Vladimir Pravik

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Vladimir Pavlovych Pravik
Native name Владимир Павлович Правик
Born June 13, 1962
Chernobyl, Ukraine
Died May 11, 1986(1986-05-11) (aged 23)
Moscow, USSR
Buried at Mitinskoe Cemetery
Allegiance USSR
Service/branch Internal Troops
Years of service 1979-1986
Rank Lieutenant
Awards Hero of the Soviet Union Order of Lenin
Order For Courage 80px

Vladimir Pavlovych Pravik (also spelled Volodymyr;Russian: Владимир Павлович Правик; 13 June 1962 – 11 May 1986) was a Soviet firefighter who died from radiation burns suffered in the Chernobyl disaster. He was posthumously awarded the Hero of the Soviet Union, the Order of Lenin, and the Ukrainian Star For Courage, which later became the Order For Courage. He was laid to rest at Mitinskoe Cemetery in Moscow along with 27 other firefighters who died in the Chernobyl disaster.[1]


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