1977 QV. Discovered 1977 Aug. 19 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.
Named for the Valdaj Hills, near Moscow, well known in Russian history. The discoverer als dedicates this name to the memory of his father, Stepan Semenovich Chernykh, who perished there on 1942 Mar. 3 in World War II. (M 9769)