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This minor planet is named in honor of the builders who worked on the construction of the Baikal-Amur-Main railroad line in Russia. The railroad is 4,324 km long, and runs parallel to the Trans-Siberian railway. Construction began around 1974, and the railway was declared finished in 1984 (and actually finished in 1991.) Its construction was greatly aided by young workers from the Komsomol, a.k.a. the Young Communist League.

The symbol for this minor planet represents the course of the railroad, from Lake Baikal in the west, to Amur Oblast in the east. It is a monogram of the capital Cyrillic letters Б and А, where the horizontal line in each letter is joined as a right-pointing letter.

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