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Hero of the Soviet Union


Established 16 April 1934, and awarded approximately 12,500 times during the existance of the USSR. After disintegration, it is now awarded as Hero of Russia.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Ahmed Ben Bella
Head of State
25-Dec-1918 11-Apr-2012 President of Algeria, 1963-65
Vladimir Komarov
16-Mar-1927 24-Apr-1967 Pilot of Soyuz 1 plunged to his death
Alexei Leonov
30-May-1934   First man to walk in space
Andrian Nikolayev
5-Sep-1929 3-Jul-2004 Third Russian cosmonaut in space
Richard Sorge
4-Oct-1895 7-Nov-1944 Warned Stalin of Operation Barbarossa

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