Yury Abramovich

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Yury Garrievich Abramovich (September 5, 1935, born in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR)  is a test pilot of the Moscow Aviation Industrial Association (MAIA).

Yury Abramovich graduated from Moscow Aviation Institute in 1959. From 1965 to 1995 Abramovich worked as a test pilot at aviation enterprise "Znamya Truda" (now named MAIA) in Lukhovitsy town in Moscow District[disambiguation needed]. He tested several supersonic fighter aircraft Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23, Mikoyan MiG-29 and their modifications, and participated in testing the Ilyushin Il-103 light multipurpose aircraft.

In 1 March 1996 Abramovich was awarded the title Hero of the Russian Federation "for courage and heroism shown during the testing of new aviation technology".[1]

He currently lives in the city of Zhukovsky, Moscow District, and works as deputy head of the aviation testing complex of MAIA for flight work. He is an ethnic Jew.

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the Russian Wikipedia.

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