Located in the area of ??Bryansk and south of it the 2nd Field Army and 2nd Panzer Group Guderian were to strike in the direction of the Eagle, and mastering them, move north. The left flank of the 4th Army, Field Marshal von Kluge took place along the upper reaches of the Dnieper east of Smolensk. This army was to put the brunt of Moscow. To resist the Germans troops of the three fronts (north to south): the West - under the command of Colonel-General Konev, the Reserve - Marshal Budenny and Bryansk - Lieutenant-General AI Eremenko.