Konstantin Vasilyev

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This article is about the Russian painter. For the Estonian footballer, see Konstantin Vassiljev. For the Russian footballer, see Konstantin Viktorovich Vasilyev.

Konstantín Alexeyevich Vasilyev (Russian: Константи́н Алексе́евич Васи́льев; born September 3, 1942, in Maykop, died October 29, 1976 in a railway accident near Kazan [his family did not believe the official version of his death]) was a Russian illustrator, who left more than 400 paintings and drawings. His range of works included portraits, landscapes, realistic compositions, Russian epics, Slavic and Teutonic mythology, and battle paintings.


He was buried in the village of Vasilyevo, where he lived since 1949.

The minor planet 3930 Vasilev, discovered by Soviet astronomer Lyudmila Zhuravlyova in 1982 is named after him.[1]


  1. ^ Schmadel, Lutz D. (2003). Dictionary of Minor Planet Names (5th ed.). New York: Springer Verlag. p. 335. ISBN 3-540-00238-3. 

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