Three new streets and two public gardens will appear on the Moscow map. All the names were approved at the recent meeting of the City Interdepartmental Naming Commission, chaired by Deputy Moscow Mayor Leonid Pechatnikov.
The name of the Argentine Republic will be given to unnamed public garden on Zhitnaya Street in the Yakimanka District. It is located in close vicinity to the Argentinian Embassy. Diplomatic relations between Russia and Argentine have been continuous since 1885. In March 2017, Buenos Aires endorsed a bill to create Russian Federation Square. The Russian Foreign Ministry together with the Embassy of the Argentine Republic came forward with the initiative to name the public garden in Moscow after Argentine.
A public garden between Bolshaya Butovskaya and Staronarodnaya streets in Moscow’s southwest will receive constructor Sergei Simonov’s name. Simonov lived in Butovo between 1950-1986. The idea to perpetuate his name came from the Council of Deputies of Yuzhnoye (Southern) Butovo District. Sergei Simonov (1894-1986) was a Soviet weapons designer. He invented the first automatic rifle, antitank gun and semiautomatic carbine that is held by the guard of honour at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Moscow.
Two new streets will emerge in the southwest of Moscow. One of them will be Arkhitektora Belopolskogo (Architect Belopolsky) Street replacing Planned Street No 6085. It is located in the Konkovo District between Butlerova and Miklukho-Maklaya streets. The name was suggested by the Moscow Committee for Architecture and Urban Development and Southwestern Administrative Area’s Prefecture. Yakov Belopolsky (1916-1993) was a Soviet architect and one of the top authors of the design and development project for Moscow’s Southwestern Administrative Area. He was also on the design team for Yury Gagarin’s monument on Gagarin Square. Belopolsky was also a co-designer of the building of the Big Moscow Circus on Prospekt Vernadskogo.
Planned Street No 421 overlooking Universitetsky Prospekt will be named after Russian geographer and anthropologist Dmitry Anuchin. The initiative to immortalise the researcher’s name belongs to President of the Russian Geographical Society Sergei Shoigu. The newly emerged street stretches for one km. Dmitry Anuchin (1843-1923) was a Russian geographer, anthropologist, ethnographer, archaeologist and author of over 600 works on ethnic anthropology, anthropogenesis and ethnography. Anuchin’s name is given to Lomonosov MSU’s Research Institute and Museum of Anthropology. A memorial plaque has been fixed on building No 6 in Khlebny Pereulok where the researcher lived between 1911-1923.
The memory of Bashkir poet Mustai Karim will be immortalised with a street name. The previously unnamed area is located in the south of Moscow, in the Zyablikovo District between Shipilovsky Proyezd and Orekhovy Boulevard. It stretches for one km. Mustai Karim (1919-2005) was a Bashkir poet, writer and playwright. He published over 10 dramatic works and over 100 poetry and prose collections. Many pieces of his creative heritage have been translated into dozens of languages. Mustai Karim’s social and state activities are closely associated with Moscow. He served as Secretary of the Union of Writers of the RSFSR and was a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR.
Names for two city areas have recently been approved. A street will bear famous film director Eldar Ryazanov’s name in Moscow’s southwest. In the Zelenograd Administrative Area’s Kryukovo District, Dmitry Razumovsky Street will emerge in honour of the Hero of Russia. Also, two Moscow libraries will bear the names of authors Konstantin Paustovsky and Robert Rozhdestvensky.