The role of the concorded renaming in the formation of the oikonymy in the Kaliningrad Region
The article examines the ways in which the original East Prussian and new Soviet oikonyms were concorded during the post-war renaming of some settlements in the Kaliningrad region. A comparative phonetic and semantic analysis of the respective names revealed that the same thematic correlation (with a predominance of references to the flora, fauna and water bodies of the area) ...
The renaming campaign in Warmia and Masuria after World War II
... documents, the press, and studies of Polish scholars, this article analyses the problem of changing German toponyms during the remaining campaign in Warmia and Masuria in the early postwar years. The historical background, conditions, and principles of renaming settlements, natural objects, streets, and squares are identified and the practical problems of the renaming campaign are analysed. It is concluded that these processes were quite dissimilar in Poland and the USSR, which is explained by different ...
The renaming of district centres in the Kaliningrad region in 1946
The preparation of the Decree of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the RSFSR of September 7, 1946 on renaming the district centers of the Kaliningrad region is analysed based on documents of federal archives. Principles behind giving Soviet names to former German towns were changed several times in the process. At different stages, new names were given ...
Workers’ settlements in the Kaliningrad region and their subsequent renaming in 1946—1947
10 April 2015].
6. Central Committee of the CPSU (1898, 1903—1991). Rossiiskii gosudarstvennyi arkhiv sotsial'no-politicheskoi istorii (RGASPI) [Russian State Archive of Social and Political History], F. 17.
Kaliningrad region, toponymy, renaming, workers’ settlement
Maslov V. N.
On the toponymic purism in North-East Prussia in the first half of the 20th century
This article analyses the large-scale renaming campaign held by the German leadership in the late 1930s in order to Germanise the Prussian territories of the state. It is concluded that the puristic activities of German National Socialists widely discussed in the modern scientific community ...
German place names in the Kaliningrad region: the commemorative aspect
... Верховного Совета СССР // Материалы Государственного архива Калининградской области 297.1.102а.
German placenames, anthroponym, patronymic toponym, commemorative toponym, renaming