Date: 3 weeks ago   Category: Russia

Over one of the main symbols of St. Petersburg the threat to be left without name of Pyotr hung


The Pulkovo Airport in St. Petersburg following the results of the national competition "Great Names of Russia" can be left without name of Peter the Great. It is reported in the press release which came to the editorial office of Lenta.ru on Thursday, November 22. As it is noted, because of low activity of Petersburgers only 17 thousand people voted for assignment to the local airport of a name of the first Russian emperor in 10 days. At the same time in Voronezh this option collected already more than 26 thousand votes. In total in St. Petersburg where more than five million people live, less than 40 thousand inhabitants took part in vote. The similar situation is observed also in Moscow: here only about 106 thousand votes are collected that approximately equals to the population of the Area of Vostochnoye Izmailovo, it is noted in the message. As a result the capital Sheremetyevo Airport risks to be left without name of Dmitry Mendeleyev: for this option the votes were given by only 5.5 thousand people while, for example, in Tyumen — already nearly 25 thousand people. Vnukovo, most likely, will not receive a name of either the aircraft designer Andrey Tupolev, or the creator of the Soviet missile and space equipment Sergey Korolev, or the founder of theoretical astronautics Konstantin Tsiolkovsky. It is specified that at the moment the most active part in a competition was taken by residents of Ufa where 95 thousand people at the population voted already a little more than one million the person.11 of October the Public chamber of Russia started the national competition "Great Names of Russia". According to its concept, the name of the airport Russian terminals will add with names of outstanding compatriots. Vote following the results of which will appropriate to each of 47 participating airports a name of the outstanding compatriot is carried out from November 12 to November 30. Persons interested will be able to vote for any name from the list on the website, on social networks and also by phone of hotline. "The film of day" is more than important news in Telegram channel. Subscribe!

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