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Taimyr requests to rename the Northern Land

December 16 2005
13:17

Collective appeal on a number of organizations submitted to the chairman of the Duma of Taimyr (Dolgan-Nenets) Autonomous District Sergei Baturin. The request, contained in the report concluded as follows: return the name of Emperor Nicholas II, the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago.

As reported in the press service of the Parliament district, six organizations, including the Congress of the intelligentsia and the Moscow Patriarchate, is invited to review the district Duma, the possibility of returning the names of the Emperor Nicholas II and Tsarevich Alexei two geographical features, which are located within the county - the Severnaya Zemlya archipelago and the island Maly Taimyr.

K-treated attached copies of letters in support of renaming of the Ministry of Culture and Communication, Ministry of Defense, the Institute of Russian History and the Institute of Science and Technology Academy of Sciences.

Recall that the Severnaya Zemlya Archipelago was discovered in 1913 expedition Boris Vilkitski. Initially, he was awarded the title of Emperor Nicholas II Land. "Bolsheviks in 1939, for ideological reasons, was renamed Land of Emperor Nicholas II in the northern lands, and along with most of the islands that are part of it. NEWSru.com Reports

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