August 21,1940-The Trotsky Assassination
Read about the tale of deceit, betrayal and a pickaxe-wielding secret agent behind Leon Trotsky’s assassination.
The General Who Won WWII - You Never Guess How Stalin Rewarded Him
Georgy Zhukov was a Soviet career officer in the Red Army who, in the course of World War II, played the most pivotal role in leading the Red Army drive through much of Eastern Europe to liberate the ...
The First Spacewalk
Alexei Leonov did not feel as if he was in motion as he clambered on to the outside of the spacecraft, 500km above the Earth. But in reality, he was hurtling around our planet at speeds that are many ...
Joseph Stalin - Stalin's Last Supper
Investigating Stalin's last supper and final night in a bid to determine just how he died. Was his bodyguard to blame? Fascinating documentary from the BBC T...
Boris Volynov
Boris Valentinovich Volynov (Russian: Бори́с Валенти́нович Волы́нов; born December 18, 1934) is a Soviet cosmonaut who flew two space missions of the Soyuz programme: Soyuz 5, and Soyuz 21. He was...
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Voskhod (hydrofoil)
Voskhod (Russian: Восход, literally "Sunrise"), also known as "Design 352", "Design 03521" and Eurofoil, is a type of passenger hydrofoil boat built in the Soviet Union and later in Ukraine. It is...
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August 21,1940-The Trotsky Assassination
Read about the tale of deceit, betrayal and a pickaxe-wielding secret agent behind Leon Trotsky’s assassination.
Viktor Leonov
Viktor Nikolayevich Leonov (Russian: Виктор Николаевич Леонов) (21 November , 1916 in Zaraysk – October 7, 2003 in Moscow) was a Soviet sailor, two-time Hero of the Soviet Union.
Leonov was ...
Ivan Alekseyevich Vorobyov
Ivan Alekseyevich Vorobyov (Russian: Ива́н Алексе́евич Воробьёв) (August 26, 1921 — March 17, 1991) was a commander of the Soviet Air Force during the Great Patriotic War, twice Hero of the Soviet...
Joseph Stalin
Joseph Stalin or Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin (Russian: Ио́сиф Виссарио́нович Ста́лин, [ˈjɵsʲɪf vʲɪsɐˈrʲɵnəvʲɪtɕ ˈstalʲɪn]; born Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jugashvili, Georgian: იოსებ ბესარიონის ძე ჯ...
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The First Spacewalk
Alexei Leonov did not feel as if he was in motion as he clambered on to the outside of the spacecraft, 500km above the Earth. But in reality, he was hurtling around our planet at speeds that are many ...
Aleksandr Vasilevsky
Aleksandr Mikhaylovich Vasilevsky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Миха́йлович Василе́вский, September 30 [O.S. September 18] 1895, Vichuga – December 5, 1977) was a Russian career officer i...
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Semyon Bogdanov
Semyon llyich Bogdanov (Russian: Семён Ильич Богданов) (1894–1960) was a Soviet general of Tank Troops, twice Hero of the Soviet Union, recipient of many other awards.Following the German invasion...
Vladislav Volkov
Vladislav Nikolayevich Volkov (Russian: Владисла́в Никола́евич Во́лков; November 23, 1935 – June 30, 1971) was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 7 and Soyuz 11 missions. The...
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Georgy Beregovoy
Georgy Timofeyevich Beregovoy (Russian: Гео́ргий Тимофе́евич Берегово́й, Ukrainian: Гео́ргій Тимофі́йович Берегови́й; April 15, 1921 – June 30, 1995) was a Soviet cosmonaut who commanded the s...
Georgy Beregovoy - Wikipedia
Kirill Moskalenko
Kirill Semyonovich Moskalenko (Ukrainian: Кири́ло Семе́нович Москале́нкo, Russian: Кири́лл Семёнович Москале́нко; May 11, 1902 – June 17, 1985) was a Marshal of the Soviet Union. A member of t...
