Vladimir Grigoryevich Shukhov

Vladimir Grigoryevich Shukhov

On December 2nd 2008 the Centre of National Glory together with “LUKOIL” OJSC organized festive events as part of the Charity project in order to memorialize the name of the outstanding Russian engineer and inventor, academician Vladimir Grigoryevich Shukhov. The core event was the ceremony of unveiling the monument to Vladimir Shukhov.

On December 2nd 2008 the Centre of National Glory together with “LUKOIL” OJSC organized festive events as part of the Charity project in order to memorialize the name of the outstanding Russian engineer and inventor, academician Vladimir Grigoryevich Shukhov. The core event was the ceremony of unveiling the monument to Vladimir Shukhov.

The main idea for the monument was the image of the most well-known creation of the engineer — the openwork tower at Shabolovka. The base of the monument comprises bar-reliefs depicting other engineer projects by Shukhov; the buildings of GUM (State Department Store) and the Kievsky Railway Station. The programme of the events included a session of the Board of Trustees of the project of the Centre of National Glory “Serving the Fatherland: names and events”. The evening in memory of Vladimir Shukhov was held at the Russian State Oil and Gas University named after I.M.Gubkin.

The historical note

Since the very beginning of his career in science he decided not to repeat foreign examples. He is the inventor of airplane sheds and gas holders; petrol barges and tankers; oil-refining installations and petrol pipe-lines (including the first world’s one); oil pumps which made it possible to produce oil from depth and large hydraulic gates; aerial ropeways and the first world’s free-hanging metal structures for workshops and railway stations; water towers and water pipes in the largest Russian cities; blast-furnace hearths and high-level smoke pipes; the biggest railroad bridges and deep dredgers; steam boilers and electric and ship pylons; forging workshops and brass foundries; open-hearth furnaces and bridges cranes; mines and store houses; radio towers; huge elevators and the rotary stage in MKHAT (Moscow Art Theatre)...