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Boris Vasilyevich Bunkin (born 1922), Russian space engineer. Bunkin was the general designer of the Almaz Central Design Bureau. He worked on the S-75, S-200, and S-300 SAM (surface-to-air missile) systems. He was elected a member of the USSR Academy of Sciences. His awards include Hero of Socialist Labour (twice), and the Lenin Prize and the USSR State Prize. Two of his awards are seen pinned to his suit. Photographed in the Moscow region of Russia, in 1997.
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