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What was a Soviet glavkom?
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A theatre command. Several were established in July 1941 to coordinate front defences more effectively. Glavkom Northwest was headed by Marshal Voroshilov (Northern and Northwest Fronts and Baltic and Northern Fleets), Marshal Timoshenko commanded Glavkom West (Western Front and Pinsk Flotilla), and Glavkom -Southwest was under Marshal Budenny (Southwestern and Southern Fronts and the Black Sea Fleet).