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SubjectRe: Off-Topic (or maybe on-topic)
David Weinehall wrote:
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> You're VERY wrong here. St. Petersburg was the name before the Soviet
> Union was formed and Russia marched into the Baltics. When the takeover
> was made, the city was renamed Leningrad (after V.I. Lenin). When the
> Soviet Union finally fell to pieces and the Baltics retained their freedom,
> St. Petersburg retained its old name, which it got (if I'm not all wrong)
> from Peter the Great.


AFAIK Tigran is born in the Soviet Union and i thing he knows
the history of his own country better ;-)

Anyway, i am bulgarian and i also am used to call St. Petersburg
Leningrad ;-))


best,
Petkan
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