Artem Mikoyan

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Birthday
5, 1905
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Dec 9, 1970 (65)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
5, 1905
Birthplace
Russia
Death Date
Dec 9, 1970 (65)

About

Aircraft engineer who designed many of the well-known Soviet MIG airplanes. He was twice awards the Hero of Socialist Labor, the highest civilian honor in the Soviet Union.

Before Fame

He was a factory worker in Rostov, and then in Moscow.

Trivia

His designs came partly from ingenuity and party from trickery, like reverse-engineering a British Rolls-Royce airplane engine.

Family Life

His brother was Anastas Ivanovich Mikoyan, a high-ranking Soviet government official.

Associated With

Dmitri Shostakovich was also among the few Soviet civilians to have received the Hero of Socialism Labor awards.

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