2010年4月10日 星期六

Russia- V.S. Grizodubova. 100th birth anniversary FDC.


Valentina Stepanovna Grizodubova, Hero of the Soviet Union, Hero of Socialist Labour, entitled with 2 times Orders of Lenin, order of October Revolution, 1st class of Order of the Great Patriotic War, Order of the Red Banner of Labour, Order of Red Star and Various other awards.

She was one of the first Soviet Woman Pilots, On September 24-25, 1938 as the commander of the crew she completed the flight of the Rodina (Russian for "Motherland"), the ANT-37 airplane, setting an international women's record for a straight-line distance flight. Since March 1942 she took part in the Great Patriotic War.

In the 1940s she served as the sole female member of the "Extraordinary State Commission for the Establishment and Investigation of the Crimes of the Fascist German Invaders and Their Accomplices, and of the Damage They Caused to Citizens, Collective Farms, Public Organizations, State Enterprises, and Institutions of the USSR" (Chrezvychainaia gosudarstvennaia komissiia or Чрезвычайная Государственная Комиссия; ChGK), appointed to investigate Nazi war crimes in the Soviet Union.

Grizodubova was the Honorary Citizen of Penza. There is a monument to her in Moscow.

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