Nesterenko Alexey( Lieutenant-General of Artillery (1943), State Prize laureate)
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Nesterenko, Alexei Ivanovich, 1908. Birth. Lieutenant-General of Artillery (1943), State Prize Laureate (then Stalin, 1951). In the Armed Forces from 1925. by 1966. Member of fighting with belokitaytsami during the conflict in the CER (1929), Soviet-Finnish (1939-1940.) And the Great Patriotic War (1941 - 1945.). During the Great Patriotic War took place at the famous 'Katyusha' from the regimental commander to deputy commander of the artillery of the front guards units ( 'Katyusha'). In 33 years - Major General of Artillery. He had two minor injuries and concussion. Pioneer's indigenous missile, the first head of the Baikonur cosmodrome (1955-1958 gg.), The chief of NII-4 (1946-1951 gg.) Missile and the Faculty of the Academy Dzerzhinsky (1952-1955), a member of the STC of the General Staff (1958 -- 1966). Author of the book 'Fire lead' Katyusha '. Honorary Citizen of Mr.. Lenin (1967). Honorable veteran of sports g. Tomsk and the region, honorary chairman of the Board of Veterans Baikonur Cosmodrome. Master of Sports. Awarded the 13th with orders and medals of the 11-S. Member of launching the first satellite, and Yuri Gagarin into space. Awarded the Presidium of the Academy of Sciences of the USSR two commemorative medals: "In honor of the Soviet Union launched Sputnik on Oct. 4, 1957 ' and 'In honor of the world's first flight of the Soviet man in space'. The share of AI Nesterenko fell the most difficult period of life Baikonur: the emergence and formation. His personal great contribution to the Baikonur unmistakable.