Leonid Bykov

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Leonid Bykov (Ukrainian: Леонід Федорович Биков, Russian: Леонид Фёдорович Быков, 11 December 1928 in Znamenske, Donetsk Oblast of Ukraine, USSR - 11 April 1979 in Kiev Oblast of Ukraine, USSR) was a Soviet-Ukrainian actor, film director, and script writer.

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.

Selected filmography[edit]


  • Aty-baty, shli soldaty (One-Two, Soldiers Were Going...) (1976)
  • V boy idut odni stariki (Only Old Men Are Going to Battle) (1973)
  • Razvedchiki (The Scouts) (1968)
  • Zaychik (Little Hare) (1964)
  • Ostorozhno, babushka! (Be Careful, Grandma!) (1960)
  • Maksim Perepelitsa (1955)
  • Ukrotitelnitsa tigrov (Tiger Girl) (1954)
  • Sudba Mariny (Marina's Destiny) (1953)
  • Dobrovoltsy (The Volunteers) (1953)

Film director[edit]

Screen writer[edit]

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