(1909 – 1999) Admiral of the Fleet and Chief of Staff of the Soviet Navy. During WWII, he first served on the Main Navy Staff planning amphibious operations and then commanded monitors with the Volga Flotilla. After the war, he took part in the Soviet nuclear testing program near Novaya Zemlya. He became the Chief of Naval Staff in 1964, serving for 13 years (longer than anyone else) in that post. Among other recognitions, Sergeyev was awarded two Orders of Lenin, the USSR State Prize, and the Order of Zhukov (in 1995). A typed congratulatory note addressed to Field Marshal VIKTOR KHARCHENKO wishing him ‘good health and further great success in strengthening the defense capability of our motherland’ on the occasion of Victory Day (May 9) and Labor Day (May 1). Original signature in blue ink, dated April 29, 1969. 6 x 8.5 inches. Very good.