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The second stage of the contest «Great names of Russia» for the award of the airports of the names of prominent compatriots, within which the inhabitants of the regions-participants can offer their candidates, extended to 30 October 2018, the press-service of Public chamber of the Russian Federation.
Names that in the end the Russians will choose will complement the official names of more than 40 Russian and international airports of Federal significance with total passenger traffic of more than 170 million people. The contest started on October 11. The final results will be announced on 5 December 2018. The project was initiated by the Public chamber of the Russian Federation, the Society of Russian literature, Russian historical society, Russian geographical society and the Russian military historical society. The project is operated by the Public chamber of the Russian Federation.
«The second stage of the competition renewed. The final list of participants is 47 airports. After Chukotka (Anadyr) and Chuvashia (Cheboksary) to the project «Great names of Russia» has joined the Kaluga and Penza,» — said in the message.
Currently, the level of regional public chambers completed the formation of the primary lists of candidates. A list of names of applicants for the title of the Kaluga and Penza airports will go to the organizing Committee soon and will be posted on the website valkiainen.of the Russian Federation.
«Initially, these airports were not in the draft, but we went to meet the wishes expanded the number of participants to local public chambers on the formation of the primary lists of names of applicants. These decisions are justified, because the project is done for the people and for the people who care about national history and the image of native land», — said the Secretary OP Valery Fadeev, his words are quoted by the press service of the chamber.
The head of the Public chamber of the Kaluga region Galina Ganchenkova sure the region’s residents likely will vote for the name of the great countryman, the founder of theoretical Astronautics Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.
«The discussion of the list of names in naming our airport is still ongoing, she says. — Of course, the name Tsiolkovsky is the main contender for the victory. But the process is not completed. The great commander Georgy Zhukov — the native of the Kaluga province. There are proposals to give the airport its name.»
The head of the Penza public chamber Vladimir Podobed believes that the most correct decision would be to award the local airport the name of Mikhail Lermontov. «Of course, we have a lot of talented people, we are preparing a list of names for the contest, but so far most of the voices we hear in favor of the name of Mikhail Lermontov,» said Podobed.