First results of the contest “Great names of Russia”. Universal suffrage for the Moscow Sheremetyevo airport was chosen as the name of Alexander Pushkin.
Sheremetyevo may not be the only “literary” airport in Russia. So, the name of Mikhail Lermontov has the airport in Mineralnye Vody airport in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk may be named in honor of Anton Pavlovich Chekhov. In the vote on a new name for Kazan airport won, of course, Gabdulla Tukay.
The vote was national, and not all “air gate” has received new names: on the project website you can see which city while only are defined with prenasanje their airports.
In addition to the writers, the competition involved the names of other great personalities: Magadan, say, decided to name the airport in honour of Vladimir Vysotsky, and Gorno-Altaisk – in memory of Nicholas Roerich.
It should be noted that the decision on renaming of the airports have not yet received official status. According to the organizers, “proposal of assigning names to the government to make the Public chamber by results of public discussion”.