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Gen. Hirsh Plaskov, Soviet War Hero, Dead at Age 73

January 19, 1973
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According to news reaching here from Moscow, Gen. Hirsh Plaskov, one of the Soviet war heroes, has died in Moldavia. He was 73. Gen. Plaskov, the son of a poor Jewish family in Minsk, Joined the Red Army as a soldier and rose to the rank of full General. He was both a military leader and a man of great personal courage. He carried on his breast a total of 22 war decorations, including three Lenin orders.

Gen. Plaskov was a facile writer in Russian and Yiddish. In his last years, he wrote his memoirs which were published in Sovietisch Heimland: He often, in his old age, lent his name to anti-Israel statements, but he was never taken seriously either as a politician or as a mentor. He was respected for his exploits in the war against the Nazis and particularly in stemming the German advance to the Soviet heartland.

Israel cut its tariffs by an average of 15 percent on some 1400 consumer items yesterday.

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