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Ukrainian-Russian Cosmonauts, Ukrainian Soviet Cosmonauts, Pavel
Popovich, Valentin Bondarenko, Yury Onufriyenko, Yuri Gidzenko,
Yuri Malenchenko, Georgy Beregovoy, Leonid Kadeniuk, Igor Volk,
Aleksandr Volkov, Georgy Dobrovolsky, Vasily Tsibliyev, Anatoly
Artsebarsky, Vitali Zholobov, Leonid Kizim, Georgi Shonin, Vladimir
Lyakhov, Leonid Popov, Anatoli Levchenko. Excerpt: Pavel Romanovich
Popovich (Russian:, Ukrainian:, Pavlo Romanovych Popovych) (October
5, 1930 September 29, 2009) was a Soviet cosmonaut of Ukrainian
descent, and the first ethnic Ukrainian to fly in space. He was the
4th Cosmonaut in space, the 6th person in orbit, and the 8th person
in space. He was born in Uzyn, Kiev Oblast of Ukrainian SSR. to
Roman Porfirievich Popovic (a fireman in a sugar factory) and
Theodosia Kasyanovny Semyonov. He had two sisters (one older, one
younger) and two brothers (both younger). During World War II, the
Germans occupied Uzyn, and burned documents including Popovich's
birth certificate. After the war, these were restored through
witness testimony, and although his mother knew that he was born in
1929, two witnesses insisted that Popovich was born in 1930, and so
this became his official year of birth. In 1947, he left vocational
school in Bila Tserkva with qualifications as a carpenter.. In
1951, Popovich graduated as a construction engineer from a
technical school in Magnitogorsk, as well as receiving a pilot's
degree.. In 1954, he joined the Young Communist League. He was
married to Marina Popovich, a retired Soviet Air Force colonel,
engineer, and legendary Soviet test pilot who has been outspoken
about UFO reality. They had two daughters. They later divorced, and
Popovich married Alevtina Oshegova. Popovich was also a keen weight
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