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SubjectRe: Off-Topic (or maybe on-topic)
David Weinehall wrote:
>
> On Fri, Oct 27, 2000 at 04:05:50PM +0300, Petko Manolov wrote:
> > David Weinehall wrote:
> > >
> > > 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 ;-)
>
> Uhmmm. You known, being born in the Soviet Union (not a country in its
> strictest sense), doesn't necessarily mean you know its history. And
> considering that the span of the SSSR was quite enormous...
>
> Anyhow:
>
> The city was originally called Nyen and was formed by Swedes. 1703,
> Peter the Great invaded the city, and 1712 the city became the capital
> of Russia, named St. Petersburg. The name remained St. Petersburg until
> 1914, when it was renamed Petrograd. 1918, Moscow was made the capital
> of Russia, and 1924 the city got renamed again, this time to Leningrad.
>
> > Anyway, i am bulgarian and i also am used to call St. Petersburg
> > Leningrad ;-))
>
> Well, it's time for me, as a Swede, to begin calling it Nyen?!
>
> Oh, let's end this silly debate. I'm getting sorry I even brought it
> up.

Hi,

but since you did, :)

I will insist it is St. Petersburg :)

Art.
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