A plaque on the facade of Hovhannes Tumanyan street, 8, Kiev, where Leonid Bykov lived before his death
Leonid Bykov (Russian: Леонид Фёдорович Быков, 11 December 1928 in Znamenka village, Artemivsk Okruha of Ukraine, USSR - 11 April 1979 in Kiev Oblast of Ukraine, USSR) was a Soviet actor, film director, and script writer. Honored Artist of the RSFSR (1965). People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (1974)
Bykov contributed to several Soviet World War II films (that all reached iconic status) and significantly delivered to the cliche image of a Soviet Ukrainian.
Bykov was killed in a car accident in 1979 on the highway from Minsk to Kiev.
In 1994, the International Astronomical Union named a minor planet after him, (4682) Bykov.
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