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TOMSK, Dec 4 – RIA Tomsk. Candidate of the aircraft designer Nikolay Kamov won the vote at
the choice of a name for the Tomsk airport taken place within the Great Names
of Russia project, the final results of vote were summed up on Tuesday in the
air of Russia 1 TV channel.
Earlier it was reported that the vote on the choice of
a name for the Tomsk airport taken place within the Great Names of Russia
project officially came to the end on the night of December 1. It was possible
to vote on the website Великиеимена.рф, through VKontakte and Odnoklassniki
social network, through hotline and fill out the questionnaire in volunteer
About 70 thousand people voted for a name for the
Tomsk airport on the project website. Most of them supported the nomination of
the aircraft designer Nikolay Kamov (28745 voices), a margin in 275 voices
voices it was followed by the astronaut Nikolay Rukavishnikov, the third place
– slightly more than 12 thousand voices – the doctor Andrey Savinykh. The
general results of the vote were summed up on Tuesday on air of Russia 1 TV
"Air gate of the city in Tomsk were decided to
call in honor of the Soviet aircraft designer Nikolay Kamov", – the anchor
of TV channel told.
As the secretary of the Civic chamber of the Russian
Federation Valery Fadeyev specified in the air, results of the national vote
are not the final decision on assignment of the name to the airport: "The
public chamber presents names to the government after carrying out public
discussion, relying on vote of citizens … The decree on assignment of the name
to the airport is signed by the president".
Earlier it was reported that names of outstanding
compatriots will be appropriated to 47 Russian airports within the Great Names
of Russia project in 2018. Names which will be chosen by residents of the
country in a voting process until the end of November will add official names
of the airports.
Nikolay Kamov (1902-1973) is a graduate of the Tomsk
Technology University (nowadays – Tomsk Polytechnic University). The Soviet
aircraft designer, the creator of the first Soviet autogyro of KASKR-1
"Red engineer" (together with the engineer N. Skrzhinsky), the
creator of the "Ka" helicopters, the Doctor of Engineering, Hero of
Socialist Labour, the winner of the State award of the USSR (1972).