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List of notable or famous engineers from soviet union, with bios and photos, including the top engineers born in soviet union and even some popular engineers who immigrated to soviet union. If you're trying to find out the names of famous soviet union engineers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These engineers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known engineer from soviet union is included when available.

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Aleksandr Ivanchenkov is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
age 77 Aleksandr Sergeyevich Ivanchenkov is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew as Flight Engineer on Soyuz 29 and Soyuz T-6, he spent 147 days, 12 hours and 37 minutes in space.

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Aleksei Mihailovich Isaev is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Aleksei Mihailovich Isaev Died at 63 (1908-1971) Aleksei Mikhailovich Isaev was a Russian rocket engineer. Aleksei Isaev began work under Leonid Dushkin during World War II, on an experimental rocket-powered interceptor plane, the BI-1. In ...more

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Aleksei Yeliseyev is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
age 83 Aleksei Stanislavovich Yeliseyev is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew on three missions in the Soyuz programme as a flight engineer: Soyuz 5, Soyuz 8, and Soyuz 10. A graduate of the Bauman ...more

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Aleksey Krylov is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 82 (1863-1945) Aleksey Nikolaevich Krylov was a Russian naval engineer, applied mathematician and memoirist.

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Alexander Alexandrovich Morozo... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 75 (1904-1979) Alexandr Aleksandrovich Morozov was a Soviet engineer and tank designer. He was in charge of the Soviet tank design bureau for thirty-six of the most critical years in Soviet tank development. ...more

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Alexander Mikulin is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 90 (1895-1985) Alexander Alexandrovich Mikulin was a Soviet aircraft engine designer and chief designer in the Mikulin OKB. His achievements include the first Soviet liquid-cooled piston aircraft engine ...more

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Alexander Nadiradze is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Alexander Nadiradze Died at 73 (1914-1987) Alexander Davidovich Nadiradze was a Soviet inventor, designer and engineer in the fields of aircraft and missile technology. He developed various missiles, bombs, shells and is considered ...more

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Alexei Tupolev is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 76 (1925-2001) Alexei Andreyevich Tupolev was a Soviet aircraft designer who led the development of the first supersonic passenger jet, the Tupolev Tu-144. He also helped design the Buran space shuttle and the ...more

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Artem Mikoyan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 65 (1905-1970) Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan was a Soviet aircraft designer of Armenian descent. In partnership with Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich he designed many of the famous MiG military aircraft.

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Boris Chertok is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 99 (1912-2011) Boris Evseyevich Chertok was a prominent Soviet and Russian rocket designer, responsible for control systems of a number of ballistic missiles and spacecraft. He was the author of a four-volume ...more

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Boris Grabovsky is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Boris Grabovsky Died at 65 (1901-1966) Boris Pavlovich Grabovsky was a Soviet engineer who invented the a fully electronic TV transmitting tube and demonstrated it in 1928. Boris Grabovsky was born on May 26, 1901 in Tobolsk, ...more

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Boris Volynov is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
age 83 Boris Valentinovich Volynov is a Soviet cosmonaut who flew two space missions of the Soyuz programme: Soyuz 5, and Soyuz 21. He was the first halakhic Jewish cosmonaut.

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Borys Paton is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
age 99 Borys Yevhenovych Paton is the long-term chairman of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He was born in Kiev. Paton joined the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine on November 18, ...more

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Boris Delibash is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Boris Delibash Died at 70 (1908-1978) Boris Apostolovich Delibash was a Soviet scientist and power engineering specialist. He was born in Tiflis, Russia, and died in Moscow, Russia. Delibash graduated from Baku State University with ...more

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Dmitry Dmitrievich Maksutov is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 68 (1896-1964) Dmitry Dmitrievich Maksutov was a Russian / Soviet optical engineer and amateur astronomer. He is best known as the inventor of the Maksutov telescope.

