Anatolii Kapchinskii

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Kapchinskii, Anatolii Konstantinovich


Born June 6, 1912, in Saratov; died 1942. One of the first Masters of Sport of the USSR (1935), engineer. Became a member of the CPSU in 1941.

Kapchinskii was a champion and record holder of the USSR in speed ice skating (1936–40). During the Great Patriotic War of 1941–45, he fought in the partisan detachment of Hero of the Soviet Union D. N. Medvedev. He was killed behind enemy lines. Kapchinskii was awarded the Order of the Patriotic War First class, as well as medals. Since 1946 there have been annual Kapchinskii speed skating competitions in the USSR.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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