIRAL program, and the fact that such a similar and parallel program BURAN appeared -this is surprising among experts, but the faithful followers of the "political course" Andropov and Gorbachev also curtailed this program, so it was hard for those who were against this course to survive ...
      1. War and Peace
        War and Peace 27 August 2015 11: 40
        -1
        minusyakram-if you are already clinging to the forum, then you need to oppose openly, do not spoil the secret ...
        1. Bayonet
          Bayonet 27 August 2015 18: 12
          -2
          Quote: War and Peace
          minusyakram-if you are already clinging to the forum, then you need to oppose openly, do not spoil the secret ...

          I set a minus! I already got your nonsense am
          1. War and Peace
            War and Peace 27 August 2015 18: 19
            -1
            Quote: Bayonet
            Quote: War and Peace
            minusyakram-if you are already clinging to the forum, then you need to oppose openly, do not spoil the secret ...

            I set a minus! I already got your nonsense am


            what is embarrassing? why don’t you like dude?
            1. Bayonet
              Bayonet 27 August 2015 18: 29
              +1
              Kicked ... Is that all?
              1. War and Peace
                War and Peace 27 August 2015 18: 31
                -2
                Quote: Bayonet
                Kicked ... Is that all?


                Well, so answer or not for the bazaar, or can you just scream?
                1. Bayonet
                  Bayonet 27 August 2015 18: 41
                  +1
                  Quote: War and Peace
                  Well, so answer or not for the bazaar

                  Take a blacklist!
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            2. navigator
              navigator 27 August 2015 20: 08
              +3
              "Why did you feel ashamed? Why don't you like dude?"

              I don’t like everything and do not correspond to reality from beginning to end. It was especially amusing that Andropov and Gorbachev were recorded in the same cohort. Minus.
              1. War and Peace
                War and Peace 27 August 2015 20: 45
                -1
                Quote: navigator
                It was especially amusing that Andropov and Gorbachev were recorded in the same cohort. Minus.


                Well, what's unknown? Andropov was the last man under Brezhnev and his successor, and Gorbachev was Andropov’s deputy, with whom he and several other members were included in the political bureau of which he recommended, it’s all known, so all this continuity is clearly visible ...
                1. navigator
                  navigator 27 August 2015 21: 44
                  +3
                  "Well, what is unknown here?"

                  Did I write about the unknown? It has remained unknown to you a lot, judging by what you write.

                  "Andropov was not the last person under Brezhnev and his successor, and Gorbachev was Andropov's henchman, during his time he and several other members were included in the Politburo whom he recommended and this is all known, so all this continuity is clearly traced ..."

                  The main thing is to write confidently, this way and that, the main thing is clearly everything and is simple.
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      2. zenion
        zenion 27 August 2015 16: 09
        +4
        Lies! There was no egalitarianism. I worked at the factory as a turner and worked from production. All worked from working out. Who do you think worked on leveling? What are the professions?
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            2. War and Peace
              War and Peace 27 August 2015 18: 18
              -7
              Quote: Nagaibak
              well you are with a man))) he will humiliate you


              at the top of the site there is such a forum FORUM let's open a topic and I will discuss with you any questions about this little man, and Soviet education and salary, and at the same time the Tobolsk card ...
              1. Nagaibak
                Nagaibak 27 August 2015 19: 27
                0
                war and peace "at the top of the site nagaybak there is such a FORUM, let's open the topic and I'll discuss any questions with you about this little man."
                1. As for the discussion))) I myself decide where and when.))) I certainly will not discuss this person with you. Just not decent.
                2. As for Soviet education, there is nothing to discuss. And so everything is clear to everyone. The merits of Soviet education do not need my defense, let’s say so.
                3. But Tobolsk will still come up in some sort of subject due to the Tartarian elves and other dishonesty))) We will discuss there. In general, we can do without a forum.))) The minus is not mine. Mine for your previous comment.)))
                1. War and Peace
                  War and Peace 27 August 2015 20: 35
                  -2
                  Quote: Nagaibak
                  war and peace "at the top of the site nagaybak there is such a FORUM, let's open the topic and I'll discuss any questions with you about this little man."
                  1. As for the discussion))) I myself decide where and when.))) I certainly will not discuss this person with you. Just not decent.
                  2. As for Soviet education, there is nothing to discuss. And so everything is clear to everyone. The merits of Soviet education do not need my defense, let’s say so.
                  3. But Tobolsk will still come up in some sort of subject due to the Tartarian elves and other dishonesty))) We will discuss there. In general, we can do without a forum.))) The minus is not mine. Mine for your previous comment.)))


