Сегодня родился Шухов Владимир Григорьевич
On August 28, 1853 Shukhov Vladimir Grigoryevich was born. This is an outstanding Russian engineer, an architect, an inventor, a scientist. He was a corresponding member and an honorary member of the USSR Academy of Sciences, and also a winner of an award of V. I. Lenin and a Hero of Work. The Shukhov radio tower is recognized as one of the greatest achievements in the world in the field of engineering. Shukhov was an author of projects and a technical lead of construction of the first Russian oil pipelines (1878) and oil refinery with the first Russian installations of oil cracking (1931). He made an outstanding contribution to technologies of oil industry and pipeline transport.