Press Secretary Medina explained the words of the Minister about the names for airports

© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite in fotomancer of culture of Russia Vladimir Medinsky. Archival photoPress Secretary Medina explained the words of the Minister about the names for airports© RIA Novosti / Ilya Petliurite the image Bank

The Minister of culture Vladimir Medinsky, said in Omsk, to name airports within the framework of the project «Great names of Russia» names of living people is bad form, meant not Yegor Letov and Sergei Shnurov, the quote was taken out of context, said press Secretary of the Ministry of culture Yuri Bondarenko.

Earlier, local media interpreted the words of Medina about the names of airports as the fact that he does not know is dead or alive Yegor Letov.

«To call the airports when life is considered bad form…» — said the Minister of culture, referring to Sergei Shnurov. «And Letov alive, Lenin is alive, and Lennon alive. The quote should give fully,» said Medina,» he wrote on Twitter press Secretary of the Ministry of culture Yuri Bondarenko.

The Minister also added that the decision about the name for the airport should unite people, not to cause controversy as happened in the case of Letov.

«To call the airports when life is considered bad form…» — said the Minister of culture, referring to Sergei Shnurov.
«And Letov alive, Lenin is alive, and Lennon alive. The quote should give fully,» said Medina.https://t.co/b86yHEbHVm pic.twitter.com/ZEbZ50CVAf

— Yuriy Bondarenko (@vozvr) 12 novembre 2018

On the website of the government of Omsk region on Monday came the information that, according to the results of sociological researches VTSIOM, to the final three names for Omsk airport included the names of Dmitry Karbyshev, Andrei Tupolev and Mikhail Ulyanov. The name of Egor Letov, in the final three was not, although in the region the community launched an active campaign in his support.

In the regional government with reference to the Secretary of the Public chamber of the Russian Federation Valery Fadeyev said that musician turned out to be a lot of fans, but in sociological research were not only fans of rock music, resulting in Yegor Letov scored 10% of the vote. Fadeev admitted that this is a very high result, considering that the great marshals and generals gathered about 30% of the vote.

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