                  and is that the whole answer to your angry rebuke? wimp, wimp -Naigaybak ...
                  1. Nagaibak
                    Nagaibak 28 August 2015 06: 43
                    0
                    war and peace "and this is the whole answer to your angry rebuke? weakling, weakling, Nagaybak."
                    you can’t seriously discuss it with you.))) And about a wimp, wipe off the snot.))) Have you imagined yourself to be cool?)))
            3. zubkoff46
              zubkoff46 27 August 2015 23: 54
              0
              I support. But certainly not necessary to be rude.
        2. james
          james 27 August 2015 18: 18
          +6
          Engineers, first of all, workers - those who are not on the deal (heard - time wage), teachers, doctors and many who.
          Assistants (technicians, draftsmen) were taken from the engineers and they began to call everyone around them engineers. A registration engineer in the housing department, a personnel engineer, an economist, etc., thereby completely discounted the word engineer and, as a consequence, the profession
          1. War and Peace
            War and Peace 27 August 2015 18: 23
            -5
            Quote: james
            Engineers, first of all, workers - those who are not on the deal (heard - time wage), teachers, doctors and many who.
            Assistants (technicians, draftsmen) were taken from the engineers and they began to call everyone around them engineers. A registration engineer in the housing department, a personnel engineer, an economist, etc., thereby completely discounted the word engineer and, as a consequence, the profession


            there are specially trained paid people on the site who are not interested in a clear understanding of history, so their position is a fierce denial of EVERYTHING that would clarify the situation - people should be in the dark, and then any noodles on their ears will ride for the truth ...
            1. Nagaibak
              Nagaibak 28 August 2015 06: 46
              -2
              war and peace "there are specially trained paid people on the site who are not interested in a clear understanding of history, therefore."
              you about yourself?))))
            2. nov_tech.vrn
              nov_tech.vrn 29 September 2018 12: 42
              0
              minus mine, in your behavior it’s you who look like the category you specified
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        3. Seal
          Seal 29 September 2018 14: 50
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          zenion (zinovy) August 27, 2015 16:09
          I worked at the factory as a turner and worked from production. All worked from working out.

          I hope you do not deny that to your turners who produced too many products, other turners hit the face?
          When I came to the factory before the service as a milling apprentice, they immediately showed me the one that had recently cut the prices. For several months, my friend gave me 3-4 plans. This could be done quite easily, especially on the night shift, since instead of 2 to 3 machines (they were programmed, three programs for 40, 50 and 14 minutes each), at least 10 machines could be taken in the night shift . Accordingly, he earned several months at 700-800 rubles instead of the usual 350-380. They say that they beat him not weakly. Earnings fell to 200-250 rubles.
      3. Bayonet
        Bayonet 27 August 2015 18: 09
        +1
        Quote: War and Peace
        Americans were not on the moon

        Yes, six times have not been! And on Mars they are not the first smile
      4. War and Peace
        War and Peace 28 August 2015 01: 21
        0
        By the way, the article considers the strange death of Marshal Grechko, and in fact at that time there was no less strange death of the chief designer Korolev, it was after his death that the space programs were curtailed ...
    2. RoTTor
      RoTTor 27 August 2015 09: 07
      +2
      So it turns out Ukrainians ruled the USSR. And who says the Jews?
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    4. gladcu2
      gladcu2 30 August 2015 19: 19
      0
      D-master
      53% is not the vast majority and does not say anything.
      The fact that there were intrigues in power is also not a secret.

      Buckwheat, as the vast majority of healthy people of his age, could go away in a few days. There are many examples of this.

      Grechko never pretended to be a leader in domestic politics. He was a professional in his field and did not go beyond the tasks set.

