Nikolai Tsymbal

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Nikolai Tsymbal
Native nameНиколай Андреевич Цымбал
Born20 January 1925
Nastashka [ru], Rokytne Raion, Belotserkovsky Okrug [ru], Kiev Governorate, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Died15 January 2020(2020-01-15) (aged 94)
Moscow, Russian Federation
Allegiance Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Air Forces
Years of service1941–1988
RankGeneral-Lieutenant of Aviation [ru]
AwardsOrder of the Red Banner
Order of the Red Banner of Labour
Order of the Red Star (twice)
Order of the Patriotic War First and Second classes
Order "For Service to the Homeland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" Second and Third classes
Order of Friendship

Nikolai Andreyevich Tsymbal (Russian: Николай Андреевич Цымбал; 20 January 1925 – 15 January 2020) was an officer of the Soviet Armed Forces. He worked in the force's political branch and reached the rank of General-Lieutenant of Aviation [ru]. He was deputy head of the Gagarin Air Force Academy. He was awarded the Order of the Red Banner, the Order of the Red Banner of Labour, and the Order of Friendship.[1]

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  1. "First man in space : the life and achievement of Yuri Gagarin : a collection / editor Nikolai Tsymbal ; translated from the Russian". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 17 January 2020.