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In Balashikha near Moscow, a solemn ceremony of unveiling a monument to the Chief Marshal of Artillery Mitrofan Nedelin took place. The event was attended by the head of the Strategic Missile Forces Military Academy, Major General Leonid Mikholap, students and cadets of the military educational institution, representatives of veteran organizations.

The decision to erect a monument in Balashikha is due to the location here of the main forge of officers for the Strategic Missile Forces – the Peter the Great Military Academy of the Strategic Missile Forces.

The monument to the first Commander-in-Chief of the Strategic Missile Forces will forever immortalize the memory of the outstanding military leader, his contribution to the history of the creation of the Strategic Missile Forces, the development, testing and adoption of nuclear missile weapons.

The bust was prepared by the People’s Artist of Russia, Academician, Professor Salavat Shcherbakov, who became world famous after the creation of monuments to the Internationalist Warriors on Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, to Vladimir the Great, the Moscow-City of Military Glory stela, commemorative stelae in the Cities of Military Glory in more than 40 cities of the country and monumental bronze reliefs of the Main Temple of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, and the author of the project “Alley of Russian Glory” Mikhail Serdyukov.

Mitrofan Ivanovich Nedelin (1902-1960) – Soviet military leader, Hero of the Soviet Union, Chief Marshal of Artillery, participant of the Civil War in Russia, the war in Spain and the Great Patriotic War. Since 1955 – Deputy Minister of Defense of the USSR and at the same time the first commander-in-chief of the Strategic Missile Forces. One of the creators of the country’s nuclear missile shield and the Baikonur cosmodrome.

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