In the Book of reports of the annual 2016 scientific conference of the Institute for the History of Natural Science and Technology named after S.I. Vavilov of Russian Academy of Sciences, authored by A. V. Leonov, M. N. Anikushkin, the article “Laser scanning of the cruiser “Aurora” and the sculpture “The Motherland calls!”: Digital preservation of Soviet symbols” was published. The publication discusses the issues of preserving objects of scientific and technical heritage, provides examples of foreign experience in the use of 3D technologies, describes projects for the preservation and museification of Russian significant monuments. An article with minor cuts is published on our website. English version of the article has been published at GIM International Magazine 09.08.2016.