Monument to Andrey Tupolev unveiled in Kazan

4 June 2014, Wednesday

On June 4, Russian Minister of Defence Sergey Shoigu, Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov, Head of United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan, and Mayor of Kazan Ilsur Metshin took part in unveiling the monument to an outstanding Soviet aircraft designer Andrey Tupolev in Kazan.

Sergey Shoigu said it was a very important event, and merits of Andrey Tupolev to the country, aviation and law enforcement bodies are invaluable.

Tatarstan President Rustam Minnikhanov congratulated everyone on the event saying that the history of Kazan aircraft plant and institute is connected with Andrey Tupolev.

Head of United Aircraft Corporation Mikhail Pogosyan noted that Andrei Tupolev's 125th anniversary was celebrated in Russia in 2013, and unveiling the monument in Kazan is a tribute to this outstanding person. Andrei Tupolev's grandson thanked for unveiling the monument and noted that the history of Tu aircrafts is connected with Kazan.
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