Governor urged to vote for the appropriation of the airport of Penza named after Lermontov

© Photo : oblastyami Government of Penza, the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev. Archive photoGovernor urged to vote for the appropriation of the airport of Penza named after Lermontov© Photo : the Government of the Penza region

The Governor of the Penza region Ivan Belozertsev on Tuesday urged residents of the region to join the fight for the appropriation of the airport of Penza named after the poet Mikhail Lermontov, for the right to wear which also claims the airport of Mineral Waters, reported the press service of the Governor and government of the region.

Russian project of the «Great names of Russia» is intended to select names that 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. In the first phase, according to the results of public discussion of Public chamber in each region had created a primary list of names of applicants for the names of the airports. After that, the residents of the participating cities offered their own versions of and held a public opinion poll, the results of which was formed the short list.

Monday started the final vote. Anyone can choose an airport from the list and vote for one name on the principle of «one vote — one airport — one name». The final results will announce on 5 December 2018. According to information on the project website, the final vote on the airport of Penza has released the names of Lermontov, literary critic Vissarion Belinsky and writer Alexander Kuprin.

«Lermontov in the Penza region grew and developed as a person. We have a full right to his name is called the airport», — quotes Belozertseva his press service.

The Governor urged residents of the region to take an active part in the «Great names of Russia» and reminded that the right to bear the name of Lermontov Penza struggling with the airport Mineral Waters.

In a press-service of the head of the region noted that the idea to assign Penza airport, the name of Lermontov was supported by the Russian Director and social activist Nikita Mikhalkov, who visited Penza on Sunday.

You can vote not just by telephone or the Internet. In Penza mobile polling stations are deployed at the airport, at the railway station Penza-I, in shopping malls, «Sanimart», «Arcade», «Collage» and «Red hills». In addition, anyone can vote by filling in the questionnaire on Board the aircraft.