Vladimir Pravik

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Volodymyr Pavlovych Pravyk
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Native nameВолодимир Павлович Правик
Born13 June 1962
Chernobyl, Ukraine SSR, USSR
Died11 May 1986(1986-05-11) (aged 23)
Moscow, Russian SFSR, USSR
BuriedMitinskoe Cemetery
Service/branchInternal Troops
Years of service1979–1986
AwardsHero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin Order for Bravery 1st Class of Ukraine.gif

Volodymyr Pavlovych Pravyk (Ukrainian: Володимир Павлович Правик, Russian: Владимир Павлович Правик; 13 June 1962 – 11 May 1986) was a Soviet firefighter who died from radiation burns suffered in the Chernobyl disaster. He was posthumously awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin, and the Ukrainian Star For Courage, which later became the Order For Courage. He was laid to rest at Mitinskoe Cemetery in Moscow along with 27 other firefighters who died in the Chernobyl disaster. He is thought to be the firefighter that when experiencing massive amounts of radiation, had his eye color change from brown to blue.[1]


  1. ^ "Правик Владимир Павлович". warheroes.ru. Retrieved March 29, 2014.