Ivan Stepanovich Koniev (or Konev)(Russian: Иван Степанович Конев) (1897–1973), was a Soviet military commander, who led Red Army forces on the Eastern Front during World War II, liberated much of Eastern Europe from occupation by the Axis Powers, and helped in the capture of Germany's capital, Berlin. Later, as the commander of Warsaw Pact forces, Koniev led the suppression of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956
Ivan Koniev's (1897-1945) First Ukrainian Front was not allowed the same spoils as Georgy Zhukov in the taking of Berlin. He was still quite bitter about this just days after Berlin fell, when he was killed by a Werewolf agent, who blew up Koniev's car with a panzerfaust.
Ivan Koniev was one of several generals who were purged by Joseph Stalin between 1936 and 1938. In 1947, years after the Soviet Union had fallen to Germany, guerilla leader Fedor Tolbukhin reflected on those purges, and realized they had virtually assured his country's defeat.