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Igor Dmitrievich Spassky (born 1926), Russian naval engineer, talking at a meeting. Spassky is General Designer and chief of the Rubin Central Design Bureau of Naval Machinery, St Petersburg, Russia. Spassky became the head of the bureau in 1974. The design bureau started with submarine designs, but has diversified into projects such as Sea Launch, a sea-based rocket launch platform. Spassky's awards include the Order of the October Revolution, and the State Prize of the Russian Federation. Photographed in St Petersburg, Russia, in 2006.
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