      This article is just a reminder of a bygone era.
  2. anokem
    anokem 27 August 2015 06: 51
    +16
    Unconvincing. Death at 72 can occur suddenly, against the background of complete health. Regarding the wort, he died of coronary heart disease, refused treatment. Yes, and Leonid Ilyich was not capable of killing, when someone fell into disgrace, he sent him an ambassador to foreign countries.
    1. Revolver
      Revolver 27 August 2015 07: 02
      0
      Quote: anokem
      when someone fell into disgrace, he sent him an ambassador to foreign countries.
      Is Mongolia the farthest?laughing
      1. anokem
        anokem 27 August 2015 08: 55
        +6
        Nikolai Nikolaevich Mesyatsev. He was a member of the Shelepin group, was exiled to the honorary exile as ambassador to Australia
        1. Seal
          Seal 29 September 2018 14: 56
          0
          First Secretary of the CPSU MGK Egorychev. In June 1967, Nikolai Yegorychev addressed the plenary session of the CPSU Central Committee, where he raised the question of the state of defense of the country, which was under the jurisdiction of the Politburo, headed by Secretary General Leonid Brezhnev. In particular, stated:
          Maybe the time has come ... at one of the upcoming plenary sessions to hear behind the scenes a report on the state of the country's defense and on the tasks of party organizations - civil and military, as, for example, at the last plenary session we considered the issue of our foreign policy. For example, as a member of the Military Council of the Moscow Air Defense District, I am very concerned that the air defense of the capital is not reliable enough. The existing system is becoming more and more morally obsolete, modernization of its proper effect no longer gives, the creation of a new air defense system of the capital is too delayed.

          This speech aggravated Brezhnev’s conflict with Yegorychev and his entourage, already outlined by then (Yegorychev belonged to the informal group of Komsomol members in the party leadership, whose leader was considered to be Brezhnev’s political rival Alexander Shelepin). The result was a statement by Yegorychev about his dismissal from his post, in connection with the transfer to another job.
          In July 1967, Yegorychev was appointed deputy minister of tractor and agricultural machinery of the USSR, who oversaw the construction.
          In 1961-1971 - member of the Central Committee of the CPSU.
          In 1970-1984 he was the USSR ambassador to Denmark, in 1972 he took an active part in the preparation of the visit of Queen of Denmark Margrethe to the USSR - this was the first visit of the European monarch to the Soviet Union.
          In 1984-1987, Yegorychev - Deputy Minister of Engineering for livestock and feed production, again oversaw the construction.
          In 1985 he was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War of the 1st degree [3].
          In 1987-1988, he was the 1st deputy chairman of the USSR Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
          In February - November 1988 - USSR Ambassador to Afghanistan.
    2. Baloo
      Baloo 27 August 2015 09: 55
      +16
      According to statistics, each person after 40 years has an average of 3.5 diseases. There are no healthy people, there are no people examined. Suslov? Suslov had type 1 insulin-dependent diabetes, they do not live for such a long time.
      As for "complete health" ... Do you remember the hero of the TV series about special forces, the biggest guy, almost a Schwarzneiger?
      He died suddenly at 48 years old. Microinfarctions can be painless, a man may simply not pay attention to it. Only daily monitoring of ECG and pressure, ECG under load, ultrasound of the heart can show a hidden threat. After a heart attack, a scar remains. At some point, the scars overstretch, because they are not the heart muscle, the valves cannot cope, and tamponade occurs. Sudden changes in blood pressure provoke tears in the intima of the heart vessels, again the scar on which the atherosclerotic plaque grows, which periodically blocks the blood vessels of the heart, is another reason. Do not forget, the lifestyle and mentality of men, especially managers, is largely determined by character and motivation. It’s a natural death, a flaw during professional examinations of doctors, the personal doctor was obliged at the cost of his career to turn to the Politburo or Brezhnev with a ban on activity. Weightlifting few people prolong life.
      For life in terms of active longevity, endurance training and coordination of movements is important. This is swimming, table tennis, basketball and volleyball.
      In general, keep an eye on the abdominals and muscles that hold the body upright and provide walking. Many health problems begin with this, and the rest come from untreated teeth.
      It is a pity that not one of the central channels shows morning exercises in the mornings in all watch regions, I am sure this would reduce the incidence rate, as well as production exercises before lunch. Leaders, try it. hi
      1. zubkoff46
        zubkoff46 28 August 2015 00: 00
        0
        "Baloo" - You are smart and, most likely, a good cardiologist. I personally already had a heart attack and bypass surgery in my biography. I completely agree with your recommendations.
        1. Baloo
          Baloo 31 August 2015 09: 18
          +1
          Thank you, I am an orthopedic traumatologist, I have to take into account the risks of complications in patients before the operation and be interested in related specialties. hi
    3. gladcu2
      gladcu2 30 August 2015 19: 25
      0
      Anokem

      I’ll add in support of your point of view.

