Donald Campbell : Coniston Water 1958
DONALD CAMPBELL 1958: Donald Campbell (d.1967) surveys the windswept waters of Lake Coniston, where he is waiting for favourable conditions for his attempt in his jet-powered 'Bluebird' on his own world water speed record of 239.07mph. he hopes to achieve 250mph.
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Artem Mikoyan, Soviet aircraft designer
Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan (1905-1970), Soviet aircraft designer. Mikoyan, of Armenian descent, was a member of the USSR Academy of Sciences. He was also Colonel General of the Soviet Engineering and Technical Service. He is most famous for his work on the MiG aircraft designs. This started in 1939 when he co-founded a design bureau with another Soviet aircraft designer, Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich. Mikoyan continued to produce MiG fighter aircraft designs throughout the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. His honours include two awards of Hero of Socialist Labour. Photographed in Russia, in 1965.
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View of the monument to the Russian writer Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-1852
View of the monument to the Russian writer Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol (1809-1852) in Moscow, Russia. It was erected in 1909 on Prechistensky Boulevard, but its style proved to be controversial because of its rather negative body language, and in the 1950s it was moved to Nikitsky Boulevard, and installed outside the house where Gogol lived. On the pedestal can be seen a bas relief of characters from Gogol's stories. Date: circa 1909
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