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NII-88’s first award

Dedication and commitment of staff members together with achievements in rocket weapons development (R-1, R-2, R-11, R-5, R-5M long-range ballistic missiles were developed and went into service from 1946 to 1956) provided the highest governmental award: under Decree of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR dated 20 April, 1956 NII-88 was awarded with the Order of Lenin “for the successful development of the special machinery on behalf of the Government”.