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In the Alley of Heroes in St. Petersburg opened a bust of the designer of three generations of nuclear submarines Igor Spassky KXan 36 Daily News

Date: May 19, 2024 Time: 14:37:22

Today, August 2, 2023, Hero of Socialist Labor, Hero of the Russian Federation, Academician Igor Dmitrievich Spassky turns 97 years old. And on this day, in Victory Park, next to the busts of prominent natives of the city on the Neva and monuments to national heroes (Marshal Zhukov, Alexander Matrosov, Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya), a bust to the designer of three generations of nuclear was opened. submarines, the general director, and now the scientific director of the Central Design Bureau of Marine Engineering “Rubin” and an honorary citizen of St. Petersburg.

Such a decision, St. Petersburg Governor Alexander Beglov noted at the ceremony, “is recognition of Academician Spassky’s services to the country, the navy and our city.” The scientific director of the Central Research Institute “Elektroribor”, Vladimir Peshekhonov, Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation, long-time colleague and colleague of Igor Spassky, called him “the informal leader of Russian shipbuilding.”

“With the participation and under the leadership of Igor Spassky, more than two hundred nuclear and diesel-electric submarines were built,” said Georgy Poltavchenko, chairman of the USC board of directors. “In addition, he did a lot to preserve cultural heritage. St. and the beloved Literary Cafe, the Pushkin Apartment-Museum…”

Under the leadership of the Spassky Central Design Bureau, “Rubin” turned into a diversified company. The design of marine equipment for the development of the platform and other offshore civil structures has become one of the priority areas in the team’s work. Here, in particular, the Prirazlomnaya offshore ice-resistant platform (already operating in the Pechora Sea) and the boat ports of the S-1 navigation facility for the St. Petersburg complex of protective structures were designed in the Gulf of Finland.

“Igor Dmitrievich has been in our office for more than 70 years, for three decades he was the director of the design bureau and the general designer,” recalled the current head of Rubin, Igor Vilnit. “Now, together with colleagues and students, he continues to work on creating fifth generation equipment. In response to a request to come here, at a solemn event, he laughed and motioned for me to represent him here. And to him – to provide a report.

Hero of Russia, General Designer of the Central Design Bureau “Rubin” Lev Sidorenko attended the opening ceremony of his bust in Victory Park to show respect to his senior colleague; hero of Russia, adviser to the general director – general designer of special deep-sea complexes and technical facilities with nuclear power SPMBM “Malakhit” Yuri Konovalov; hero of Russia, scientific director of NITI them. AP Aleksandrova Vyacheslav Vasilenko; Hero of Labor of the Russian Federation, General Director – General Designer of the nuclear power plant “Radar MMS” Georgy Antsev; Hero of Russia, Deputy Director of the Naval Academy named after Admiral of the Fleet of the Soviet Union NG Kuznetsova Sergei Rachuk.

The largest shipyards where ships were built and are being built according to Rubin’s projects (Sevmash Production Association, Admiralty Shipyards, Severnaya Verf Shipbuilding Plant) were represented by their first people: Mikhail Budnichenko, Andrey Veselov, Igor Orlov.

Bust of DNI Spassky was created by sculptors Yulia Tutatchikova and Besik Solomonashvili, architect Evgeny Grigoriev. He took a place in the Alley of Heroes in the Moscow Victory Park, where busts of heroes were previously installed twice: cosmonauts GM Grechko (1983) and SK Krikalev (2017), organizer of polar expeditions AN Chilingarov (2010) , as well as the famous ballerina, People’s Artist of the USSR and two-time Hero of Socialist Labor GS Ulanova (1984).

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