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On This Day In Aviation History - 9 December 1970


After suffering from a stroke in 1969, Armenian born Soviet aircraft engineer Artem Mikoyan passes away in Moscow.

The revered designer was a co-founder of the Mikoyan and Gurevich Design Bureau, well known for several iterations of deadly MiG military aircraft.


Mikoyan was aged 65 at the time of his death and was laid to rest in the famous Novodevichy Cemetery located in Moscow.


Artem Mikoyan - Recipient of Six Orders of Lenin and an Order of the Red Banner
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