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PETROGRAD

; run M.AV NAM 11. [ AVi'at.'r, r.t :t. nntu-j iwrites Dr Dtilon in tiw j Daily 'belroriip-i The Bu i.ms bold : !:ut ! tb-ei-f- is ./ good dfai in it. fl-o they would i not liavp. ilios-t-t the prssc-ul tuo/nci.r m reI consider n uropotal made ntnny t iines during j the past NS y-nr- to change iliai. id tV-ir i caj-iud ou 'tho N'o.vr. Tho f-ity berriofe-re I .-.nowu as St. I’clersburg is in futuir to lvi ca-lcrl Fr.rograd This apparnit, innovaiion jis in reality rrlura to the old na.t.c: wHi 1 Pel or the Grc/iL's socond rapi'.id bud borne j from the beginning. AM the oid books p-uu-i liv/cil ii/ that ois f'uiiiirr iho .rUri p.in : i V’f.tei's reign rn.d lbo.-o nt inV itnuic.ilia I .'; } i iii-.-i eors bear tiic word l' r tiogi;ul on lit: i lisle pare,,. I,red t/nd Gored ur<- two vn/is | id the same word, whicli means cny or 10.vi,-. [F; y-.nologic.tliy it connotos an < i:e 0.-<-J i-p"., f, - taid bf-iongs t r.i the same root m the in - -1. -i; i w il'd garden. 31- occurs :,i >inoo:.-d- or v. i- -. I :. r .ograpiiic.il 11 rrocr. ! . lor uiclmu-i'v m \ Novgorod - ii-' fmvii "/. i-. a nyoir.o. iv/./iaj hr.lgred, F.i-x n tynul. ronetaiilincvdc iU»lf jis often Cciiicd in Ituoian the ” .k.-nperor .- | Citv," Tt-nr. I During the r-rigns of ilw Er-nrcsse? GiiiheMine. Amu, and T’.iiiibmb the mania for ’ nd-u{iu<r furcign i.am- < ess rhe in Itu-We ! In.lV on * mariy' p’aes s known in old Russian '■ bi-rnrv Gor/ua - v;ni;- In ri owed, most Inf which remain to this day. ilp at left, who had been Russia's Ambafeta- ! do r m Const tiultnoplc. hi came at first Idm-i.-i;r of tho lircrier and then X-’rc-idcr.i of the Slavonic khjiiiely, lie, Kciiisroli, arni a. number f-f o:her Slavoplii-cs iiiattguratc/l a movement in favor of altering those German nanic.s to their Russian, crpnvalenl-t, ur t-r <ho original tilav appellations, wherever thfte. I v;ere any such. Ltidoro making the gnggrstion pub)!--, C'jttn! TgnatielT uskorl me t--draw up ;i list of those (owt-n -and cities, and to open it Press campaign tn favor of the movement, in lh~ cobmcri- of tbo i ’-:eorga.i of the Imperial Russian Academy, the ■l’cicrbutgdtya. Vf.dotnosti,’ on tho staff of which T was then u. 'em lor writer. I,did to. But ;in« uiifuipt. in, Russify gcograpliical names met with 'little support, and encountered Here* opporiiiou. Ths comic papers in particular made fun of it, and askid whether vve would not include Oranicnbautn—a summer resident?** near our to, , and call it Apehinsk (or, say, m Knglisli, ‘‘ ' }, and a luiiaber of o:her abHU'd miudiitions wero suggested for ihe | bcnePt of the Slavophile reformers. But tho enmpaien was not wholly un-hii.-ccssf-.il. Tho Emperor Alexander 111., when ho braid of it, is said to have remarked : “ There is no need of going to extremes. But the cities which played a part In Russian history and laid purely Russian | names ought to have those names restored to then:. And in this list we should include | the university city of Dorpat. and rite, city j of Dunabura. Hsncotorth they shell be j known as Yurcvo and Dnnsk.” Among i Russian Germans there was a great outcry j at this " profanation,” and most German prints end books—even those published in ■ the Russian Rmnire—eon-tinned to refer to those towns as Dorpat and Dunaburg. But to-day they are known only as Yurevo and JDvinek.

Anil now St-. Poieribnrj has been added f-o the list.

Tu lime 1 , no dcuH. Ptlarliof, Oranienhantti, 'V.-I LiLeiiubur;., Ureuburg, n.nd ii host of either places will aim bo rethrisiemed, anti Count j>tojj-o»ai tnU fully out.

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PETROGRAD, Evening Star, Issue 15638, 31 October 1914

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PETROGRAD Evening Star, Issue 15638, 31 October 1914

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