      This is all over the place. Sudden care in old age with relatively good health. By the way, God forbid, everyone. Quickly and without torment.

      Usually a weekly causeless malaise. Internal hemorrhage, stroke. A day in intensive care, refusal to fight and calm care.
    4. Vladimir 5
      Vladimir 5 2 October 2018 19: 22
      -1
      Leonid Ilyich may not be an anokem, but the rest could very well poke around, including Yu.Andropov, who has all the cards in his hands, and his kidneys strangely refused ... Let us recall Chernenko’s illness, and the rest of the five-year magnificent funeral .. Of course, Brezhnev’s time cannot be compared with the earlier USSR, but there they acted more directly .....
  3. Revolver
    Revolver 27 August 2015 06: 57
    +10
    Well? At 72 years old, anyone can happen. And it’s not in the style of Brezhnev and Andropov - if Grechko interfered with them, they would send them to a personal pension. About like Podgorny. Most likely, even with the presentation of something, a rather big thread, even a Hero, for many years of service.
    It is believed that the agency headed by Andropov could be involved in the death of Andrei Anatolyevich Grechko at his own dacha. This version is supported by strange deaths that accompanied the leadership of the Politburo for several years after the death of the Marshal. So in 1978, the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union for Agricultural Affairs, Fedor Davydovich Kulakov, arrived at his dacha, sat there with guests, after which he went to bed and did not wake up. People who knew him closely noted his excellent health. It was also strange that on the eve of his death, a personal doctor and security guards left his cottage. In the future, not the most obvious ways, Semyon Kuzmich Tsvigun and Mikhail Andreevich Suslov passed away.
    The only seriously suspicious death was the death of Masherov. And even that - it worked too dirty, the KGB, especially at that level, usually worked cleaner.
  4. Rigla
    Rigla 27 August 2015 07: 42
    +5
    All mixed in one pile. .
  5. Glot
    Glot 27 August 2015 07: 50
    +9
    You can be archizdorovy, play sports, keep healthy and ... just fall asleep in 50 years, and no longer wake up. Or walk down the street at 45, fall and, hello parents.
    Do not look for a black cat in a dark room, especially if it is not there.
    But of course, "conspiracy theories" excite other heads.
  6. activator
    activator 27 August 2015 08: 09
    +7
    You tell me the Kharkiv trace, I remember reading that Grechko defended the interests of UVZ and did not seem to like much for innovators from Leningrad and Kharkov. And so, in my opinion, they decided to suck out another sensation from someone’s finger and criticized this motive in the author’s opinion?
  7. valokordin
    valokordin 27 August 2015 08: 22
    +4
    Quote: activator
    You tell me the Kharkiv trace, I remember reading that Grechko defended the interests of UVZ and did not seem to like much for innovators from Leningrad and Kharkov. And so, in my opinion, they decided to suck out another sensation from someone’s finger and criticized this motive in the author’s opinion?

    To the activator plus, this article is saturated with anti-Soviet, the desire to cast a shadow on L.I. Brezhnev, which is typical of today's shit. Recently, one of them, a journalist Pravdyuk (Moghe Vraldyuk), said on a 365-day channel that in 1919 the Bolsheviks used bacteriological weapons in the south of Russia in the form of typhus, which killed brilliant white generals.
  8. RoTTor
    RoTTor 27 August 2015 08: 26
    +5
    Of the post-war defense ministers of the USSR, Andrei Antonovich is the BEST. With him, our army did not just reach the highest level, more was done - after the corn mailer, with his henchman lackey Malinovsky, destroyed and slaughtered the army, humiliated and threw millions of soldiers into nowhere when the army was humiliated in newspapers ...

    Under him, the authority of the army and officers in society returned to the normal level for the USSR.

    Young officers on vacation and to the city from garrisons always rode in uniform. That says a lot.

