Famous Russian Soldiers

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 1 Lyudmila Pavlichenko

Lyudmila Pavlichenko
Famous As: Sniper
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.

 2 Roza Shanina

Roza Shanina
Famous As: Sniper
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.

 3 Mariya Oktyabrskaya

Mariya Oktyabrskaya
Famous As: Tankman
Birthdate: August 16, 1905
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Crimea, Russian
Died: March 15, 1944
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 4 Night Witches

Night Witches
Famous As: Harassment and tactical bombing
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Russia

 5 Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya

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

 6 Alexei Grigoryevich Orlov

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

 7 Cesar Cui

Cesar Cui
Famous As: Composer, Music Critic
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.

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 8 Yevgeny Rodionov

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

 9 Pavel Sudoplatov

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

 10 Maria Bochkareva

Maria Bochkareva
Famous As: Soldier
Birthdate: June 30, 1889
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Nikolsko, Russia
Died: May 16, 1920

 11 Yuri Nikulin

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

 12 Yevgeny Khaldei

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

 13 Mikhail Alekseyev

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

 14 Natalya Kovshova

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

 15 Chung Il Kwon

Chung Il Kwon
Famous As: Politician
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.

 16 Mariya Smirnova

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

 17 Vera Voloshina

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

 18 Ilie Catarau

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

 19 Yakov Rostovtsev

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

 20 Natalia Peshkova

Natalia Peshkova
Famous As: Nurse, Soldier
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Russia