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Dmitry Okhotsimsky is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 84 (1921-2005) Dmitry Yevgenyevich Okhotsimsky was a Soviet Russian space scientist who was the pioneer of space ballistics in the USSR. He wrote fundamental works in applied celestial mechanics, spaceflight ...more

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Friedrich Zander is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 46 (1887-1933) Friedrich Zander, was a Baltic German pioneer of rocketry and spaceflight in the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union. He designed the first liquid-fueled rocket to be launched in the Soviet ...more

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Gennadi Strekalov is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 64 (1940-2004) Gennadi Mikhailovich Strekalov was an engineer, cosmonaut, and administrator at Russian aerospace firm RSC Energia. He flew into space five times and lived aboard the Salyut-6, Salyut-7, and Mir ...more

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Genrich Altshuller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 72 (1926-1998) Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller, was a Soviet engineer, inventor, scientist, journalist and writer. He is most notable for the creation of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, better known by ...more

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Georgy Grechko is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
age 86 Georgy Mikhaylovich Grechko is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew on several space flights including Soyuz 17, Soyuz 26, and Soyuz T-14. Grechko graduated from the Leningrad Institute of ...more

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Gleb Lozino-Lozinskiy is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 92 (1909-2001) Gleb Evgeniyevich Lozino-Lozinskiy, was a Russian and Ukrainian engineer, General Director and General Designer of the JSC NPO Molniya, lead developer of the Russian Spiral and Shuttle Buran ...more

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Igor Gorynin is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
age 92 Igor Vasilievich Gorynin is a Russian metallurgist, creator of many new titanium and aluminium alloys, and reactor steels. He is the director of the Central Research Institute of Structural ...more

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Igor Spassky is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
age 91 Igor Dmitriyevich Spasskiy is a Russian scientist, engineer and entrepreneur, General Designer of nearly 200 Soviet and Russian nuclear submarines, and the head of the Central Design Bureau for ...more

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Ivan Knunyants is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Ivan Knunyants Died at 84 (1906-1990) Ivan Lyudvigovich Knunyants, was a Soviet chemist of Armenian origin, academic of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR, a Major General and engineer, who significantly contributed to the ...more

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Karapet Chobanyan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Karapet Chobanyan Died at 51 (1927-1978) Karapet Chobanyan is an Armenian scientist. He was a talented scientist and engineer who developed a new method of welding. This method became an important progress in the science which allowed ...more

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Konstantin Feoktistov is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 83 (1926-2009) Konstantin Petrovich Feoktistov was a Soviet cosmonaut and an eminent space engineer. Feoktistov also wrote several books on space technology and exploration. The Feoktistov crater on the far ...more

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Konstantin Khrenov is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 90 (1894-1984) Konstantin Konstantinovich Khrenov was a Soviet engineer and inventor who in 1932 introduced underwater welding and cutting of metals. For this method, extensively used by the Soviet Navy during ...more

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Konstantin Tsiolkovsky is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 78 (1857-1935) Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky was a Russian and Soviet rocket scientist and pioneer of the astronautic theory, of Russian and Polish descent. Along with his followers, the German Hermann ...more

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Leonid Brezhnev is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 76 (1906-1982) Leonid Ilyich Brezhnev was the General Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, presiding over the country from 1964 until his death in 1982. His ...more

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Mikhail Botvinnik is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 84 (1911-1995) Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik, PhD was a Soviet and Russian International Grandmaster and three-time World Chess Champion, widely considered one of the greatest chess players of all time. ...more

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Mikhail Koshkin is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Mikhail Koshkin Died at 42 (1898-1940) Mikhail Ilyich Koshkin was a Soviet tank designer, chief designer of the famous T-34 medium tank. The T-34 was the most produced tank of World War II. He started out in life as a candy maker, ...more

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Mikhail Yangel is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Mikhail Yangel Died at 60 (1911-1971) Mikhail Kuzmich Yangel, was a leading missile designer in the Soviet Union. His career started as an aviation engineer, after graduating from Moscow Aviation Institute in 1937. He worked with ...more

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Nikolai Rynin is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Nikolai Rynin Died at 55 (1887-1942) Nikolai Alekseevich Rynin was a Russian civil engineer, teacher, aerospace researcher, author, historian, and promoter of space travel. Rynin began his career in civil engineering, working in ...more

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Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 70 (1933-2003) Oleg Grigoryevich Makarov was a Soviet cosmonaut. Makarov was born in Udomlya, Tver Oblast, USSR. He graduated from Bauman Moscow Higher Technical School in 1957 and started working at the ...more

