Leonid Bykov

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Leonid Bykov
Мемориальная доска Леониду Быкову в Киеве.JPG
A plaque on the facade of Hovhannes Tumanyan street, 8, Kiev, where Bykov lived before his death
Leonid Fedorovich Bykov

11 December 1928
Died11 April 1979(1979-04-11) (aged 50)
En route from Minsk to Kiev
Resting placeBaikove Cemetery, Kiev
OccupationActor, film director, screenwriter
Years active1952–1979
Notable work
Only Old Men Are Going to Battle (1973)

Leonid Fedorovich Bykov (Ukrainian: Леонід Федорович Биков, Russian: Леонид Фёдорович Быков; 11 December 1928 in Znamenka village, Artemivsk Okruha of Ukraine, USSR - 11 April 1979 in Kiev Oblast of Ukraine, USSR - 11 April 1979 in Kiev Oblast of Ukraine, USSR) was a Ukraine-born Soviet actor, film director, and script writer. He received the "Honored Artist of the RSFSR" title in 1965 and the "People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR" title in 1974.[1]

Bykov contributed to several Soviet World War II films that portrayed a stereotypical Soviet Ukrainian. Bykov died in a traffic accident in 1979 on the highway from Minsk to Kiev.[2] In 1994, the International Astronomical Union named a minor planet after him, (4682) Bykov.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Новая Российская энциклопедия: в 12 т. / Редкол.: А. Д. Некипелов, В. И. Данилов-Данильян и др. — М.: ООО «Издательство „Энциклопедия“» Т. 3 Бруней — Винча, 2007. — 480 с.: ил.
  2. ^ Наш Фильм — журнал о российском кино Archived 2015-12-22 at the Wayback Machine

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