On the initiative of the Russian Geographical Society, the streets, named after famous researchers, appeared on the map of the capital. The corresponding decree on assignment of names was adopted at the meeting of the Presidium of the Government of Moscow.
Thus, Projected (Proyektiruemiy) passage No. 6643 in the area of Vernadsky Prospect became Semenov-Tian-Shansky Street. Petr Petrovich Semenov-Tyan-Shansky (1827 - 1914) - an outstanding geographer, statistician, traveler, statesman. In 1856, he went to study the Tien Shan mountain system, which at that time was a white spot on the world map. The scientist was the first who created a scheme of the ridges of the Heavenly Mountains, explored the lake Issyk-Kul, discovered the upper reaches of the Syr Darya, dozens of new species of plants unknown to science. At the initiative of Petr Petrovich, the first general population census of Russia was conducted. In 1873 he was elected vice-president of the Society and permanently held this post until his death.
Projected (Proyektiruemiy) passage No. 6643 in the same area became the Street of Mikhail Pevtsov. Mikhail Vasilievich Pevtsov (1843 – 1902) - military topographer, major general, a member of the Russian Geographical Society, one of the most famous Russian researchers of the Central Asia, the author of numerous scientific works. The traveler discovered a new way to determine the geographical coordinates of the height of two stars, which in our time has become world-famous.
Unnamed (Bezymyanniy) passage between Projected (Proyektiruemiy) passages № 6643 and № 6645 are renamed to Voeikov street. Alexander Ivanovich Voeikov (1842 – 1916) - famous climatologist, geographer, traveler, he was the Chairman of the Meteorological Commission of the Russian Geographical Society from 1883. The scientist deserves credit for the creation of agricultural meteorology and the organization of special experimental stations for observations in this field.
We would like to note that from the middle of XX the Russian Geographical Society has been taking active part in naming Moscow streets. It is noteworthy that in the West and South-West of Moscow, many streets have the names of geography scientists, many of them were the members of the Russian Geographical Society: Vernadsky, Michurinsky, Lomonosovsky, Vavilov, Krzhizhanovsky, Gubkin, Przhevalsky, Obruchev, Miklukho-Maklai, Anuchin prospects and others.