The title was awarded to it July 9, 1945 by the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, and on this occasion today to hear snide, "Marshal, did not win a single battle, and all the front had not seen." So whether Lavrenty Pavlovich has earned the highest rank of generalship or not? After all, for example, aircraft designers Tupolev, Yakovlev, Ilyushin a single day at the front were not, and were generalskiepogony. A contribution of Beria in the Soviet people's victory in the 1941-1945 Great Patriotic War years was a huge, indeed marshal. And so he risked his head (in war as in war) is not less than any of the front-line of marshals.