Aleksandr Kosmodemyansky

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Aleksandr Kosmodemyansky
Memorial to Alexander Kosmodemyanskiy.JPG
Statue of Alexander Kosmodemyansky near the school he finished
Born 27 July 1925
Osino-Gay,
near of Tambov, USSR
Died 13 April 1945(1945-04-13) (aged 19)
The Kaporner Heath near Metgethen, East Prussia, Germany
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin

Aleksandr Anatolyevich Kosmodemyansky (Russian: Алекса́ндр Анато́льевич Космодемья́нский; July 27, 1925 - April 13, 1945) was a first lieutenant and a hero of the Soviet Union, who was bestowed this title posthumously after having fallen during World War II at the Vierbrüderkrug Inn, in the Kaporner Heath near Metgethen, just west of Königsberg, East Prussia, Germany.

He was the brother of Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya. The settlement of imeni Alexandra Kosmodemyanskogo in Kaliningrad Oblast was renamed after him in 1956.

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