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Encyclopedia > Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich
For the chess player, see Mikhail Gurevich (chess player)
Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich

Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich Russian language: Михаил Иосифович Гуревич (December 31, 1892 - November, 1976) was a Soviet aircraft designer, a partner (with Artem Mikoyan) of the famous MiG military aviation bureau.

Born to a family of Jewish winery mechanic in a small township of Rubanshchina (Kursk region), in 1910 he graduated from gymnasium in Akhtyrka (Kharkov region) with the silver medal and entered the Mathematical department of Kharkov University. After a year, for participation in revolutionary activities, he was expelled from the University and from the region and continued his education in Montpelier University, France. He also graduated from French aircraft engineering school SUPAERO, in 1913.

In the summer 1914 Gurevich was visiting his home when World War I broke out. This and later the Russian Civil War interrupted his education. In 1925 he graduated from the Aviation faculty of Kharkov Technological Institute and worked as an engineer of the state company "Heat and Power".

In 1929 Gurevich moved to Moscow to pursue the career of aviation designer. In 1937 he headed a designer team in Polikarpov design bureau, and after 1939 was Vice Chief designer, after 1957 - the Chief designer in Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau.

For his winning designs, Mikhail Gurevich won Stalin award (1941, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1953), Lenin award (1962), and the title of Hero of Socialist Labor (1957).

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Artem Mikoyan - Armeniapedia.org (890 words)
In March 1942 the bureau was renamed OKB MiG (Osoboye Konstruktorskoye Büro), ANPK MiG (Aviatsionnyy nauchno-proizvodstvennyy kompleks) and OKO MiG.
MiGs have been in the armament of the native and foreign air forces for over 50 years.
According to Andrei Tarasov, Deputy Director of "MIG" corporation, today the MIG planes are known throughout the world.
artem mikoyan - Article and Reference from OnPedia.com (304 words)
Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan ("Արտյոմ Հովհաննեսի Միկոյան" in Armenian; "Артё́м Ива́нович Микоя́н" in Russian) (August 5, 1905 – December 9, 1970) was an Armenian / Soviet aircraft designer, in partnership with Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich he designed many of the famous MiG military aircraft.
Together with Gurevich, Mikoyan formed the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau, to produce a series of fighter aircraft.
In March 1942 the bureau was renamed OKB MiG (Osoboye Konstruktorskoye Bro), ANPK MiG (Aviatsionnyy nauchno-proizvodstvennyy kompleks) and OKO MiG.
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