Famous Russian Soldiers

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Lyudmila Pavlichenko
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Birthdate: July 12, 1916
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Bila Tserkva, Ukraine
Died: October 27, 1974

Soviet sniper Lyudmila Pavlichenko belonged to the Red Army during World War II and is believed to have killed over 300 people. Also known as Lady Death, she was awarded the Order of Lenin and was made a Hero of the Soviet Union. She later became a Soviet Navy researcher.

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George Gaynes
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Birthdate: May 3, 1917
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland, Russia [now Finland]
Died: February 15, 2016

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Yakov Dzhugashvili
(Joseph Stalin's Son)

Yakov Dzhugashvili
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Birthdate: March 18, 1907
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Baji, Kutais Governorate
Died: April 14, 1943
Yakov Dzhugashvili was the eldest child of Joseph Stalin. His mother, Stalin’s first wife, Kato Svanidze, passed away within months of his birth. He was a shy child and had attempted suicide several times. He was forced to join the army and eventually died in a German concentration camp.
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Roza Shanina
(Sniper)

Roza Shanina
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Birthdate: April 3, 1924
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Edma, Ustyansky District, Russia
Died: January 28, 1945
Roza Shanina walked 8 miles to her school and back every day and ran away from home when her parents refused to allow her to study any further. The Red Army sniper, known as unseen terror of East Prussia for her 59 killings, documented her combat experience in a diary.

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Mariya Oktyabrskaya
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Birthdate: August 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crimea, Russian
Died: March 15, 1944

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Night Witches
(Harassment and tactical bombing)

Night Witches
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Russia

Vasily Nikitich Mitrokhin
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Birthdate: March 3, 1922
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Ryazan Oblast, Russia
Died: January 23, 2004

Best known as the coauthor of a collection of works, entitled Mitrokhin Archives, Vasily Nikitich Mitrokhin was the First Chief Directorate of the KGB before his defection to the United Kingdom. The 25,000 pages of files he had handed over became the basis of these books, the most significant of them being The KGB in Europe and the West.

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Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya
(Resistance fighter)

Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya
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Birthdate: September 13, 1923
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Osino-Gay, Russia
Died: November 29, 1941

Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov
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Birthdate: October 5, 1737
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Lyutkino, Russia
Died: January 5, 1808

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Cesar Cui
(Russian Composer and Music Critic)

Cesar Cui
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Birthdate: January 18, 1835
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Vilnius, Lithuania
Died: March 26, 1918

Cesar Cui was a Russian composer best remembered for his association with a group called The Five, which worked to create a national style of classical music. Also a well-known music critic of his time, Cui worked hard to promote the music of other Russian composers, especially the works of his co-members from The Five.

Yevgeny Rodionov
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Birthdate: May 23, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Kuznetsky District, Penza Oblast
Died: May 23, 1996

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Yermak Timofeyevich
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Birthdate: 1532 AD
Birthplace: Chusovaya River, Russia
Died: August 6, 1585

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Pavel Sudoplatov
(Lieutenant General)

Pavel Sudoplatov
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Birthdate: July 7, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melitopol', Ukraine
Died: September 26, 1996

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Maria Bochkareva
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Birthdate: July 7, 1907, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nikolsko, Russia
Died: May 16, 1920

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Yuri Nikulin
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Birthdate: December 18, 1921
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Demidov, Russia
Died: August 21, 1997

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Yevgeny Khaldei
(Naval Officer)

Yevgeny Khaldei
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Birthdate: March 23, 1917
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Donetsk, Ukraine
Died: October 6, 1997

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Mikhail Alekseyev
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Birthdate: November 15, 1857
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Vyazma, Russia
Died: October 8, 1918

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Natalya Kovshova
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Birthdate: November 26, 1920
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Ufa, Russia
Died: August 14, 1942

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Chung Il Kwon
(Politician)

Chung Il Kwon
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Birthdate: November 21, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Ussuriysk, Russia
Died: January 17, 1994

Russian-born Korean army general Chung Il Kwon had an Imperial Russian Army interpreter as a father. He had been the foreign minister and prime minister of Korea and part of the Japanese Imperial Army during World War II. He also led South Korea in some of the most significant battles in the Korean War.

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Mariya Smirnova
(Military personnel)

Mariya Smirnova
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Birthdate: March 31, 1920
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tver Governorate, Russia
Died: July 10, 2002

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Vera Voloshina
(Military personnel)

Vera Voloshina
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Birthdate: September 30, 1919
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kemerovo, Russia
Died: November 29, 1941

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Ilie Catarau
(Adventurer)

Ilie Catarau
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Birthdate: 1888 AD
Birthplace: Orhei, Moldova
Died: 1952 AD

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Yakov Rostovtsev
(Political figure)

Yakov Rostovtsev
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Birthdate: January 9, 1804
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: St. Petersburg, Russia
Died: February 18, 1860

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Natalia Peshkova
(Nurse, Soldier)

Natalia Peshkova
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Russia