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Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:14 am

https://au.news.yahoo.com/moscows-shere ... --spt.html

Moscow's main Sheremetyevo airport will be renamed after the name of Russia's greatest poet Pushkin, according to results of a recent nation-wide vote across Russia to rename airports in dozens of cities

Meanwhile another airport of Moscow——Domodedovo Airport will bear the name of 18th century scientist and polymath Lomonosov


Interesting. Seems the Russians are finally interested in naming their airports after the names of famed people

Wondering whether their IATA codes will be changed accordingly, like the switch from IDL to JFK for NYC’s flagship airport following a renaming move
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:32 am

The renaming of DME is interesting since that airport (except for the runways) is privately owned by Dmitry Kamenshchik through East Line Group (SVO and VKO are owned by the Russian government).
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:42 am

Surely it if it goes ahead Sheretmetyevo Airport will be renamed Moscow Alexandra Pushkin Airport rather than just Pushkin Airport

Same applies to Domodedovo Airport if it changes it's name to Lomonosov Airport which out of the four Moscow airports is actually privately owned. I find it strange, if it does actually change it's name, but it's just a people's poll so it might not actually happen anyway.

If the name changes do actually go ahead perhaps the other two major Moscow airports of Vnukovo and Zhukovsky could equally be renamed in a similar way to Sheretmetyevo.

Possible names could be,

Ivan Franko Airport
Mikhail Lermontov Airport
Shota Rustaveli Airport
Taras Schevchenko Airport
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:46 am

Quite a few Russian airports are being renamed after historical figures. The plan has hit a roadblock in the European enclave of Kaliningrad, where the plan was (or is) to name the local airport after Immanuel Kant, the 18th century German philosopher from back when Kaliningrad was Kant's home when the Baltic city was Prussian Königsberg. It appears that folks from Kaliningrad think that Kant is not Russian enough, calling him a traitor.

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Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:17 am

Cunard wrote:

Shota Rustaveli Airport


That's already the name of TBS airport :D
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:39 am

Zoedyn wrote:
Wondering whether their IATA codes will be changed accordingly, like the switch from IDL to JFK for NYC’s flagship airport following a renaming move


Maybe, but ORD’s code hasnt changed since its name changed from Orchard Field to O’Hare in 1949, Beijing is still PEK, Mumbai is still BOM, there are no plans to change HNL’s code that I know of, etc. Although maybe codes based on a city name are different and ORD is the exception among codes based on the airport’s name...

Come to think of it, it would be interesting to see how many airports change their IATA codes vs. how many stay the same after a change to the official name of the airport or the city.
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:52 am

Zoedyn wrote:
https://au.news.yahoo.com/moscows-sheremetyevo-airport-bear-pushkins-name-201044812--spt.html

Moscow's main Sheremetyevo airport will be renamed after the name of Russia's greatest poet Pushkin, according to results of a recent nation-wide vote across Russia to rename airports in dozens of cities

Meanwhile another airport of Moscow——Domodedovo Airport will bear the name of 18th century scientist and polymath Lomonosov


Interesting. Seems the Russians are finally interested in naming their airports after the names of famed people

Wondering whether their IATA codes will be changed accordingly, like the switch from IDL to JFK for NYC’s flagship airport following a renaming move


In Spain neither Madrid nor Málaga Airport codes (MAD/LEMD and AGP/LEMG) did not change after they were renamed Adolfo Suárez and Pablo Ruiz Picasso respectively.
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:21 am

Cunard wrote:
Ivan Franko Airport
Taras Schevchenko Airport


The fathers of Ukrainian literature won't be giving their names to any Russian airports in the current political environment.
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:37 am

Pushkin Airport.

Sounds Brutal. Why would anyone want to push their kin. :lol:
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:19 am

Great initiative! Especially love the fact they are not naming them after politicians. Why would it be a problem if they are privately owned? I am sure their owners wouldn't have anything against it. It's great PR for them.

If we look at other airports across eastern Europe are these the only major ones left without a name: VNO, RIX, MSQ, KBP, SOF?

