Soviet aircraft designer, Lenin prizewinner and Twice Hero of Sovialist Labour, Academician Andrei Tupolyov is now eighty.
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Background: Soviet aircraft designer, Lenin prizewinner and Twice Hero of Sovialist Labour, Academician Andrei Tupolyov is now eighty.
Among those who gathered to celebrate his birthday were members of the public, well known aircraft designers and engineers.
The meeting in his honour was opened by Minister of the aircraft industry of the Soviet Union, Dementyev.
He congratulated Andrei Tupolyov on having been awarded the Order of Lenin.
The General Designer has been engaged in the work of aircraft construction for sixty years.
He is the author of more than 120 designs for various kinds of planes.
Alexander Arkhangelski, Tupolyov's close assistant and deputy spoke about the General Designer's work.
In spite of his advanced age, the famous builder of airliners engages in social work. He is leader of the Soviet-Bulgarian Friendship Soviety.
The Ambassador of the Peoples Republic of Bulgaria to the Soviet Union Stoyan Giurov handed Andrei Tupolyov a second order of George Dmitrov.
The hero of the occasion was congratulated by Chief Marshal of Aviation Vershinin...
Deputy Minister of Civil Aviation of the Soviet Union Zholudov...
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Speaking in reply Andrei Tupolyov thanked all present for their congratulations and kind wishes.
He said that all his life as a designer he had been faithfully aided by the staff of engineers and workers engaged with him in building planes.