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.
The monument was made of bronze. It is a sculptural image of Andrey Tupolev with a drawing rolled up. The monument was installed on a triangular pedestal, with the outline of a unique Tu-144 supersonic aircraft in the background. The opening ceremony of the monument was attended by colleagues and relatives of the aircraft designer, representatives of public and scientific organizations, metropolitan and federal authorities.
Andrey Tupolev (1888-1972) — Soviet scientist and aircraft designer, Doctor of Technical Sciences, member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, laureate 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. Andrey Tupolev brought up a number of outstanding aviation designers, including Vladimir Petlyakov, Pavel Sukhoi and Mikhail Mil. Since 2018, Moscow Vnukovo Airport has been named after the scientist.