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Vasili Arkhipov was a Russian political officer that prevented a terrified Russian captain from launching a nuclear missile at America, and thus with God's help no doubt prevented 100s of millions of deaths from a atomic war.
lowcal historyan  11/26/2016
This name is also in use in Georgia, where it is the Georgian form of the Russian name Vasiliy. It is a fairly rare name in Georgia, but certainly more common there than Basili, the original Georgian form of Basileios (see Basil). Also see my entry for Basili in the Submitted Names Database. Vasil, which in Georgia could be considered to be a shorter form of Vasili, is most commonly used in Georgia.

Also, in Georgian, Vasili is written as: ვასილი.
Lucille  6/4/2013
In the Hunt for Red October (1990), Sam Neill played Captain Vasili Borodin.
Shadowfax  9/10/2012
Vasili was the third son and youngest child of the first Romanov Tsar Michael I and his wife Eudoxia.
CarolinW  6/10/2012
A number of Russian rulers bear this name, including Vasili III, the father of Ivan the Terrible.
Maram-92  4/1/2008

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