(8609) Shuvalov

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1977 QH3. Discovered 1977 Aug. 22 by N. S. Chernykh at Nauchnyj.

Ivan Ivanovich Shuvalov (1727–1797), was a prominent Russian government figure who contributed to the development of Russian science and art and was a patron of scientists, writers and painters. He was a founder and first curator of Moscow University. (M 39651)

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