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Petrodvorets Renaming
« on: May 05, 2005, 08:59:09 PM »
ST. PETERSBURG (SPT) - St. Petersburg legislators plan to consider the question of changing the name Petrodvorets back to its historical name, Peterhof, Interfax reported Tuesday.

The German-sounding Peterhof was renamed Petrodvorets in 1944 when the town was liberated from German troops.

Both authorities and regular residents of Petrodvorets have asked for the original name of the town to be restored, said Alexei Kovalyov, a deputy in the Legislative Assembly.

"The renaming of Peterhof was as silly as changing the name of St. Petersburg to Petrograd in 1914," he said.

http://www.sptimes.ru/archive/times/1067/top/t_15645.htm


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Re: Petrodvorets Renaming
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2005, 10:15:57 PM »
The books which I purchased at the book store located inside the Palace were all titled Peterhof.

It seems that the publishers were already one step ahead! :)


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Re: Petrodvorets Renaming
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2005, 01:48:09 AM »
As I understand the situation, the palace complex itself is already named "Petehof" museum reserve, and the actual town "Petrodvorets" ... The same situation occurs in Pushkin where the palace complex has reverted back to "Tsarskoe Selo" but the town remains as "Pushkin".

All rather confusing !! ???

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Re: Petrodvorets Renaming
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2005, 02:28:58 AM »
You are right Greg_D,

both are  now Museum Reserves using the original Imperial names.

In my opinion, if this township will revert to its original name, then Pushkin should follow just as quickly. That way there will be no more confusion!  ;D


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Re: Petrodvorets Renaming
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005, 05:35:51 AM »
Isn't the railway station at Pushkin still known as Detskoe Selo ? (the name Tsarkoe Selo was called in the 1920's and 1930's).

If it is, then you have 3 (!) options for naming the area where the Alexander and Catherine Palaces are  ;)

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Re: Petrodvorets Renaming
« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005, 05:56:39 AM »
In order to visit the Tsarskoye Selo palaces, one has to take a train to Detskoye Selo station in the town of Pushkin, situated in Leningrad Region whose administrative center is St.Petersburg. Hey sanity, see you later!