On one of the main symbols of St. Petersburg threatened to remain without a name Peter


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Pulkovo airport in St. Petersburg according to the results of the nationwide competition “Great names of Russia” may remain without a name of Peter the Great. About it reported in a press release received by the editors”.ru” on Thursday, November 22.

As noted, due to the low activity of Petersburgers for the appropriation of the local airport named after the first Russian Emperor in 10 days voted only 17 thousand people. At the same time in Voronezh, this option has gained more than 26 thousand votes.

Only in St. Petersburg, where more than five million people, the turnout of less than 40 thousand inhabitants.

A similar situation is observed and in Moscow: there were only about 106 thousand votes, which is roughly equal to the population of the area East Izmailovo, the report says. The result of the capital airport Sheremetyevo risks to remain without the name of Dmitri Mendeleev: for this option voted only 5.5 thousand people, while, for example, in Tyumen — almost 25 thousand people. Vnukovo is probably not getting the name of the aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev, nor the Creator of Soviet rocket and space technology Sergei Korolev, nor the founder of theoretical Astronautics Konstantin Tsiolkovsky.

It is clarified that at the moment the most active participation in competition was accepted by the residents of Ufa, where he voted already 95 thousand people with a population of just over one million people.

October 11, the Public chamber of Russia launched the nationwide competition “Great names of Russia”. According to its concept, the names of major Russian airports will complement the names of prominent compatriots.

The vote, following which each of the 47 airports of the parties will assign the name of the outstanding compatriot, held from 12 to 30 November. Anyone can vote for any name from the list on the website, social networks, and also by phone of the hot line.

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