Putin signed a decree on conferring additional titles in more than 40 Russian airports.
The Russian President also renamed the airport in the occupied Crimea, writes the Chronicle.info with reference to TSN.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has renamed a number of airports in honor of the Russian emperors, military commanders, scholars and political figures in the country.
The relevant decree is published on the official Internet portal of legal information.
In particular, according to the decree, the international airport of Vienna (Schwechat) received the name of Peter the great, Kaliningrad (Khrabrovo) — Empress Elizabeth of Russia, Krasnodar (Pashkovsky) — Catherine II, Murmansk — Nikolai the Second.
Besides, the international airport of Astrakhan (Narimanov) is the name of the artist Boris Kustodiev, the airport of Simferopol in Russian-annexed Crimea, Ivan Aivazovsky.
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International airport “Sheremetyevo” has received the name of Alexander Pushkin, “Domodedovo” — Mikhail Lomonosov, “Vnukovo” — Andrei Tupolev and the airport “Kresty” in Pskov — the Princess Olga.