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Deputies Priamurye approved the renaming of Uglegorsk in Tsiolkovsky
Deputies of the Legislative Assembly of the Amur region today approved the decision to rename the Closed city of Uglegorsk to the city of Tsiolkovsky. It is reported by the press service of the regional government.
Tsiolkovsky should become a major scientific and technical center, where the staff of the Vostochny cosmodrome will settle down. According to preliminary calculations, there will be at least 25 thousands of people living in it, modern housing estates, an airport, and infrastructure facilities will appear.
The idea to name the future space capital of Russia in honor of one of the founders of the space program belongs to President Putin. He suggested this during his visit to the Vostochny space center under construction in April last year.
About a month ago, volunteers conducted a mandatory survey of the local population in such cases. More than 1 residents of Uglegorsk took part in it. The overwhelming majority wished to become "Tsiolkovites": 800% of the survey participants.
After the regional deputies approved the resolution on the new name of Uglegorsk, the document will be examined by the Federal Service for State Registration, Cadastre and Cartography.