Vladimir Utkin

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RT-23 Molodets in the Saint Petersburg railway museum.

Vladimir Fyodorovich Utkin (Russian: Уткин Владимир Фёдорович) (1923–2000) was a Russian scientist and rocket engineer who developed railcar-launched ICBM RT-23 Molodets and other Soviet rockets. In 1971-1991 Utkin was a head of Yuzhnoye Design Bureau. An asteroid 13477 Utkin was named after him.