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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 1,717 page views. His biography is available in 36 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Sergey Sokolov is the 312th most popular military personnel (up from 405th in 2019).

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 312 out of 1,468Before him are Qutayba ibn Muslim, Maximilian von Spee, Wu Sangui, Jiang Wei, Fyodor Tolbukhin, and François Joseph Lefebvre. After him are Nikolai Yudenich, Andrei Grechko, Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck, Jacques MacDonald, Nearchus, and Kirill Meretskov.

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Among people born in 1911, Sergey Sokolov ranks 37Before him are L. Ron Hubbard, Ginger Rogers, William Howard Stein, Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark, John Archibald Wheeler, and Jean Harlow. After him are Milovan Đilas, Herta Oberheuser, Richard Baer, Trygve Haavelmo, J. L. Austin, and Bernard Katz. Among people deceased in 2012, Sergey Sokolov ranks 29Before him are Donna Summer, Ravi Shankar, Jean Giraud, Sven Hassel, Carlos Fuentes, and Larry Hagman. After him are Stephen Covey, Antoni Tàpies, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Kiro Gligorov, Princess Ragnhild, Mrs. Lorentzen, and Matilde Camus.

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