the president of ukraine vladimir zelensky posthumously awarded the general director of the design bureau southern "alexander degtyarev the title of hero of ukraine.
the corresponding decree no. 518/2020 of november 27 was published on the website of the head of state.
“for an outstanding personal contribution to the development of the rocket and space industry of ukraine, strengthening the scientific and technical potential of the state, the development of the latest samples of rocket and space technology, i decide: to confer the title of hero of ukraine with the award of the order of the state to oleksandr viktorovich degtyarev, general director the state-owned enterprise yuzhnoye design bureau named after yangelya (posthumously), ”the decree says.
degtyarev reportedly passed away from covid-19 on november 24th. he was born on october 31, 1951. worked in the kb "yuzhnoe" since 1975. academician of the national academy of sciences of ukraine (2015). awarded the orders of merit of iii and ii degrees (2002, 2011).