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|LT. GENERAL GEORGI S. SHONIN|
Born: August 3, 1935 in Rovenky, Soviet Union
Died: April 7, 1997
Georgy Stepanovich Shonin (August 3, 1935 – April 7,
1997) born in Rovenky, Luhansk Oblast, (now Ukraine) but grew up in Balta of
Ukrainian SSR) was a Soviet cosmonaut, who flew on the Soyuz 6 space
Shonin was part of the original group of cosmonauts
selected in 1960. He left the space programme in 1979 for medical
He later worked as the director of the 30th Central
Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence (Russia).
died of a heart attack in 1997.
He was awarded:
the Soviet Union
Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR
Order of the October Revolution
Order of the Red Banner
Order of the Red Star
Medal "25 Years of People's Power" (Bulgaria)
medals from the Mongolian People's Republic
Five medals from the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic