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In the future, the city of cosmonauts opened a bust-monument to Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
In the village of Uglegorsk, next to which a new city is being built for the specialists of the Vostochny cosmodrome, a solemn opening ceremony of the bust of the famous scientist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky took place. According to the press service of the administration of the Amur Region, it was attended by Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Defense and Security Viktor Ozerov, Chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Amur Region Konstantin Dyakonov, head of the coordination center of the Vostochny cosmodrome Konstantin Chmarov, residents and guests of Uglegorsk. The ceremony was accompanied by the laying of flowers and the launch of paper rockets.
The bust was installed on the initiative and at the expense of the patron from St. Petersburg Hrachya Poghosyan, who was also present at the opening. “I believe that a person should be grateful to the country in which he was born and lives. If we respect our history, our ancestors, this attitude will be passed on to us from our children in the future, ”Hrachya Poghosyan explained his position. - Nowhere is there such a monument where Tsiolkovsky with orders. And for some reason we think this is the best monument in our country. "
The site of the monument was chosen next to the construction of a new city where the cosmodrome specialists will live. President of the country Vladimir Putin proposed to name the city in honor of the great scientist - Tsiolkovsky. Residents of Uglegorsk supported this initiative by a majority of votes. The documents on the renaming of the village - the future city - have passed a preliminary examination by the authorized federal agency Rosreestre.