The Governor believes it’s a good idea to call the airport of Penza Lermontov’s name

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Sergeevicha potamanthidae in the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev. Archival photoThe Governor believes it’s a good idea to call the airport of Penza Lermontov’s name© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Sergeevicha the image Bank

The Governor of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev called a great idea to assign the airport of Penza the name of the poet Mikhail Lermontov, if this option is chosen by local residents, reported the press service of the Governor.

On Thursday, the Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky has approved a public initiative for the assignment of Russian airports as the names of prominent compatriots. The emphasis should be made on figures of culture and bind to a specific region. The project will be implemented in the format of a national competition.

According to Medina, the scientists Military historical society has proposed a number of names for airports, including Penza or Pyatigorsk — Lermontov’s name.

«I support the idea of assigning Penza airport named the outstanding compatriot. Of course, it would be great if penzentsy will decide on the assignment of a name of Mikhail Lermontov. This is the name of international scale, known far beyond Russia and familiar to every resident of our region and our country», — quotes Belozertseva his press service.

The Governor believes that the idea of naming outstanding compatriots airports interesting and timely.

«The project will only «pros»: Patriotic education and popularization of the history and culture of Russia, and the promotion of the region», — believes Belozertsev.