1972 RC2. Discovered 1972 Sept. 11 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named in honor of Evgeniya Maksimovna Rudneva, hero of the Soviet Union, member of Moscow branch of the Astronomical-Geodetical Society of the USSR, head of the solar department. During the Great Patriotic War she voluntarily joined the army. Being assigned to the Woman’s Night Bombers Regiment, she fought at the front and perished valiantly in April 1944 while flying a mission. (M 3937)