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Yuri Garrievich Abramovich
Native name Юрий Гарриевич Абрамович
Born 5 September 1935
Died 28 February 2017 (aged 81)
Place of birth Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR, USSR
Place of death Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast, Russia
Allegiance  Soviet Union
Service/branch Soviet Air Force
Rank Senior lieutenant
Awards Hero of the Russian Federation

Yuri Garrievich Abramovich (Russian: Юрий Гарриевич Абрамович; 5 September 1935 in Kharkiv, Ukrainian SSR – 28 February 2017 in Zhukovsky, Moscow Oblast, Russia) was a test pilot of the Moscow Aviation Industrial Association (MAIA).

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 Oblast. 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.

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



  1. Президент Российской Федерации. Указ №314 от 01.03.1996 «["Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2009.  О награждении государственными наградами Российской Федерации работников предприятий, учреждений и организаций оборонных отраслей промышленности]». (President of Russia. Ukaz #314 of 1 March 1996 ["Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2009.  On the conferring of state awards of the Russian Federation to employees of enterprises, agencies and defence industry organisations]. ).

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