    A true Hero, Great Minister, a wonderful person.
    Lucky to serve under his command.
    Eternal glory to the HERO!
    1. Cottager452
      Cottager452 28 September 2018 13: 22
      0
      Moshe Dayan would be cooler by an order of magnitude.
    2. Seal
      Seal 29 September 2018 15: 31
      0
      On the one hand, yes. On the other hand, with him, hazing flourished in the army. It became the norm to assign soldiers to work in the dachas of their fathers-commanders. Grechko himself often went on business trips and especially on vacation with his "nieces".
      He had a mansion in one of the military sanatoriums in Abkhazia. But since it was not his personal, but an official one, anyone could use it, of course, from those who are "supposed", that is, from equal position to Grechko himself. However, the management of the sanatorium, Colonel Ch., Tried not to accommodate anyone in this mansion. Although someone was probably settled, but between the departure of the lodged responsible comrade and the arrival of Marshal Grechko, they always managed to restore virgin order. But one day, Comrade Mukhitdinov Nuriddin Akramovich, once the first secretary of the Uzbek Central Committee, then a member of the Presidium of the Central Committee of the CPSU under Khrushchev, was housed in the house, but by that time was already just the USSR ambassador to Lebanon, who decided to rest in Abkhazia. And apparently the oriental smell of Comrade. Mukhitdinov did not have time to wear off by the arrival of Marshal Grechko. When the head of the sanatorium realized that it was useless to deny, he admitted that Comrade Mukhitdinov and his family were resting in the house. Grechko threw thunder and lightning. He refused to move into the house. Soon an order came to build a new mansion on the territory of the sanatorium. The head of the sanatorium, Colonel Ch., Committed suicide.
  9. uzer 13
    uzer 13 27 August 2015 08: 34
    +3
    I can confirm that Marshal Grechko looked like a completely healthy person, I saw him in the spring of 1973. His death passed completely unexpectedly for everyone.
  10. vnord
    vnord 27 August 2015 09: 02
    +9
    The article is sucked out of the finger. People who are quite healthy die at 40. Moreover, under Brezhnev, the organs were not bloodthirsty. It’s easier and cheaper to give the Hero of Social Labor and retire.
    1. creak
      creak 27 August 2015 10: 08
      +6
      Quote: vnord
      It’s easier and cheaper to give the Hero of Social Labor and retire.


      A small clarification - the marshals were sent not to retirement, but to the Group of Inspectors General of the Moscow Region
      with the preservation of all the benefits laid down by rank (therefore, the Army was called the Paradise Group).
      And the article was really sucked out of my finger — I had a chance to serve at that time, and so there was no talk on this subject, and not because we were afraid, the times were already vegetarian — they were discussing among themselves things like that ... More interested in who the next minister would be ...
  11. RoTTor
    RoTTor 27 August 2015 09: 05
    +9
    The article is a complete nonsense sucked, apparently, from 21 fingers. Leonid Ilyich did not slander anyone, and he treated the military comrades-in-arms with special warmth, cordiality and care. And never gave them up.

    He did the right thing, that he relied precisely on those whom he really knew in the war, and not on hardware rats.

    The weaknesses of the late Brezhnev to all sorts of orders and titles were indulged in precisely by party-apparatus sticks.


    At the same time, the author tried to pour mud on both Yu.V. Andropov and the KGB. Under Andropov, everything that ruined the country would probably not have happened ...
  12. unknown
    unknown 27 August 2015 09: 06
    -6
    If we consider this death through the version of the conspiracy of defense ministers of the Warsaw Treaty countries, then why not.

    Now forgotten historian Igor Bunich - "Gold of the Party".

    The domestic political struggle in the Soviet state never stopped, as in any other state. This is not life like that, but people like that. Kill the dragon and not become him yourself. It never works out.
    1. RoTTor
      RoTTor 27 August 2015 09: 13
      +3
      Bunich can be considered a source of reliable and truthful information ???? - Then why not a traitor Reason?

      Do not make me laugh!!!
    2. RoTTor
      RoTTor 27 August 2015 09: 13
      +4
      Bunich can be considered a source of reliable and truthful information ???? - Then why not a traitor Reason?

      Do not make me laugh!!!
    3. Army soldier2
      Army soldier2 27 August 2015 11: 50
      +1
      Is Igor Bunich a historian? Something new.
  13. Old26
    Old26 27 August 2015 09: 06
    +3
    Quote: Glot
    You can be archizdorovy, play sports, keep healthy and ... just fall asleep in 50 years, and no longer wake up. Or walk down the street at 45, fall and, hello parents.
    Do not look for a black cat in a dark room, especially if it is not there.
    But of course, "conspiracy theories" excite other heads.

