Alexander Spitsyn graduated from the M.I. Kalinin Leningrad Polytechnic Institute in 1958. All his professional career took place at the Bolshevik plant of the Ministry of General Machine Building. A.S. Spitsyn started as a foreman and shift supervisor at a blacksmith shop, and then became the deputy. chief and chief of department of metal structures, which allowed him to learn and master the wide range of the plant’s production and take the post of deputy director of the production plant, and then chief engineer of the plant. In 1975–1984. He worked as a director, and in 1984 - 1988 as the director general of the Bolshevik State. Production Association of the Ministry of General Machine Building. During this period, the plant was producing missile launchers for the air defense of ground troops, missile launchers for the air defense of large warships, different types of missile launchers classfor nuclear submarines, the protective system of the RBMK atomic reactors and other systems for the Ministry of Defense. For the good excellent results achieved by "Bolshevik" under the direction of A. Spitsyna he the Order of the Red Banner of Labor and was awarded the title of the Hero of Socialist Labor.