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