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Joseph Stalin had a son named Vasily. Who was he?
Commander of the Air Force. As an officer of the Red Air Force during WW2, Vasily received rapid promotion. On 5 March 1942 he shot down an FW-190 and claimed another German aircraft soon after. He became Commander of the Air Force in the Moscow Military District in 1948. After the death of his father, he was considered a dangerous person and was judged in a behind-closed-doors trial. After 8 years of imprisonment, he was released in 1960, but died soon due to chronic alcoholism.
Who was the President of the USSR?
Mikhail Gorbachev is a Russian politician, author of perestroika (recreating), glasnost (publicity), uskorenie (acceleration) which purpose was to abolish communism in the USSR and to finish a Cold War. He left his post 25 Dec 1991 what symbolised the end of the almost 70 years of this country's tradition. In Russia, Gorbachev is remembered to have been responsible for destroying an empire. He got the Nobel Prize in 1990. Nowadays he is still active in public life but not taking part in Russian politics.
Which organisation was the Vladimir Putin in as an agent?
KGB is a civilian intelligence and counterintelligence agency. In 1995, it changed its name to FSB. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was an officer of KGB in 1975-1990. In 1985-1990 he had served in the territory of Eastern Germany (GDR), where he'd take care of recruiting spies.
What was the function of this colossal structure near Chernobyl?
Radar. Duga was a Soviet over-the-horizon radar system used as part of the Soviet anti-ballistic missile early-warning network. The system operated from July 1976 to December 1989. Two operational Duga radars were deployed, one near Chernobyl in the Ukraine and the other in eastern Siberia.
Which of the following was murdered by Ramón Mercader?
Leon Trotsky. Jaime Ramón Mercader del Río (1913-1978), more commonly known as Ramón Mercader, was a Spanish communist and NKVD agent who assassinated Leon Trotsky, the renowned Russian Bolshevik revolutionary, in Mexico City in August 1940. He served 20 years in a Mexican prison for the murder.
Which tank was manufactured in the largest numbers during WW II?
T-34. Between 1941 and 1945, the Soviets produced 35119 T-34 tanks.
What does AK stand for?
Avtomat Kalashnikov. AK - Avtomat Kalashnikov. An automatic rifle created by Mikhail Kalashnikov, originally implemented and designated AK-47, the rifle design was closely based on the Nazi Strumgewhr-44 (STG-44) (English: Assault Rifle, 1944).
Which woman was the first to be in space?
Valentina Tereshkova. The first woman in space, Soviet cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, flew in 1963. Space flight programs were slow to employ women, and only began to include them from the 1980s. Most women in space have been United States citizens, with missions on the Space Shuttle and on the International Space Station.