Aksenov explained why the name fits Aivazovsky Crimean airport

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura in photobacteria new terminal wave Crimean and Simferopol international airport. Archival photoAksenov explained why the name fits Aivazovsky Crimean airport© RIA Novosti / Alexei Mangalapura the image Bank

The shape and the name «Crimean wave» of the new airport terminal of the international airport Simferopol, reminiscent of works of the artist and marine painter Ivan Aivazovsky, said the head of the Republic Sergey Aksenov.

Russian project of the «Great names of Russia», which was attended by including the airport of Simferopol, is intended to select names that complement the official names of more than 40 Russian airports. The results of national voting were announced on Tuesday. Crimeans highest number of votes given for the artist Ivan Aivazovsky. The results of the vote will be transferred to the government of the Russian Federation, a decree on additional names will be signed by the President.

Aksenov called the results of the vote a milestone.

«I already told you why I voted for Aivazovsky. The name and works of the famous artist — one of the main symbols of our region. Ivan Konstantinovich traveled a lot, but its considered the Birthplace Feodosia… He was a great patriot of Russia and Crimea, has made a huge contribution to the popularization of the Peninsula, in the improvement of his native city. Even the form and the name of the new terminal of the airport «Crimean wave», reminiscent of works of our great countryman. Now you may say, what is the «Aivazovsky wave», — wrote Aksenov on his page in Facebook.

According to him, Aivazovsky left in the Crimea is not only an immortal legacy of Feodosia art gallery, but was involved in a number of infrastructure projects that contributed to the development of the entire region.

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