Leonid Bykov

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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)[1]

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.[2]

In 1994, the International Astronomical Union named a minor planet after him, (4682) Bykov.[1]

Selected filmography[edit]


Film director[edit]

Screen writer[edit]


  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

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