We are going to have three airports named after scientists: Belgrade (Nikola Tesla), Moscow (Lomonosov) and Wroclaw (Copernicus).
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:26 am

I would think that one of Moscow's airports could/should be named after Leo Tolstoy.
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:36 am

Did you guys read the article at all? It was clearly said, that the name will be ADDED to the airport name, not replace it. Therefore you can assume it will be called "Moscow Sheremetyevo Pushkin Airport" or something like that, so no need for either remembering a new name or change any IATA-codes. This makes this just a PR-action and nothing more. This is actually quite a common way of pushing some publicity to the airport. For example, Berlin Tegel airport has the name of Otto Lilienthal, still hardly anyone ever said "Otto Lilienthal airport", it still is just called "Tegel airport". Or Madeira airport was officially named "Christiano Ronaldo Airport", still FNC was kept as IATA code and not changed to CR7 or whatever. So people and authorities will still refer to Sheremetyevo airport and not Pushkin airport, I'm pretty sure

As the airport names are quite stuck in the heads of people, changing the local name would be quite a hassle to everybody.

Another source: https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... -s-454162/
"Moscow Sheremetyevo’s operator states that it “gladly accepts” the result of the national renaming scheme, adding that it will display the new name on special plates on the terminal buildings."
Sounds like a confirmation, that the name will be just for display.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:03 am

conaly wrote:
Did you guys read the article at all? It was clearly said, that the name will be ADDED to the airport name, not replace it. Therefore you can assume it will be called "Moscow Sheremetyevo Pushkin Airport" or something like that, so no need for either remembering a new name or change any IATA-codes. This makes this just a PR-action and nothing more..


Indeed. For instance, MAD is now officially named Madrid-Barajas Adolfo Suárez Airport. They just added the "Adolfo Suárez" and kept the rest.

http://www.aena.es/en/madrid-barajas-airport/index.html
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:06 am

redzeppelin wrote:
Cunard wrote:
Ivan Franko Airport
Taras Schevchenko Airport


The fathers of Ukrainian literature won't be giving their names to any Russian airports in the current political environment.


How silly of me I should have realised that before I suggested those examples!
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:18 am

"Wondering whether their IATA codes will be changed accordingly, like the switch from IDL to JFK for NYC’s flagship airport following a renaming move"

Interestingly St.Petersburg airport still has the old IATA code LED.
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:45 am

Quite interesting really. Pulkovo (LED) should be the one to bear Pushkins name since he was a citizen from St Petersburg and mainly lived his whole life there. Died there also (a duel but that's another story...).
I would have expected Tchaikovsky (the author of the Russian - and Soviet - National Anthem) or, as already mentioned, Tolstoy.
But the Russians have voted and at least they respect the result rather than what happen elsewhere...
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:45 pm

How long until we see Vlad name an airport after himself ?
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:15 pm

If its all up to him alone, that would be yesterday.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 1:43 pm

Names are often for PR purposes or to pay tribute to a national figure. Yet people use whatever is more convenient. In France we fly out of Roissy, not Charles De Gaulle.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:08 pm

Sheremetyevo airport is already named indirectly after a famous Russian family - the Sheremetevs.
They were sponsors of the arts, particularly theatre and opera, and owned Ostankino Palace just north of Moscow.
The village of Sheremetyevskiy, further north, was named after the family, and this is where Sheremetyevo airport was later established.
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:08 pm

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Surely it if it goes ahead Sheretmetyevo Airport will be renamed Moscow Alexandra Pushkin Airport rather than just Pushkin Airport

Same applies to Domodedovo Airport if it changes it's name to Lomonosov Airport which out of the four Moscow airports is actually privately owned. I find it strange, if it does actually change it's name, but it's just a people's poll so it might not actually happen anyway.

If the name changes do actually go ahead perhaps the other two major Moscow airports of Vnukovo and Zhukovsky could equally be renamed in a similar way to Sheretmetyevo.

Possible names could be,

Ivan Franko Airport
Mikhail Lermontov Airport
Shota Rustaveli Airport
Taras Schevchenko Airport


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Thu Dec 06, 2018 2:50 pm

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If its all up to him alone, that would be yesterday.


Your statement makes rather little sense, as ultimately it is all up to him.
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:02 pm

I hope they will use the complete name of the poet for the airport as Pushkin is also a brand of Vodka in The Netherlands:
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Some might argue that that might be even more fitting for Russia though :mrgreen:
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:20 pm

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Interesting. Seems the Russians are finally interested in naming their airports after the names of famed people

You do realize that Sheremetyevo and Domodedovo are the names of places where airports are built. Like, for example, Le Bourget or Lignate or Fumicino, right? I personally think it's a stupid idea. Those airports are well established names in the minds of the Russians and quite a few foreigners.

