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« on: December 21, 2005, 01:04:44 PM »
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Here is the link:

Here is the article:

Activists Want Russian Tsarís Name to Be Returned to Northern Archipelago
Created: 16.12.2005 11:46 MSK (GMT +3), Updated: 11:46 MSK


Six Russian organizations have addressed the local parliament of the Far Northern Taymyr Autonomous District asking it to return the name of the last Russian tsar, Nicholas II, to the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago that was renamed in Soviet times, RIA Novosti reported.

The address was signed by the Intellectuals Congress and the Moscow Patriarchate and supported by the Culture and Mass Communications Ministry, the Defense Ministry, and several bodies of the Russian Science Academy.

They have also asked the Taymyr Duma to return the name of Nicholas IIís son, Tsarevich Alexei to the Maly Taymyr island.

One of the initiators of the move, Sergei Zuev, head of a local public foundation, has already succeeded in renaming other northern islands. This summer the government returned the name of the White Armyís General Alexander Kolchak to an island in the Kara Sea.

Severnaya Zemlya is located in the Arctic Ocean, near the Taymyr Peninsula, between the Kara and Laptev Seas. The four major islands, October Revolution, Bolshevik, Komsomolets, and Pioneer, and a number of smaller islands, cover a total area of about 37,000 square kilometers.

The last archipelago on Earth to be discovered, Severnaya Zemlya was first noted in 1913 and originally named Nicholas II Land. Initially believed to be a single island, the 1931 polar flight of the Graf Zeppelin determined at least two islands; later study showed Severnaya Zemlya to be further divided.
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« on: December 21, 2005, 10:52:38 PM »
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Thank you very much for the news article RichC! It looks like slowly, but very slowly things are starting to change but of course, I pray that all change(s) be for the better.



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