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 ...
Nikolay Burdenko
Nikolay Nilovich Burdenko (Russian: Никола́й Ни́лович Бурде́нко; 22 May [O.S. 3 June] 1876 – 11 November 1946) was a Russian and Soviet surgeon, the founder of Russian neuro...
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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 ...
Alexander Altunin
Alexander Terentyevich Altunin (Russian: Алекса́ндр Тере́нтьевич Алту́нин; 14 August 1921 - 15 July 1989) was a Soviet general and politician.
Alexander Altunin was born to a peasant family of...
Ios Teper
Iosif Zeusovich "Ios" Teper (Yiddish: יאָסיף זעוסאָוויטש "יאָס" טעפּער, Ukrainian: Йосип Зеусович "Йос" Тепер, Russian: Иосиф Зеусович "Иос" Тепер) (12 July 1915 – August 2013) was ...
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Grigory Oriol
Grigory Nikolaevich Oriol (Russian: Григорий Николаевич Орёл, 1904–1974) was a Soviet armored corps general.
Oriol joined the Red Army in 1924. At the mid-1930s, he attended the Military Acade...
Andriyan Nikolayev
Andriyan Grigoryevich Nikolayev (Chuvash and Russian: Андриян ГригорьевичНиколаев; 5 September 1929 – 3 July 2004) was a Soviet cosmonaut. He was an ethnic Chuvash.
Nikolayev flew on two space...
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Bauyrzhan Momyshuly
Bauyrzhan Momyshuly, also spelled Baurjan Momish-Uli ( [[:Media: |listen]]  Kazakh: Бауыржан Момышұлы, Russified: Бауыржан Момышулы; 24 December [O.S. 11 December] 1910 - 1...
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Semyon Kurkotkin
Semyon Konstantinovich Kurkotkin (Russian: Семё́н Константи́нович Курко́ткин; February 13, 1917 – September 16, 1990) was appointed Marshal of the Soviet Union in 1983.He commanded the Transcaucas...
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...
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Vladimir Artemyev
Vladimir Andreyevich Artemyev (Russian: Владимир Андреевич Артемьев) (July 6 [O.S. June 24] 1885 in Saint Petersburg - September 11, 1962 in Moscow) was a Soviet Russian rocket s...
Heydar Aliyev
Heydar Alirza oglu Aliyev or Gaydar Aliev (Azerbaijani: Heydər Əlirza oğlu Əliyev, Russian: Гейда́р Али́евич Али́ев, Gaydar Aliyevich Aliyev; 10 May 1923 – 12 December 2003), also spelled...
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Yakov Cherevichenko
Yakov Timofeyevich Cherevichenko (Russian: Я́ков Тимофе́евич Черевиче́нко; 12 October 1894 - 4 July 1976) was a Soviet military leader.
Yakov Cherevichenko was born to peasant parents in the v...
Magomed Tankayev
Magomed Tankayevich Tankayev (Russian: Магомед Танкаевич Танкаев, 1919 - 1998) was a Soviet military leader of Dagestani origin who served as chief of the Northern Group of Forces in 1968-1973 and...
Grigori Aleksandrov
Grigori Vasilyevich Aleksandrov or Alexandrov (Russian: Григо́рий Васи́льевич Алекса́ндров - original family name was Мормоненко or Mormonenko; 23 January 1903, Ekaterinburg – 16 December 1983, Mo...
Ivan Lavsky
Ivan Ivanovich Lavsky (Russian: Ива́н Ива́нович Ла́вский; August 23, 1919, city of Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine Soviet Republic – October 10, 1977, Leningrad, USSR) was a Russian-Soviet realist p...
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Andrey Vitruk
Andrey Nikiforovich Vitruk (Russian: Андрей Никифорович Витрук; 7 July 1902 - 1 June 1946) was a Soviet military officer, a Major General of the Soviet Air Forces and a Hero of the Soviet Union.
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Viktor Kulikov
Viktor Georgiyevich Kulikov (Russian: Виктор Георгиевич Куликов; 5 July 1921 – 28 May 2013) was the Warsaw Pact commander-in-chief from 1977 to 1989. He was awarded the rank of the Marshal of the ...
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Ivan Kapitanets
Ivan Matveyevich Kapitanets (Russian Ива́н Матве́евич Капита́нец ) (born January 10, 1928) is a retired Soviet Navy Admiral of the FleetKapitanets entered the Navy in 1946 and graduated from the Caspi...
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Kuzma Galitsky
Kuzma Nikitovich Galitsky (Russian: Кузьма́ Ники́тович Гали́цкий; 24 October 1897 – 14 March 1973) was a Soviet army general who earned the title Hero of the Soviet Union.
Kuzma...
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Malaya Zemlya
37°47′49″E / 44.689°N 37.797°E / 44.689; 37.797Malaya Zemlya (Russian: Малая Земля, lit. "Minor Land") was a Soviet uphill outpost on Cape Myskhako (Russian: Мысхако) ...
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Lev Galler
Lev Mikhailovich Galler (Russian: Лев Михайлович Галлер) (November 17(29), 1883 - July 12, 1950) was a Soviet military leader and admiral.Galler was born into a family of a military engineer and j...
Nikolai Vlasik
Nikolai Vlasik (Russian: Никола́й Си́дорович Вла́сик) (May 22, 1896 – June 18, 1967) was a Soviet security official and General, best known as a head of Joseph Stalin's personal security from 1931...
Spartak Makovsky
Spartak Makovsky (Russian: Спарта́к Ио́сифович Мако́вский) (November 27, 1920 — March 27, 2000) was a Russian military pilot and Hero of the Soviet Union. He was also awarded the Order of Lenin, 3...
Nikolai Tikhonov
Nikolai Aleksandrovich Tikhonov (Russian: Николай Александрович Тихонов; Kharkiv, 14 May [O.S. 1 May] 1905 – Moscow, 1 June 1997) was a Soviet Russian-Ukrainian statesman during ...
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Ivan Godlevsky
Ivan Ivanovich Godlevsky (Russian: Иван Иванович Годлевский; March 9, 1908, Kholm Governorate, Russian Empire — August 20, 1998, Saint Petersburg, Russia) was a Soviet Russian painter, a member of...