Originally Posted by godofthunder9010
From start to finish, there was a tendency to rush things on the USSR's part. Patience and better planning could have saved them casualties. The taking of Berlin, for instance, we again see a more hurried approach at the expense of lives. That's about as late in the war as you're gonna get.
One of the reasons the taking of Berlin was rushed was the fact that Stalin made it a race between his two best marshals, Georgi Zhukov & Ivan Konev. The two didn't get along really well.