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My hometown Vladimir has always been rich in famous people. Some of them are

My hometown Vladimir has always been rich in famous people. Some of them are known in our country, others are known all over the world. I’d like to tell you about Ivan Efimovich Zhukov.

Actuality Purpose Tasks Objects Subject Methods

Actuality Purpose Tasks Objects Subject Methods

Actuality Russian teenagers sometimes don’t have real examples to follow. They are fans of

Actuality Russian teenagers sometimes don’t have real examples to follow. They are fans of famous people such as sportsmen, singers, actors. But often the youth doesn’t know outstanding people living next door.

Purpose The purpose of my research is to collect information about a prominent person

Purpose The purpose of my research is to collect information about a prominent person – Zhukov I. E. , the Hero of the Soviet Union.

Tasks I should: § Find information about Zhukov’s childhood and youth; § Clear up

Tasks I should: § Find information about Zhukov’s childhood and youth; § Clear up how airplanes and sky have become his passion; § Learn about Zhukov’s education and career; § Find out the circumstances of his becoming a hero; § Get to know about Zhukov’s life after finishing military career.

Objects § School museum § Memoirs § Mass media Necessary information about Zhukov I.

Objects § School museum § Memoirs § Mass media Necessary information about Zhukov I. E.

Methods They are: § Studying Zhukov’s memoirs; § Finding information about Zhukov in newspapers;

Methods They are: § Studying Zhukov’s memoirs; § Finding information about Zhukov in newspapers; § Browsing the Internet; § Finding documents and photos in our school museum;

Contests 7) Testing Mi. G-25 8) Zhukov’s great deed 1) Our school is named

Contests 7) Testing Mi. G-25 8) Zhukov’s great deed 1) Our school is named after Zhukov I. E. . 6) Honouring with the Order of the Red Star 9) Finishing military career 2) Zhukov’s family 5) Further education 10) Conclusion 3) Studying at the air club 4) Piloting Yak-18 11) Resources

Since May 18, 2005 our school has been named after the Hero of the

Since May 18, 2005 our school has been named after the Hero of the Soviet Union Zhukov Ivan Efimovich. Teachers and pupils of our school are proud of this fact.

Zhukov I. E. was born on December 31 st, 1934 in Vladimir. His family

Zhukov I. E. was born on December 31 st, 1934 in Vladimir. His family was rather poor. There were 4 children in the family. His eldest brother Mikhail died in 1943 during the Great Patriotic War. Ivan Zhukov studied at school № 2, he finished it in 1953.

When Ivan was a school-boy he was keen on the sky and he began

When Ivan was a school-boy he was keen on the sky and he began to study at the Vladimir air club. Those years a lot of young men becoming dreamed pilots and of they attended air clubs. In the club Ivan studied parachute jumping and piloting.

In 1953 Zhukov I. E. piloted his first airplane, it was Уак - 18.

In 1953 Zhukov I. E. piloted his first airplane, it was Уак - 18.

After finishing school Zhukov entered the pilots’ military school in Orenburg, then in Syzran.

After finishing school Zhukov entered the pilots’ military school in Orenburg, then in Syzran. At the age of 22 he became a professional military pilot. He served in the Air Forces of our country and went on his education in the Air Forces Academy named after У. А. Gagarin (in Monino, not far from Moscow) Zhukov finished Academy in 1967.

In 1977 Zhukov I. E. was honoured with the Order of the Red Star

In 1977 Zhukov I. E. was honoured with the Order of the Red Star for testing an airplane Mi. G- 23.

In 1982 Zhukov I. E. with other pilots tested a new supersonic airplane Mi.

In 1982 Zhukov I. E. with other pilots tested a new supersonic airplane Mi. G-25. Something was wrong with this kind of airplanes. Three of them had already crushed. At the height of 17, 000 metres pilots heard a strange sound. They realized that the situation was crucial. Zhukov decided to land the airplane by all means.

It is unbelievable but Zhukov managed to land the airplane. The reason of the

It is unbelievable but Zhukov managed to land the airplane. The reason of the defect was an oversight of engineers who had constructed the plane. For this great deed Zhukov was honoured with the medal “The Golden Star” of the Hero of the Soviet Union and the Order of Lenin.

In 1988 Zhukov I. E. finished his military career. At present Ivan Efimovich has

In 1988 Zhukov I. E. finished his military career. At present Ivan Efimovich has more spare time for his family (he has got a wife, a son and a daughter and three grandchildren). He is fond of sport and his favourite hobby is taking pictures of nature.

Zhukov I. E. is really a great example to follow for us. We are

Zhukov I. E. is really a great example to follow for us. We are happy that pupils and teachers of our school have an opportunity to communicate with Ivan Efimovich during his visits. We like to congratulate him on his birthdays. There is a tradition in our school to arrange reading conferences on his book “I’m from Vladimir”. And also one of the prides of our school is the museum of Zhukov I. E.