    Absolutely correct. My work colleague, my height was about one meter ninety, was about 36. Sportsman. He lifted a bag of potatoes to the 5th floor, had lunch, went to take a nap ... and did not wake up. Anything can be. Well, supporters of "conspiracy theory" - they always exist and they will always have supporters
    But Grechko ... The father, who gave the army 33 years, always considered and still considers him the best minister of defense.
    Eternal glory!
  14. verb
    verb 27 August 2015 10: 19
    -8
    Spiders in the bank. What is earlier, what is now. They are eating each other and will not get enough. Fie on them at all!
    1. Uncle VasyaSayapin
      Uncle VasyaSayapin 27 August 2015 15: 52
      +1
      This is a common practice. But in this particular case it is doubtful. Most likely the author wanted to make a sensation out of the blue. But there is also benefit from the article - he reminded about the honored person.
  15. unknown
    unknown 27 August 2015 10: 24
    -6
    A conspiracy is just a secret agreement. Of course, in the world's first state of victorious socialism (Zionism) there could be no conspiracies. It is with them, there, in the decaying West.

    Only Meltyukhov in his monograph "Stalin's Lost Chance" was able to argue with Rezun from the national official historians. However, the title of the monograph speaks for itself.

    And besides Bunich, there are Beshanov, Solonin, and others. As long as official historians are silent, or frankly lie, historiography will be created by publicists.
    1. RoTTor
      RoTTor 27 August 2015 13: 01
      +1
      all authors proposed by you - from one bed: rezunovschina, grant-eaters
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  16. dmb
    dmb 27 August 2015 12: 33
    +1
    Shine. Of course, now everyone can write whatever comes to mind, but after the publication of such "masterpieces" one should expect on the site an article about Vasilyeva, who became pregnant from aliens, who stole unconsciously, and solely under the influence of psycho-radiation emanating from these aliens. Many believe (see user comment verb).
  17. RoTTor
    RoTTor 27 August 2015 12: 53
    0
    What afffftar if he does not know what Marshal Grechko’s name was !!!
    Ignore !!!
    rezunovschina ..............
  18. Rostislav
    Rostislav 27 August 2015 13: 45
    0
    Autopsy was?
    The author could at least give the official cause of death.
    The public cause of conspiracy theories is position. Who would be interested in the sudden death of a healthy and physically active harvester at the age of 72?
    Dummy article.
    1. RoTTor
      RoTTor 27 August 2015 17: 40
      -1
      stinky article
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    3. Bayonet
      Bayonet 27 August 2015 18: 26
      0
      Quote: Rostislav
      The author could at least give the official cause of death.

      The death of the minister happened for the most prosaic reason. Andrei Antonovich simply “burned out” at work. He fell asleep and did not wake up. At 72 years old, hesitating a little, considered himself as healthy and strong as during the war, when he could not sleep or eat for days. That heart could not stand it - the usual lot of workaholics, be they even simple laborers, even ministers. After all, no one will deny the fact that Marshal Grechko literally tortured himself in the service. In a government obituary, a heart attack was called the cause of death.
  19. Coboklo
    Coboklo 27 August 2015 13: 47
    +2
    I had to serve in the Army when Grechko was Minister.
    On the bus, the conductor demanded that I pay for the fare (I delivered the package from the headquarters to the regiment), to which I replied: I would pay for Grechko. The whole bus laughed, and the conductor lagged behind me.
  20. kingoff
    kingoff 27 August 2015 17: 28
    -1
    Quote: RoTTor

    At the same time, the author tried to pour mud on both Yu.V. Andropov and the KGB. Under Andropov, everything that ruined the country would probably not have happened ...


    Andropov is an ambiguous figure, for example, with what stubbornness he dragged Hunchback to the Olympus of Soviet power.
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    2. RoTTor
      RoTTor 27 August 2015 17: 37
      +3
      humpback-tagged at first misled almost the majority of the people.
      And the Lord sometimes makes mistakes, as Babel wrote in "Odessa Stories".

