Sociologists from the Russian Public Opinion Research Center (VTsIOM) expressed the most popular options among Russians for the "Great Name of Russia" competition, where 47 airports in the country will be named after major historical figures.
As it turned out, the Russians usually suggested air ports to commemorate Marshal of Soviet Union Georgy Zhukov, airline designer Andrey Tupolev and chemist Dmitry Mendeleev.
The names of cosmopolitan founder Sergey Korolev, Emperor Peter I, Geologist Farman Kurban andlu Salmanov and Poet Alexander Pushkin, turned out to be slightly less popular candidates, VTsIOM head Valery Fedorov announced the results of the research.
The previous opinion poll showed that the idea of keeping Russia's big name in Russia is supported by more than 51% of residents in Russian regions. At the same time, every other respondent considers that the choice of a name should have a historical link to the territory in which the airport is located.
Among other popular candidates among the Russians is the name of the music Yegor Letov and the famous scam Sergei Mavrodi. And the inhabitants of Ulyanovsk published a petition asking them to assign the name Nadezhda Konstantinovna Krupskaya to Brateyevka Airport.
The TASS special project dedicated to the "Big names of Russia" competition presented the candidates in the form of informative infographics:
The final vote of the vote will be from November 12 to 30: everyone can participate in it by choosing a suitable name for one of the 47 Russian airports.