Vol. XXV No. 13 … On to Berlin : Marshal Zhukoff Maps the Way ……. The Cover : A great Russian Army was drawn up before Berlin last week, poised for a tremendous blow. In personal command was Marshal Gregory Zhukoff, First Vice Commissar for Defense and second only to Stalin in the Red Army. Zhukoff, shown here at the map table, is known in Russia as the “iron commander” (see Fighting Fronts). Sovfoto.