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Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 5:47pm

Miscellaneous Notes on the Russian Federation

Place Names that Differ from OTL to WWTL
In the Soviet Union, a lot of towns and cities were historically renamed to reflect the Communist takeover, and many of these names remain even after the fall of the CCCP. Some towns, founded in the Communist era, similarly have names that reflect Communist rule. In Wesworld, a number of these cities have not changed their names, were founded under a different name, etc. Here is an approximate (incomplete) list of locations, compiled as I encounter them.

The name in bold indicates what the city is currently called in Wesworld by the Russian Federation.

- Akmolinsk: a town in Kazakhstan (the modern capital), renamed Tselinograd in 1961, Akmola, in 1992, and Astana in 1998.
- Ashkhabad: a town in Turkmenistan, known in modern times as Ashgabat. Historically it was renamed Poltoratsk between 1919 and 1927, but this name change was never made in WW.
- Dyushambe: town in Tajikistan, historically known as Stalinabad between 1929 and 1961. Current (modern) spelling is Dusanbe or Dushanbe.
- Ekaterinoslav: a town in Ukraine, historically known as Yekaterinoslav (1918-1926), Dnipropetrovsk (1926-2016), and currently known as Dnipro.
- Komsolosk-on-Amur: historically founded (and still known) under the name Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
- Nizhny Novgorod: historically known as Gorkiy between 1932 and 1990.
- Petrograd: the capital of Russia, formerly Saint Petersburg (Sankt Peterburg), and historically known as Leningrad between 1924 and 1991.
- Verny: a town in Kazakhstan (the regional capital in WW). Known in modern geography as Alma-Ata or Almaty.
- Volgograd: formerly Tsaritsyn, and historically known as Stalingrad between 1925 to 1961.
- Yekaterinburg: historically known as Sverdlovsk between 1924 to 1991.