Belgorod International Airport named after the engineer Shukhov

The final voting of the contest “Great Names of Russia”, in which Russians could choose names for 42 airports of the country, ended. All the names of the applicants, which passed into the final stage, were determined on the basis of sociological surveys.

More than 50 thousand compatriots voted for assigning to the air gates of Belogorie the name of the great genius of engineering thought Vladimir G. Shukhov. Now Belgorod State Technological University and Belgorod International Airport are named after the great scientist of the region.

“I want to thank all those who voted for the appropriation of the Belgorod airport named after V.G. Shukhov. A great Russian genius - a scientist, a mathematician who is in the TOP 100 great engineers of the world, a century ago was ahead of his grandiose inventions, brought breakthrough, innovative technologies to Russian and world science and economics, which are still successfully used in many industries. “Belgorod International Airport named after  V.G. Shukhov ”is a unique collection of images of the Name, Engineer and World fame. I am sure that Belgorod residents, guests of Belgorod region, foreigners will be able to truly appreciate this name, and the region’s air harbor itself will increase its awareness among no less famous Russian airports, which are named after great compatriots, ”the rector of BSTU named. V.G. Shukhov, Professor Sergei Glagolev.

Belgorod International Airport, which now bears the name of a great engineer, as a unique and original modern engineering structure, will certainly take a worthy place in the same row with the breakthrough engineering solutions of V.G. Shukhov.

V.G.  Shukhov, the great-grandson of the engineer, president of the Shukhov Tower Foundation, said in an interview with the university’s press service that Belgorod University of Technology had long been an integral part of Shukhov’s artistic heritage, and Shukhov, in turn, had become a part of the university.

Our university  is worthy of the name of the great scientist and engineer. Here, as in music, everything fell into resonance: the very concept of building a curriculum, even the place where the university is located, and of course, a form of education that is very well founded, ”Vladimir Fedorovich emphasized.

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