Besides, some ideas are just horrible. In Omsk they want to name the airport after Yegor Letov who was the frontman of a band most famous for writing the most obscene songs. And in some cases, like with Sheremetyevo, it simply makes no sense. Pushkin was born, lived all his life and died in St.Petersburg. And everyone knows that. Why rename a Moscow airport after him? Lomonosov was from Archangelsk, but for some reason his name will be given to a Moscow airport. I doubt he's ever even BEEN to Moscow!!!

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Wondering whether their IATA codes will be changed accordingly, like the switch from IDL to JFK for NYC’s flagship airport following a renaming move

LED didn't change after Leningrad became St.Petersburg.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:45 pm

Recall that EWR is officially Newark Liberty International Airport. The 'Liberty' part was put in after 9/11 for political reasons. This may be to appease certain interest groups, sometimes as the original name was of someone of a past and difficult history or for marketing purposes.
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:14 pm

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Quite interesting really. Pulkovo (LED) should be the one to bear Pushkins name since he was a citizen from St Petersburg and mainly lived his whole life there. Died there also (a duel but that's another story...).
I would have expected Tchaikovsky (the author of the Russian - and Soviet - National Anthem) or, as already mentioned, Tolstoy.
But the Russians have voted and at least they respect the result rather than what happen elsewhere...


Pushkin is already the name of the Russian Air Force Airbase near to St. Petersburg, so changing the name of Pulkovo LED Airport to Pushkin would be totally confusing....
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:22 pm

For some reason, when I first saw the subject line, I thought it's a typo for Putin Airport.
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:19 pm

concordeforever wrote:
Jomar777 wrote:
Quite interesting really. Pulkovo (LED) should be the one to bear Pushkins name since he was a citizen from St Petersburg and mainly lived his whole life there. Died there also (a duel but that's another story...).
I would have expected Tchaikovsky (the author of the Russian - and Soviet - National Anthem) or, as already mentioned, Tolstoy.
But the Russians have voted and at least they respect the result rather than what happen elsewhere...


Pushkin is already the name of the Russian Air Force Airbase near to St. Petersburg, so changing the name of Pulkovo LED Airport to Pushkin would be totally confusing....


Plus its the name of a totally awesome James Bond character played by John Rhys-Davies...
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:35 pm

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LED didn't change after Leningrad became St.Petersburg.


Viktor Tsoi International Airport?
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:52 pm

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Besides, some ideas are just horrible. In Omsk they want to name the airport after Yegor Letov who was the frontman of a band most famous for writing the most obscene songs.


This is the only one that made sense, IMO. And the only one that would stick with the people, if it wasn't censored.

How much are you willing to bet that no one will be saying "Pushkin airport" instead of "Sheremetyevo"? But I can totally see locals proudly saying "Yegor Letov airport" instead of "Centralny". But anyway, whatever, they killed it. Dumbwits.
 
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Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:55 pm

Zoedyn wrote:
https://au.news.yahoo.com/moscows-sheremetyevo-airport-bear-pushkins-name-201044812--spt.html

Moscow's main Sheremetyevo airport will be renamed after the name of Russia's greatest poet Pushkin, according to results of a recent nation-wide vote across Russia to rename airports in dozens of cities

Meanwhile another airport of Moscow——Domodedovo Airport will bear the name of 18th century scientist and polymath Lomonosov


Interesting. Seems the Russians are finally interested in naming their airports after the names of famed people

Wondering whether their IATA codes will be changed accordingly, like the switch from IDL to JFK for NYC’s flagship airport following a renaming move


As I have read on numerous threads here, IATA codes are almost NEVER changed, due to the possible confusion between old and new. Sioux City and Fresno are first in line if this situation changes, as it SUX to be so FAT. But as pointed out here, Beijing is still PEK, and probably always will be.

