(6575) Slavov

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1978 PJ2. Discovered 1978 Aug. 8 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Named in honor of Nikolaj Antonovich Slavov (1926– ), Ukrainian river fleet engineer and sportsman. He helped lead the clean-up effort after the 1986 disaster at Chernobyl, where he had been working for several months. A national boxing champion, he is president of the Professional Boxing League of Ukraine. His interests extend to the arts, and he is president of the All-Ukrainian Foundation for the artist Leonid Bykov {see planet  (4682)}. He actively contributes to the development of culture and sport in Ukraine. (M 32346)

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