Shubnikov George Maximovich( Maj.-Engineer Honored Builder of Russia, the first chief of the construction of the Baikonur Cosmodrome)
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Shubnikov George Maksimovich (1905-1965 gg.) Maj. engineer, Honored Builder of Russia, the first chief of the construction of the Baikonur cosmodrome (1955-1965 gg.). He graduated from the Leningrad Institute of Industrial Construction. Worked on the construction of the Trans-Baikal fortified area. Since 1941. in the army: frontage roads, reinforcement areas, defensive lines, providing offensive. After the war - the restoration of bridges over the River Vistula, Oder and other. Built a monument to the Soldier Liberator in Treptow Park, d. Berlin. Then the construction of defensive structures in Central Asia. Under his leadership, was created the first set of Baikonur, founded and built the city, now Leninsk, mastered a set of virgin Kazakh desert. Gm. Shubnikov - party to launch world's first 1 satellite and the world's first cosmonaut - Yu.A.. Gagarin, a close ally S.P. Queen, MI. Nedelina, AI. Nesterenko, MG. Grigorenko, AA. Nitochkina. Its decisions were of high engineering skills, especially in the construction of the first Gagarin launch cosmodrome. Its share fell most 'hot' time of construction of Baikonur. July 31, 1965, Mr.. GM Shubnikov died after a serious illness. At the Baikonur Cosmodrome in g. Essentuki built monuments GM Shubnikov, his name is given to the school and college.