Sergey Sokolov

1911 - 2012

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Sergey Leonidovich Sokolov (Russian: Серге́й Леони́дович Соколо́в; 1 July 1911 – 31 August 2012) was a Soviet military commander, Hero of the Soviet Union, and served as Minister of Defence of the Soviet Union from 22 December 1984 until 29 May 1987. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Sergey Sokolov has received more than 1,479 page views. His biography is available in 34 different languages on Wikipedia. Sergey Sokolov is the 405th most popular military personnel.

Sergey Sokolov is most famous for his involvement in the Russian space program. He was a Soviet scientist who helped design the first satellite, Sputnik 1, and the first human-made object to enter orbit around the Earth.

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Among military personnels, Sergey Sokolov ranks 405 out of 1,466Before him are Georg-Hans Reinhardt, Gustav Wagner, Ernst von Mansfeld, Nikolai Kuznetsov, Yoshiko Kawashima, and Alfred I, Prince of Windisch-Grätz. After him are John of Austria the Younger, Guillaume Brune, Hans-Jürgen Stumpff, Kul Tigin, Leonid Govorov, and Honda Tadakatsu.

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Among people born in 1911, Sergey Sokolov ranks 55Before him are Gustav Wagner, William Howard Stein, Bruno Kreisky, Robert Taylor, Stanisława Walasiewicz, and Klaus Fuchs. After him are Karl Silberbauer, Herta Oberheuser, Niels Kaj Jerne, Alfred Naujocks, Feodor Lynen, and Nicholas Ray. Among people deceased in 2012, Sergey Sokolov ranks 45Before him are Eduard Khil, Erland Josephson, Nayef bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, Antonio Tabucchi, Rauf Denktaş, and Miguel de la Madrid. After him are George Armitage Miller, Chavela Vargas, Carl Woese, Etta James, Joseph Murray, and Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen.

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