Artem Mikoyan
Артем Иванович Микоян-1-
Historical Figure
Nationality: Armenian citizen of Soviet Union (born in the Russian Empire)
Date of Birth: 1905
Date of Death: 1970
Cause of Death: Stroke
Occupation: Engineer
Relatives: Anastas Mikoyan (brother)
Professional Affiliations: Mikoyan-Gurevich
Political Party: Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Turtledove Appearances:
Joe Steele
POD: 1878;
Relevant POD: July, 1932
Novel or Story?: Both
Type of Appearance: Contemporary references (as "Stas Mikoian's brother")
Nationality: United States
Relatives: Stas Mikoian (brother)
Professional Affiliations: Donald Douglas
Artem Ivanovich Mikoyan (5 August [O.S. 23 July] 1905 - 9 December 1970) was a Soviet aircraft designer of Armenian descent. In partnership with Mikhail Iosifovich Gurevich he designed many of the famous MiG military aircraft. His older brother was Anastas Mikoyan, a Soviet politician and one-time associate of Joseph Stalin.

Artem Mikoyan in Joe SteeleEdit

Stas Mikoian's brother was a top aeronautical engineer with Donald Douglas, proof that brains ran in the Mikoian family.[1]

Literary commentEdit

Artem Mikoyan is referenced in both the novel and the story. He does not have an Americanized first name in either version.


  1. Joe Steele, pg. 9.