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Director of the Russian Federal Nuclear Center – All-Russian Research Institute of Experimental Physics (RFNC-VNIIEF) (1987–1996), USSR State Prize Laureate (1969).
Vladimir A. Belugin was born in Leningrad in 1931.
After graduation from the Motor-Building Department at KAI, he worked as a foreman at Kazan Motor Production Association. Since 1956, Vladimir Belugin had worked at the Russian Federal Nuclear Center.
From 1996 to 2002, he was an Advisor to the Director of the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute of Experimental Physics and Advisor to the Directorate of the Institute of Strategic Stability of the Ministry of Atomic Energy of the Russian Federation.
As an engineer, head of the design bureau, V. Belugin was actively involved in ground tests of a large amount of special-purpose machines adopted to equip carriers of the Strategic Missile Forces, Navy, Air Force, Anti-Aircraft Warfare, Missile Defense and together with the design offices of S.P. Korolev, M.K. Yangel, A.D. Nadiradze, V.P. Makeev, A.N. Tupolev, S.V. Ilyushin and others. As chief engineer, director of RFNC-VNIIEF ensured the successful performance of the world's largest science and technology center.
He was also elected as the deputy of the Arzamas City Soviet of People's Deputies. In 1999, by the decision of Sarov City Duma of the Nizhny Novgorod Region, Vladimir Belugin was awarded the title Honorary Citizen of Sarov.
The Russian scientist was decorated with the Orders of the Red Banner of Labor, the October Revolution, and For Merit to the Fatherland.
In 2014, a Memorial Plaque in honor of Vladimir A. Belugin was unveiled on the facade of the main building of KNRTU-KAI in Kazan. Moreover, one of the university’s research centers is named after Vladimir A. Belugin.