Summary: Russian pioneering eye surgeon who developed radial keratotomy, an operation on the cornea that improves the vision of the nearsighted, who was also one of the country's leading capitalists and took advantage of Gorbachev's Perestroika, opening and running the Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery in the mid-1980's, who ran unsuccessfully for president in 1986 and was a member of the Duma from 1996 to 1999.
Cause of Death: Helicopter crash
Born: August 8, 1927
Died: June 2, 2000
Location: Moscow, Russia