On September 12, a solemn opening of a monument to a prominent military commander, Army General Yury Alekseyevich Yashin, took place at the Troekurovsky cemetery in Moscow.
The event was attended by the commander of the Strategic Missile Forces, Colonel-General Sergey Karakaev, members of the Military Council of the Strategic Missile Forces, heads of departments, departments and services of the command of the Strategic Missile Forces, representatives of the international public organization Union of Veterans of Rocket Engineers, relatives, friends and colleagues of Yuri Yashin.
Yury Alekseevich Yashin was born 12 February 1930 year in Leningrad. Starting service in the Armed Forces in 1948, he passed from the platoon commander of an artillery battery to the commander of the Smolensk Rocket Army.
In April 1981, Yury Yashin was appointed First Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Missile Forces, and in February 1989 - Deputy Minister of Defense - Chairman of the USSR State Technical Commission. From 1992 to 1998, Army General Yury Yashin is Chairman of the State Technical Commission under the President of the Russian Federation.
In all positions, Yury Yashin achieved high results, which made a great contribution to the development of the Strategic Missile Forces and the formation of parts of space significance. He participated in tests and launches of more than 300 missiles from all landfills (Kapustin Yar, Plesetsk, Baikonur, Svobodny), as well as in combat duty of most of the combat missile systems, developed textbooks and combat operational and technical documentation.
Army General Yuri Yashin was awarded the Order of Lenin, the October Revolution, the Red Star, "For Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" II degree, "For Service to the Motherland in the Armed Forces of the USSR" III degree, "For services to the Fatherland" IV degree, Courage, Honor and many medals.
Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor, Academician and Honorary Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vice-President of the Russian Academy of Engineering, Honorary President of the Russian Academy of Cosmonautics. K.E. Tsiolkovsky, USSR State Prize winner Yury Yashin died on July 30 2011 of the year at 82-th year of life.