Lyudmila Sorokina

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Lyudmila Sorokina
Lyudmila Sorokina in 1975.jpg
Born August 19, 1944
Primorsky Krai, Soviet Union
Died September 22, 1998
Moscow, Russian Federation
Occupation museum worker, teacher
Political party Communist Party of the Soviet Union (from 1976)

Lyudmila Andreevna Sorokina (Russian: Людми́ла Андре́евна Соро́кина; 19 August 1944 – 22 September 1998) was a Soviet, Russian teacher, museum worker, the first chief of the Museum of the Air Forces of the Northern Fleet.


Lyudmila Sorokina was born on August 19th, 1944 in Platonovo village in the Khankaysky District of Primorsky Krai.

In 1969 she graduated from the Historical Faculty of Vologda State Pedagogical Institute. She worked in secondary educational institutions of Chelyabinsk, Vologda and Murmansk regions and in Moscow. She grew from a high school teacher to the deputy director of a teaching and educational complex.

In 1973-1976 she was an employee of the Naval academy in Leningrad.

In 1977 she became a guide of the Museum of the Air Forces of the Northern Fleet in Safonovo (Severomorsk). After museum reorganisation, in December, 1977 Lyudmila Sorokina was appointed the first chief of the museum that she supervised till September, 1985. Under her supervision the museum turned into a large museum complex that exhibits aircraft of the Russian Northern Fleet, Yuri Gagarin's house-museum, an hangar with a collection of aviation artifacts of the times of the Second World War and post-war time. The museum became the centre for the regional studies and military-patriotic work of Murmansk Oblast and all Kola peninsula. The museum is visited annually by some tens thousand Russian and foreign visitors.

After moving to Moscow, in 1985-1987 Lyudmila Sorokina worked as a research worker for Mikhail Frunze Central House of Aircraft and Astronautics.

Lyudmila Sorokina received state awards: Medal "In Commemoration of the 850th Anniversary of Moscow" (1997) and the Medal "Veteran of Labour" (1985).

She died on September, 22nd, 1998 and is buried in Moscow.

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