(1977) Shura

Reference work entry

1970 QY. Discovered 1970 Aug. 30 by T. M. Smirnova at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Aleksandr Anatolevich Kosmode-myanskij (1925–1945), hero of the Soviet Union, died valiantly at the front during the Great Patriotic War. Shura is a pet name for Aleksandr. (M 4190)

See also the citations for minor planets  (1793) and  (2072).

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