Sergei Sokolov



Age: 101


Summary: former defense minister of the Soviet Union who was fired by the Politburo after a German teenager landed his plane on Moscow's Red Square in May 1987, in which Soviet radar and interceptors tracked the flight from Finland, but air forces took no action.



Cause of Death: Natural causes


Born: July 1, 1911


Died: August 31, 2012


Location: Moscow, Russia