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The opening ceremony of the monument to the aircraft designer Tupolev took place in Moscow

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TASS |  Sharifulin Valery
TASS | Sharifulin Valery

The monument to aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev was solemnly opened in Moscow on November 30, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Tupolev Design Bureau.

A new information and museum center has also appeared in the Russian capital. The sculptural composition is a tall figure of Tupolev and a silhouette of a Tu-144 taking off.

“The contribution of the outstanding Soviet aircraft designer Andrei Tupolev to the creation of strategic aviation is truly invaluable. Much of what Andrei Nikolaevich Tupolev did, he did first in the world. We are very proud that the activity of this ingenious engineer is closely connected with Kazan,” Head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov emphasized at the opening ceremony.

The right to open the monument was granted to the grandson and granddaughter – Andrey and Tatyana Tupolev. The composition is installed next to the OKB building on Academician Tupolev Embankment, according to the website. “United Aircraft Corporation”.

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