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The Three Ks
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The Three Ks
Date: 1 Jul 1959

This famous picture is of the so-called "Three K's" of the Soviet military-industrial complex. From far left are Sergey Korolev from the missile program, Igor Kurchatov from the atomic bomb program and Mstislav Keldysh from the Academy of Sciences. The man on the extreme right in the high-resolution image is Korolev's first deputy Vasiliy Mishin.

The photograph dates from July 1959, when Korolev, Keldysh and Mishin visited Kurchatov's institute.

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