As for the airports themselves, I highly doubt that a change of name means that the pulbic will automatically be calling by the "new" name. SVO, DME, VNK, because of their codes will be called (at least for many years to come) Sheremetyevo, Domodedovo, and Vnukovo, just as BWI is "Baltimore", despite the plethora of names, Chicago will always call their airports "O'Hare" or "Midway", Minnesotans will continue to refer to their airport as "Em-es-pee", and ATL is "Atlanta" or "LaToya Jackson Intergalactic Hairport and Check-Cashing Boutique".

Sorry about the last one - it's the only airport I know where there are dozens of great names like that you will see if you go to check-in on Facebook.
 
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:08 am

workhorse wrote:
BREECH wrote:
Besides, some ideas are just horrible. In Omsk they want to name the airport after Yegor Letov who was the frontman of a band most famous for writing the most obscene songs.


This is the only one that made sense, IMO. And the only one that would stick with the people, if it wasn't censored.

How much are you willing to bet that no one will be saying "Pushkin airport" instead of "Sheremetyevo"? But I can totally see locals proudly saying "Yegor Letov airport" instead of "Centralny". But anyway, whatever, they killed it. Dumbwits.

Right. How about play his songs inside the airport. At the volume that idiot preferred. I'm sure some WWII veterans who fought for you in Stalingrad would LOVE that. What terrible dumbwits, not succumbing to morons! How dare they!
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:10 am

BuildingMyBento wrote:
BREECH wrote:

LED didn't change after Leningrad became St.Petersburg.


Viktor Tsoi International Airport?

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Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:26 am

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Jomar777 wrote:
Quite interesting really. Pulkovo (LED) should be the one to bear Pushkins name since he was a citizen from St Petersburg and mainly lived his whole life there. Died there also (a duel but that's another story...).
I would have expected Tchaikovsky (the author of the Russian - and Soviet - National Anthem) or, as already mentioned, Tolstoy.
But the Russians have voted and at least they respect the result rather than what happen elsewhere...


Pushkin is already the name of the Russian Air Force Airbase near to St. Petersburg, so changing the name of Pulkovo LED Airport to Pushkin would be totally confusing....


Not really since the Airport would be named Alexander Pushkin, for example. Also, other places in the world have airbases together with the airport and have no issues (GRU and GIG for instance...).

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Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:52 am

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Besides, some ideas are just horrible. In Omsk they want to name the airport after Yegor Letov who was the frontman of a band most famous for writing the most obscene songs. And in some cases, like with Sheremetyevo, it simply makes no sense. Pushkin was born, lived all his life and died in St.Petersburg. And everyone knows that. Why rename a Moscow airport after him? Lomonosov was from Archangelsk, but for some reason his name will be given to a Moscow airport. I doubt he's ever even BEEN to Moscow!!!


Didn't Lomonosov study in Moscow for several years? Moscow State University is also named after him.

Besides, there are plenty of examples of airports named after famous people who were not from the immediate area, e.g. Rome-Fiumicino "Leonardo da Vinci" (Leonardo was, as his name suggests, from the town of Vinci, just outside Florence), New York JFK (Kennedy was from Massachusetts, although he did live in New York for a time), and Belgrade "Nikola Tesla" (Tesla spent less than two days in Belgrade in his entire life), just to name a few.
 
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:54 am

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Lomonosov was from Archangelsk, but for some reason his name will be given to a Moscow airport. I doubt he's ever even BEEN to Moscow!!!


Why would one of the most famous Russian academics never have been to Moscow? (Yes, I know that St.Petersbuirg was the capital and the cultural center at the time of Lomonosov) He even studied there. Isn't it only logical to name the most important airports in the country after the most important people? JFK is in New York, have a problem with that? I kind of agree that Pushkin should have been "given" LED, but the air base reasoning explains why this is not done.
 
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:17 pm

Blerg wrote:
Great initiative! Especially love the fact they are not naming them after politicians.


Murmansk is now named after Emperor Nicholai II Romanov. Does he qualify for being not a political figure?
Voronezh is renamed after Emperor Peter I, and Kaliningrad after Empress Elizaveta Petrovna. Who are they, if not political figures?


Blerg wrote:

If we look at other airports across eastern Europe are these the only major ones left without a name: VNO, RIX, MSQ, KBP, SOF?



There are some noises to give an additional name to KBP; IEV eventually did get named after Sikorsky, afterall.
But honestly, I'm not a fan of further lengthening the name of "Kyiv Boryspil International Airport".
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:48 pm

Krakow's airport was renamed John Paul II. Didn't have any effect on its IATA code, same with HAM after it got the name Helmut Schmidt attached to it.

