The command and control of a Soviet front, the highest strategic ground formation, is typically understood as a direct Moscow-to-front scheme, devoid of intermediary command entities, In fact, the command and control of Soviet fronts throughout World War II included a number of such intermediaries. Of these, one equates to our conception of a theater command.
Baird, Gregory C.
"Glavnoe Komandovanie: The Soviet Theater Command,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 33
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol33/iss3/3