Born in September 1925 in the village of Bolshoy Chencher (now the Tyumen region). Called up for service in January 1943. Combat path: Guard private rifle-gunner Astafiev served in the separate Guards Red Banner Corps of the First Ukrainian Front. He fought on the territory of Ukraine, liberated Chernigov, Belaya Tserkov, participated in the battles for Breslav, Magdeburg. Awards: Order of the Patriotic War, military and commemorative medals. In the post-war period he worked as a blacksmith in the Urai forestry enterprise, and was awarded labor awards. He died on March 23, 2004, was buried in the city of Urai.