" On this occasion, Eisenhower concluded: "The Americans are measured by the price war in human lives, the Russian – in the general cleansing of the nation '. Zhukov could not forgive his independence. It demonstrated at a meeting of the Military Council in the summer of 1946, dedicated to trial by Marshal Georgy Zhukov. Stalin, based on the work of interrogation the arrested security organs Chief Marshal of Aviation AA Novikov, accused Zhukov's indiscretion, in downplaying the role of the stakes. Georgy Zhukov was accused, among other things, the 'immorality' and amassing trophies. In fact, Marshall did not consider it a sin to live 'in a big way. " Clearly, not a personal indiscretion Marshal Zhukov's scared of the leader, and great authority, won by the Soviet people.
As commander in chief of ground forces, Georgy Zhukov, the Stalinist logic, was a real danger for the existing regime of personal power. It is understood and attended the Military Council. Evidence Konev, who with Zhukov relations were not the best way, appear to be sufficiently reliable. Three Marshal General of the Army, and two, recognizing personal weaknesses Zhukov, quite explicitly rejected accusations that it is politically dangerous man. Particularly sharp, Paul spoke Rybalko, which urged not to believe 'testimony, extended violence in prisons. " And when the main warlords did not support Stalin's case involved Chief of Personnel Department General Golikov, Member of the Politburo Malenkov, Molotov, Beria, who, with impunity, to do a 'custom' leader. Marshal has been removed from all his posts and sent to the 'link' – at first command the Odessa military district, and then – by Ural.
Later, he said: 'In the forty-seventh waiting every day of his arrest. Prepared suitcase with clothes. They put all of my closest collaborators. " With the death of Stalin in March 1953, the first marshal of opal was over, he had occasion to arrest L. Beria. He again became a deputy minister Defense, and from 1955 – Minister. In 1956, in Budapest, Zhukov directed the suppression of the Hungarian uprising. Khrushchev began to fear the growing influence over the army. Zhukov himself said of him that 'there was a moment when he reeled, and I secured him the support of the army. He then thanked me sincerely, but the conclusions made: what if I wish to sit in his place? '. October 26, 1957 Zhukov was dismissed from all his posts and sent into retirement. Officially, the press condemned his 'Bonapartism'. Zhukov was accused that he wanted 'armed forces to withdraw from the control of the party' and 'set them a personality cult. " The Second Marshal of opal, which is partly stopped only at the end of the 60s. A sign of its completion was published in 1969, Zhukov book 'Reminiscences and Reflections'. June 18, 1974 Georgy Zhukov died.