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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.

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  1. Президент Российской Федерации. Указ №314 от 01.03.1996 «["Archived copy". Archived from the original on June 4, 2011. https://web.archive.org/web/20110604012634/http://document.kremlin.ru/doc.asp?ID=075341. 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. https://web.archive.org/web/20110604012634/http://document.kremlin.ru/doc.asp?ID=075341. 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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