A monument to the legendary Soviet scientist and engineer Andrei Tupolev was unveiled in the capital. The monument was erected in honor of the 100th anniversary of the Tupolev Design Bureau at 17 Akademika Tupolev Embankment.
"Andrey Nikolaevich studied, lived and worked in Moscow. Together with other outstanding scientists and practitioners, he developed domestic technologies at a tremendous pace. Today, the work of the great engineer is continued by the design bureau bearing his name. The monument is installed on the territory of the enterprise," said Natalia Sergunina, Deputy Mayor of Moscow.
The monument is made of bronze. It is a sculptural image of Andrey Tupolev with a drawing rolled up. The monument is located on a triangular pedestal, with the outline of a unique Tu—144 supersonic aircraft in the background. The opening ceremony was attended by colleagues and relatives of the aircraft designer, representatives of public and scientific organizations, metropolitan and federal authorities.
"The 100th anniversary of the Tupolev Design Bureau is our common big holiday. Andrey Nikolaevich Tupolev and the staff of the Design Bureau named after him have always personified the movement of the domestic aircraft industry forward, largely determined its future. We honor the traditions of the Tupolev Design Bureau, apply the best practices of our legendary Design Bureau in the work of the entire United Aircraft Corporation and do everything so that the experience of generations of designers and engineering culture continue to develop and give real results in the future — when creating the latest models of Russian aviation equipment," said the General Director of PJSC UAC, Vice President of the All—Russian branch association of employers "Union of Machine Builders of Russia" Yuri Slyusar.
Andrey Tupolev (1888-1972) was a Soviet scientist and aircraft designer, Doctor of Technical Sciences, member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, winner of many state awards. Under his leadership, more than 300 types of aircraft were designed, including the first domestic civil jet Tu-104 and the world's first supersonic passenger liner Tu-144. Tupolev brought up a number of outstanding aviation designers, including Vladimir Petlyakov, Pavel Sukhoi, Mikhail Miles. Since 2018, the Moscow Vnukovo Airport has been named after Andrey Tupolev.
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