Yevgeny Zababakhin

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Yevgeny Ivanovich Zababakhin Russian: Евгений Иванович Забабахин, January 16, 1917, Moscow, USSR – December 27, 1984) was a Soviet physicist, one of the chief designers of nuclear weapons in USSR, academician of the USSR Academy of Sciences, Eng. Lt. Gen. of Soviet Air Force. Lenin and Stalin Prizes (1949, 1951 and 1953, Hero of Socialist Labor (1953).

Worked at KB-11 (currently VNIIEF, Sarov, Nizhniy Novgorod Oblast).

Later worked as director of NII-1011 (currently, VNIITF, Chelyabinsk-70/Snezhinsk).

His name was awarded to RFYaTs-VNIITF (Russian: РФЯЦ-ВНИИТФ) and to a street in Snezhinsk.

In 1962 a group of scientists led by Zababakhin produced first detonation nanodiamonds in VNIITF.

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