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Lt. General Georgi S. Shonin Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

Born: August 3, 1935 in Rovenky, Soviet Union
Died: April 7, 1997
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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 mission.   Shonin was part of the original group of cosmonauts selected in 1960. He left the space programme in 1979 for medical reasons.   He later worked as the director of the 30th Central Scientific Research Institute, Ministry of Defence (Russia).   Shonin died of a heart attack in 1997.   He was awarded:  Hero of the Soviet Union  Pilot-Cosmonaut of the USSR  Order of Lenin  Order of the October Revolution  Order of the Red Banner of Labour  Order of the Red Star  Ten commemorative medals  Medal "25 Years of People's Power" (Bulgaria)  Three medals from the Mongolian People's Republic  Five medals from the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic

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