Russian Airports Received the "Great Names of Russia"
OREANDA-NEWS Russians have chosen names for 42 airports of the country within the framework of the project "Great names of Russia", three more airports will hold an additional stage of voting. The results of the vote on Tuesday were announced on the program "60 minutes" on the TV channel "Russia-1".
According to the voting results, Moscow Sheremetyevo airport will be named after the poet Alexander Pushkin, and Domodedovo airport - in honor of the scientist Mikhail Lomonosov. Named for the capital airport Vnukovo and airport of the city of Penza, the decision on conducting the second round or the approval of the results of the vote will be taken in a couple of days. Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg will also expect the results of the second stage of voting.
Voronezh airport will be renamed in honor of Peter I, Kaliningrad airport will be named after Empress Elizabeth, Krasnodar airport will be named after Catherine II the Great. In Murmansk, the airport will be named after Emperor Nicholas II.
The airport in Kazan will be named after Tatar national poet Gabdulla Tukai. Also, the name of the poet will be named Ufa airport-in honor of Mustai Karim. Simferopol airport will be named after the artist Ivan Aivazovsky. In Magadan, the victory was won by the name of the artist Vladimir Vysotsky, and the name of the famous singer Dmitry Hvorostovsky will be immortalized in the name of the airport of Krasnoyarsk.
Omsk airport will be named after the Hero of the Soviet Union, General Dmitry Karbyshev, Novosibirsk airport will be named in honor of the pilot-Asa Alexander Pokryshkin, Volgograd airport will be named after the pilot Alexei Maresyev.
Among other winners of the vote were determined for the airports of Khabarovsk (Admiral Gennady Nevelskoy), Chelyabinsk (physicist Igor Kurchatov), Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk (writer Anton Chekhov), Yakutsk (writer Plato Oyunsky), Vladivostok (geographer Vladimir Arseniev), Yekaterinburg (the industrialist Akinfiy Demidov), Kaluga (scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky), Sochi (pilot-cosmonaut Vitaly Sevastyanov), Stavropol (commander Alexander Suvorov), Tyumen (scientist Dmitri Mendeleev), Pskov (Princess Olga) and Samara (aircraft designer Sergei Korolev).
The second round of the competition for the assignment of the names of outstanding compatriots to Russian airports within the project "Great names of Russia" will be held in several regions from 10 to 21 December. According to the data provided, additional names for the three airports will be determined after the second stage of voting.
Thus, the names of Admiral Nikolai Kuznetsov, writer Fyodor Abramov and researcher Ivan Papanin will be proposed in the second round of voting for the Arkhangelsk airport, in Nizhnevartovsk the name for the airport will be chosen among the candidates of military pilot Nikolai Arkhangelsk, statesman Alexander Filipenko and oilman Victor Muravlenko. In St. Petersburg will choose from the names of commander Alexander Nevsky, writer Fyodor Dostoevsky and composer Dmitry Shostakovich.