Lev Ivanovich Yashin
Born 22 October 1929 – 20 March 1990
60 years old
nicknamed the "Black Spider" or the "Black Panther", was a Russian football goalkeeper, considered by many in the sport to be the greatest goalkeeper in the history of the game. He was known for his athleticism, positioning, stature, bravery, imposing presence in goal, and acrobatic reflex saves. He was also deputy chairman of the Football Federation of the Soviet Union.
Yashin earned iconic status for revolutionizing the goalkeeping position by stamping his authority on the entire defense. A vocal presence in goal, he shouted orders at his defenders, came off his line to intercept crosses and also ran out to meet onrushing attackers, done at a time when goalkeepers spent the 90 minutes standing in the goal waiting to be called into action. His performances made an indelible impression on a global audience at the 1958 World Cup, the first to be broadcast internationally. He dressed head to toe in black, thus earning his nickname the 'Black Spider', which enhanced his popularity.
Yashin appeared in four World Cups from 1958 to 1970, and in 2002 was chosen on the FIFA Dream Team of the history of World Cups. In 1994, he was chosen for the FIFA World Cup All-Time Team, and in 1998 was chosen as a member of the World Team of the 20th Century. According to FIFA, Yashin saved over 150 penalty kicks in professional football – more than any other goalkeeper.He also kept over 270 clean sheets in his career, winning a gold medal at the 1956 Olympic football tournament, and the 1960 European Championships. In 1963, Yashin received the Ballon d'Or, the only goalkeeper ever to receive the award. He was voted the best goalkeeper of the 20th century by the IFFHS.
Jr. Lt. Ziba Pasha Qizi Ganiyeva (Зиба Паша кызы Ганиева) was born on August 20, 1923 in the Azerbaijan city of Shemakha. She volunteered into the Red Army on October 16 1941 and went to short-term shooting courses, where she learnt how to use a machine gun and shoot from a sniper rifle. She fought on the Leningrad front. As a radio operator, 16 times crossed the front line, from where she transmitted by radio important informations about the enemy.
In October 1941, she became a sniper of the 3rd Moscow Communist Division (Northwestern Front, the 130th Infantry Division). From April 12 to May 23, 1942, the Red Army soldier Ziba Ganieva was operating in the areas of the villages Chernoye, Lunevo, Ozhesy and Diaghilevo of the Leningrad Region, and destroyed 20 Germans, including 2 officers .
In July 16, 1942 she was awarded the Order of the Red Banner. (According to some sources, she killed 129 enemy soldiers, in the newspaper "Pravda" of November 6, 1942, - "28 destroyed enemies") In the battle for the village of Bolshoy Vrahovo Molvotitsky district of the Leningrad region (May 23, 1942) she was seriously wounded with a fragment of mine.
After the end of the war, Ziba Ganiev married the famous Azerbaijani diplomat Tofig Kadyrov. Together with her husband she returned to Moscow, studied history and became a doctor of oriental studies.
She was awarded the 'Medal For the Defence of Moscow', 'Combat Order of the Red Banner' and the 'Order of the Red Star'.
Yeltsin Boris Nikolaevich. Soviet and Russian party, state and political figures. First President of the Russian Federation. In November 1991- June 1992 simultaneously looked "the government of reformers", From March to May 1992, he served as the Minister of Defence of the Russian Federation. Born in February 1931, the village of Butka or the village of Basmanovskoe, Butkino district, the Ural region, the USSR ( now in the Talitsky district of the Sverdlovsk region) in the family of dekulakized peasants. 1950 he entered the Urals Polytechnic Institute named after S.M.Kirov to the Faculty of Civil Engineering. In 1961, he joined the CPSU. In 1976, on the recommendation of the Politburo of the CPSU Central Committee, he was elected first secretary of the Sverdlovsk Regional Committee of the CPSU (actual leader of the Sverdlovsk region), held this post until 1985. In 1978 - 1989 - deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR (member of the Council of the Union). 1989 March 26 was elected a People's Deputy of the USSR. 1991 June 12, Yeltsin was elected president of the RSFSR. 1994 on December 11,on the basis of Yeltsin's decree " On Measures to limit the Activity of Illegal Armed Formations on the Territories of the Chechen Republic and in the Zone of the Ossetian - Ingush Conflict ", troops began to enter Chechnya. 1999 December 31at 12 pm Moscow time (which was repeated on the main TV channels a few minutes before midnight, before the New Year's broad cast) announced his resignation as president of the Russian Federation. Yeltsin died on April 23, 2007 at 15:45 Moscow time in the Central Clinical Hospital as a result of cardiac arrest.
Guards Junior Sergeant Daniil M. Makarovich. 201st Guards OK Rifle Regiment, 67th Guards ORB, Vitiebsk Rifle Division, 1st Baltic Front.
Daniil Makarovich was born in the Chernigov raion of Ukraine, year 1910. He enlisted in the Soviet Red Army in April of 1932 and served for 1.5 years with the Verkhneudinskiy Infantry Regiment and again in April of 1944. Sargent Makarovich took part in the initial Vitiebsk-Orsha Offensive and the rest of the 67th Divisions engagements. Daniel was recommended for an Order of Glory for his actions in the Courland Pocket. "Being in charge of a rifle squad, Junior Sergeant Makarovich exhibited bravery and resolution. During the fighting near the town of Skopari, Latvian SSR on March 22nd 1945, moving ahead of the rifle squad and leading other soldiers, comrade Daniil was the first one to come under heavy fire. He entered the Nazi defensive position and threw several grenades in the enemy's machine-gun position, which allowed his soldiers to capture Skopari. On March 23rd 1945, he destroyed one Nazi soldier with his machine-gun.
For the masterful command of his squad, his bravery and resolution in the fighting, Junior Sergeant Makarovich deserves the Order of Glory 3rd Class."
Belarus 🇧🇾 Minsk (Мінск). Lenin watches over the high-rise Belarusian State University, constructed in brutalist style. This square was constructed from 1964, and was once called Lenin Square. Now it’s Independence Square (Плошча Незалежнасці). Belarus declares independence from the Soviet Union in 1991.