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I have been reading Ian Kershaw's Hitler 1936–1945: Nemesis. At a certain point, he writes: “On 16 October, the ‘3rd White Russian Front’, led by General Ivan Tscherniakowski, had broken through into East Prussia as far as Nemmersdorf, Goldap”. Who was this General Ivan Tscherniakowski? I did a Google search, of course, but all the results seem to be related with Kershaw's book.

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    There's a Wikipedia page on him. – Steve Bird Aug 20 '17 at 13:47
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    You may want to keep in mind that there are different ways to transcribe Cyrillic script in Latin letters, and perhaps familiarise with some of them, should the need arise again. In particular, the one with “tsch” to render Ч, in the place of “ch” or “č”, used to be preferred in German-speaking countries, so Kershaw might have derived it from some German source. – DaG Aug 20 '17 at 15:16
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    @SteveBird Why not make this an answer? – Felix Goldberg Aug 20 '17 at 15:51
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    @FelixGoldberg Because the accepted standard here is to not to post answers that are easily found on Wikipedia (or similar references). Without having heard of this fellow before, I found the page in less than three minutes using just two google searches. – Steve Bird Aug 20 '17 at 16:11
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    @DaG I know that now, but I thought that Ian Kershaw could perhaps have made some error. – José Carlos Santos Aug 20 '17 at 18:07