Lyudmila Pavlichenko, Soviet sniper during WWII. A student at the time, Pavlichenko was among the first to volunteer for the armed forced when the Soviet Union was invaded and declined the opportunity to serve as a nurse instead of a soldier.
Yuri Gagarin, March 1934 ~ March 1968 Russian pilot cosmonaut & first human to journey into outer space. His space craft the Vostok space craft completed an orbit on April Awarded Hero of the Soviet Union. He was killed in a test crash at age