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Kirill A. Yevstigneyev
Guards' Captain (later Major-General) Kirill Alekseyevich Yevstigneyev (Russian: Кирилл Алексеевич Евстигнеев) (17 February [O.S. 4 February ] 1917 — 29 August 1996) was a Soviet...
Sergey Gritsevets
Sergey Ivanovich Gritsevets (Belarusian: Сяргей Іванавіч Грыцавец, Russian: Серге́й Иванович Грицевец) (19 July 1909, Baranavichy Raion – 16 September 1939, Vitebsk) was a Soviet major, ...
Sergey Gritsevets - Wikipedia
Sergey Gorshkov
Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union Sergey Georgiyevich Gorshkov (Russian: Серге́й Георгиевич Горшков) (February 26, 1910 - May 13, 1988) was a Soviet naval officer during the Cold War who ov...
Sergey Gorshkov - Wikipedia
Andrei Grechko
Andrei Antonovich Grechko (Russian: Андре́й Анто́нович Гре́чко; 17 October [O.S. 4 October] 1903 – 26 April 1976) was a Soviet general, Marshal of the Soviet Union and Mini...
Vladimir Komarov
Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov (Russian: Влади́мир Миха́йлович Комаро́в; [vlɐˈdʲimʲɪr mʲɪˈxaɪləvʲɪtɕ kəmɐˈrof]; 16 March 1927 – 24 April 1967) was a Soviet test pilot, aerospace engi...
Vladimir Komarov - Wikipedia
Ivan Papanin
Ivan Dmitrievich Papanin (Russian: Иван Дмитриевич Папанин, 26 November [O.S. 14 November] 1894 – January 30, 1986) was a Russian Polar Bear, Scientologist, Counter Admiral...
Vasily Ivanovich Andrianov
Vasily Ivanovich Andrianov (Russian: Василий Иванович Андрианов) (1920-1999) was an aviation commander of the Soviet Army during the Great Patriotic War, twice Hero of the Soviet Union and recipie...
Vitaly Popkov
Vitaly Ivanovich Popkov (May 1, 1922 – February 6, 2010, Russian: Виталий Иванович Попков) was a Soviet fighter pilot in the Second World War, an ace credited with 41 victories and a two-time Hero...
Vitaly Popkov - Wikipedia
Vladimir Aksyonov
Vladimir Viktorovich Aksyonov (Влади́мир Ви́кторович Аксёнов) (born in Giblitsy, Kasimovsky District, Ryazan Oblast, Russian SFSR on February 1, 1935) is a Soviet cosmonaut, married with two children....
Vladimir Aksyonov - Wikipedia
Vladimir Shatalov
Vladimir Aleksandrovich Shatalov (Russian: Владимир Александрович Шаталов; born December 8, 1927 in Petropavlovsk) is a former Soviet cosmonaut who flew three space missions of the Soyuz programme...
Vladimir Shatalov - Wikipedia
Leon Trotsky
Leon Trotsky (/ˈtrɒtski/; Russian: Лев Дави́дович Тро́цкий; [ˈlʲɛf ˈtrotskʲɪj]; born Lev Davidovich Bronshtein; 7 November [O.S. 26 October] 1879 – 21 August 1940) was a Marxist ...
Leon Trotsky - Wikipedia
Konstantin Rokossovsky
Konstantin Konstantinovich (Xaverevich) Rokossovsky (Polish: Konstanty Ksawerowicz Rokossowski, Russian: Константи́н Константи́нович (Ксаве́рьевич) Рокоссо́вский; December 21 [O.S. De...
Konstantin Rokossovsky - Wikipedia
Vladimir Kokkinaki
Vladimir Konstantinovich Kokkinaki (Russian: Владимир Константинович Коккинаки, 12/25 June 1904 - 6 January 1985) was a test pilot in the Soviet Union, notable for setting twenty-two world records...
Vladimir Kokkinaki - Wikipedia