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Paris Herouni is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Paris Herouni Died at 75 (1933-2008) Paris M. Herouni was an Armenian professor and scientist, member of National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of Armenia in the fields of radio-physics, radio-engineering, and ...more

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Rostislav Alexeyev is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 64 (1916-1980) Rostislav Evgenievich Alexeyev was a designer of highspeed shipbuilding. He invented and designed the world's first Ekranoplans. His work has been compared to that of A.N. Tupolev in aviation ...more

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Sergei Korolev is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 59 (1907-1966) Sergei Pavlovich Korolev was the lead Soviet rocket engineer and spacecraft designer in the Space Race between the United States and the Soviet Union during the 1950s and 1960s. He is considered ...more

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Sergey Ilyushin is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 83 (1894-1977) Sergey Vladimirovich Ilyushin was a Soviet aircraft designer who founded the Ilyushin aircraft design bureau.

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Sergey Nepobedimy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Sergey Nepobedimy Died at 93 (1921-2014) Sergey Pavlovich Nepobedimy was a Soviet designer of rocket weaponry. He was the Head and Chief Designer of the Kolomna Mechanical Engineering Design Bureau. Born in Ryazan, USSR, he graduated ...more

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Valentin Lebedev is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
age 75 Valentin Vitaljevich Lebedev was a Soviet cosmonaut who made two flights into space. His stay aboard the Space Station Salyut 7 with Anatoly Berezovoy in 1982, which lasted 211 days, was ...more

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Valeri Kubasov is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 79 (1935-2014) Valeri Nikolayevich Kubasov was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on two missions in the Soyuz programme as a flight engineer: Soyuz 6 and Soyuz 19, and commanded Soyuz 36 in the Intercosmos ...more

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Valery Rozhdestvensky is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 72 (1939-2011) Valery Ilyich Rozhdestvensky was a Soviet cosmonaut. Rozhdestvensky was born in Leningrad and graduated from the Higher Military Engineering School of Soviet Navy in Pushkin in engineering. From ...more

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Vasily Mishin is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Vasily Mishin Died at 84 (1917-2001) Vasily Pavlovich Mishin was a Soviet engineer and a prominent rocketry pioneer. Mishin was a Soviet rocket scientist and one of the first Soviet specialists to see Nazi Germany’s V-2 facilities ...more

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Viktor Patsayev is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 38 (1933-1971) Viktor Ivanovich Patsayev was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 11 mission and had the unfortunate distinction of being part of the second crew to die during a space flight. On board the ...more

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Vitaly Sevastyanov is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 75 (1935-2010) Vitaly Ivanovich Sevastyanov was a Soviet cosmonaut who flew on the Soyuz 9 and Soyuz 18 missions. He trained as an engineer at the Moscow Aviation Institute and after graduation in 1959, joined ...more

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Vitaly Zholobov is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Vitaly Zholobov age 80 Vitaly Mikhaylovich Zholobov is a retired Soviet cosmonaut who flew on Soyuz 21 space flight as the flight engineer.

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Vladimir Chelomey is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Vladimir Chelomey Died at 70 (1914-1984) Vladimir Nikolayevich Chelomey was a Soviet mechanics scientist, aviation and missile engineer. He invented the very first Soviet pulse jet engine and was responsible for the development of the ...more

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Vladimir Komarov is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 40 (1927-1967) Vladimir Mikhaylovich Komarov was a Soviet test pilot, aerospace engineer and cosmonaut in the first group of cosmonauts selected in 1960. He was one of the most highly experienced and ...more

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Vladimir Kotelnikov is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 97 (1908-2005) Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kotelnikov was an information theory and radar astronomy pioneer from the Soviet Union. He was elected a member of the Russian Academy of Science, in the Department of ...more

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Vladimir Mikhailovich Myasishc... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Engineers from Soviet Union
Died at 76 (1902-1978) Vladimir Mikhailovich Myasishchev was a Soviet aircraft designer, Major General of Engineering, Hero of Socialist Labor, Doctor of Technical Sciences, Honored Science Worker of the RSFSR. After ...more