      Andropov’s actions in Hungary, and at the head of the KGB, and in the short, alas, term of his reign, in my opinion, are wise, firm and patriotic.

      Amerikosy and NATO trash clearly feared him.
  21. uizik
    uizik 27 August 2015 22: 12
    0
    The first about the death of A. Grechko Foreign intelligence reported on the morning of April 26.04.1976, XNUMX (interception). People in the evening.
    1. Gumma
      Gumma 28 August 2015 09: 05
      0
      Voices were almost always in the lead. At that time I felt uneasy - how many spies were around. And he believed in the recognition of Kamenev, Zinoviev and Co.
  22. moskowit
    moskowit 29 August 2015 18: 23
    +1
    Quote: war and peace
    Quote: Bayonet
    Quote: War and Peace
    minusyakram-if you are already clinging to the forum, then you need to oppose openly, do not spoil the secret ...

    I set a minus! I already got your nonsense am


    what is embarrassing? why don’t you like dude?

    Quote: Bayonet
    Quote: War and Peace
    Well, so answer or not for the bazaar

    Take a blacklist!



    Dear sirs, there are civilized rules for sorting things out. Six steps from dueling pistols ... But seriously ... Really not good. As the Great Book says: "Love your neighbor as yourself ..."
  23. moskowit
    moskowit 29 August 2015 18: 30
    +1
    But, indeed, the sudden death of the Minister of Defense caused rumors and gossip among people close to the military sphere. Moreover, the next appointment of a civilian Minister, although having the rank of lieutenant general, comrade Ustinov Dmitry Fedorovich, generally caused shock among military people ...
  24. kingoff
    kingoff 31 August 2015 19: 04
    0
    Quote: RoTTor
    humpback-tagged at first misled almost the majority of the people.
    And the Lord sometimes makes mistakes, as Babel wrote in "Odessa Stories".

    Andropov’s actions in Hungary, and at the head of the KGB, and in the short, alas, term of his reign, in my opinion, are wise, firm and patriotic.

    Amerikosy and NATO trash clearly feared him.


    Andropov, with his experience and his capabilities, is not a wench to extort him from the hunchback, here is some kind of interest.
    1. Baloo
      Baloo 15 September 2015 22: 32
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      Andropov bought into Gorbachev’s phrase: old trees, no undergrowth. The forest perishes without undergrowth, without young trees. So thanks to the phrase said in time, Gorbachev ended up in the Central Committee and the Politburo.
      When Gorbachev got to the Central Committee, Andropov told him, then try on your own, work, did he see a receiver in it?
      A major role was played by the support of Gromyko. Gorbachev: I called him and said, if you want to continue working, vote for me.
      I remember the last words in the last interview Gromyko a few days before his death: If I tell the truth, it will all explode and turned away.
      What did he mean? Did you know about the traitor Yakovlev? Who became the Minister of Foreign Affairs after Gorbachev quickly moved Gromyko? What is famous for the Gromyko receiver?
  25. Senior manager
    Senior manager 25 September 2018 05: 12
    0
    Somehow it’s not even convenient, the article is serious, and it’s not clear who it is. In 1974, Andrei Antonovich Grechko drew me to the Soviet army, the conversation is about Andrei Anatolyevich Grechko. American intelligence in a mess.
  26. bistrov.
    bistrov. 1 October 2018 07: 47
    0
    The real nonsense. It is not clear what relation the current Minister of Defense of the USSR had to do with the awarding of the title of "Marshal of the Soviet Union", which was awarded by the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR?
  27. Gepirion
    Gepirion 1 October 2018 09: 26
    0
    With regard to death, death seems to be a healthy person and occupying sports I will say this. My friend died suddenly at 34, went in for sports. So not an indicator.
    . For example, poisons were created in the Soviet Union that could not be detected by any analyzes or tests.
    Seriously? And how then it was determined that this poison acts, because at the autopsy and analysis you will not find it negative
    Before that, the alleged killer inflicted poison on his hand immediately before a handshake. After that, he wiped his hand with an antidote.
    It’s ridiculous. All contact poisons that penetrate the pores of the skin penetrate immediately. The antidote would no longer help while the killer treated the arm with poison, then greeted and quietly treated the arm with an antidote.
    But his counterpart in just 3-4 days could[b] [/ b] pass away
    So did the poison act or not? belay