On the other hand, in some instances the IATA codes (and even ICAO codes) can change. One prominent example was SDA (Saddam International), which was renamed into Baghdad International (with the invasion of Baghdad in 2003 still in progress) to disassociate it from Saddam Hussein, the airport itself changed its IATA code from SDA to BGW. Even the ICAO code changed from ORBS to ORBI.
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:30 pm

Phosphorus wrote:
Blerg wrote:
Great initiative! Especially love the fact they are not naming them after politicians.


Murmansk is now named after Emperor Nicholai II Romanov. Does he qualify for being not a political figure?
Voronezh is renamed after Emperor Peter I, and Kaliningrad after Empress Elizaveta Petrovna. Who are they, if not political figures?


Well they were monarchs and highly successful ones. I wouldn't put them in the same category as Yeltsin and so on.
 
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Fri Dec 07, 2018 8:41 pm

Blerg wrote:
Phosphorus wrote:
Blerg wrote:
Great initiative! Especially love the fact they are not naming them after politicians.


Murmansk is now named after Emperor Nicholai II Romanov. Does he qualify for being not a political figure?
Voronezh is renamed after Emperor Peter I, and Kaliningrad after Empress Elizaveta Petrovna. Who are they, if not political figures?


Well they were monarchs and highly successful ones. I wouldn't put them in the same category as Yeltsin and so on.


Nicholai II Romanov -- "highly successful" monarch? You can love him or loathe him, consider him a lazy ruler, or a figure of tragedy, or a simpleton taken for an abdication ride by his own inner circle, or a bloody tyrant, or a good family man caught up in political intrigue and revolution, or a martyr -- now canonized, and thus a saint. But "highly successful" monarch? Seriously?
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Jomar777 wrote:
Quite interesting really. Pulkovo (LED) should be the one to bear Pushkins name since he was a citizen from St Petersburg and mainly lived his whole life there. Died there also (a duel but that's another story...).
I would have expected Tchaikovsky (the author of the Russian - and Soviet - National Anthem) or, as already mentioned, Tolstoy.
But the Russians have voted and at least they respect the result rather than what happen elsewhere...


there is only one name for Leningrad Airport (LED): "Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin"

if they don't bring that, they should fry in hell!

other than that, russia/cis tends to not change it's 3 letter designators. LED is Leningrad, SVX is Sverdlovsk, KUV is Kuibishev, GOJ is Gorki and in KSSR GUV is Gurev, hell even TSE is actually Tselinograd, then Akmola, and finally Astana. FRU is Frunse, KRV is actually Krasnovodsak and not Türkmenbashi (who was a funny dude and a great symbol of us- türkmen friendship). but not all soviet names made it into the designator. Stalinabad was always DYU or dyushanbe.
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Re: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:54 pm

Ty134A wrote:
Jomar777 wrote:
Quite interesting really. Pulkovo (LED) should be the one to bear Pushkins name since he was a citizen from St Petersburg and mainly lived his whole life there. Died there also (a duel but that's another story...).
I would have expected Tchaikovsky (the author of the Russian - and Soviet - National Anthem) or, as already mentioned, Tolstoy.
But the Russians have voted and at least they respect the result rather than what happen elsewhere...


there is only one name for Leningrad Airport (LED): "Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin"

if they don't bring that, they should fry in hell!

other than that, russia/cis tends to not change it's 3 letter designators. LED is Leningrad, SVX is Sverdlovsk, KUV is Kuibishev, GOJ is Gorki and in KSSR GUV is Gurev, hell even TSE is actually Tselinograd, then Akmola, and finally Astana. FRU is Frunse, KRV is actually Krasnovodsak and not Türkmenbashi (who was a funny dude and a great symbol of us- türkmen friendship). but not all soviet names made it into the designator. Stalinabad was always DYU or dyushanbe.

But in Samara the KUF code can be also interpreted as Kurumoch. I don’t argue that it originally came from Kuybyshev but that’s better than having no other variants for LED. In my opinion, it should be changed to SPB, as well as SVX to EKB.
 
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Re: Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to be renamed Pushkin Airport

Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:59 pm

:lol: I've got to admit I glanced at this title and read "Putin"

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