List of places named after Joseph Stalin

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Eisenhüttenstadt was given the name Stalinstadt in 1953.

During Joseph Stalin's rule (1922–1953), many places, mostly cities, in the Soviet Union and other communist countries were named or renamed in honor of him as part of the cult of personality surrounding the dictator. Most of these places had their names changed back to the original ones shortly after the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union in 1956, or after the beginning of destalinization in 1961.

In some countries, including those in the West, there are streets, squares, etc. named after Stalingrad (and hence indirectly after Stalin), in honour of the courage shown by the defenders at the battle of Stalingrad against Nazi Germany. These names have not been changed back, since they refer to the battle of Stalingrad rather than the city itself.

Cities[edit]

Eastern Europe[edit]

Albania[edit]

  • Qyteti Stalin, 1950–1990 – Kuçovë

Bulgaria[edit]

  • Stalin, 1949–1956 – Varna

East Germany[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Poland[edit]

  • Stalinogród, 1953–1956 – Katowice

Romania[edit]

  • Oraşul Stalin, 1950–1960 – Brașov

Soviet Union[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Georgia[edit]

Russia[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

Parks and natural places[edit]

Soviet Union[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Russia[edit]

  • Zavod imeni Stalina (ZIS, Factory named after Stalin) in Moscow, USSR, 1931–1959. Luxury car and truck factory. Now Zavod Imeni Likhacheva (ZIL).

Tajikistan[edit]

Eastern Europe[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

  • Stalingrad – Housing estate Karviná-Nové Město, Karviná,
  • Stalingrad – Housing estate built in 1950s Žďár nad Sázavou, The name Stalingrad is still in use in this town as of 2009 despite some attempts to rename the borough after the Velvet revolution. The attempts probably failed because it was built on a green meadow and there was no pre-Communist term after which it could be renamed.

Czechoslovakia[edit]

  • Stalinovy závody (Stalin factories) in Záluží near Most, 1946–1962. Chemical factory founded during World War II to produce synthetic oil. [1]

Romania[edit]

  • Raionul Stalin (Stalin city district), Bucharest,
  • Regiunea Stalin (Stalin region), in central Romania (1950–1960)
  • Poiana Stalin, Poiana Braşov (1950–1960)

Slovakia[edit]

  • Stalinov štít (in Slovak, Stalinův štít or štít J. V. Stalina in Czech, Stalin Peak or J. V. Stalin Peak), 1949–1961 – Gerlachov Peak,

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

North America[edit]

Canada[edit]

  • Geographic Township of Stalin, before 1986 – Geographic Township of Hansen, Ontario
  • Mount Stalin, before 1987 – Mount Peck, British Columbia

Streets and squares[edit]

Eastern Europe[edit]

Czech Republic[edit]

  • Stalinova ulice (Stalin Street) – now Vinohradská tř. (from 1962; formerly: Říčanská, Černokostelecká, Jungmannova (1884-1920), Fochova (1920-1940), Schwerinova (1940-1945)), Prague
  • Stalinova ulice (Stalin Street) – now Starochodovská ul., Prague
  • Stalinova ulice (Stalin Street) – now Pěkná ul. (1962–1972 Jiráskova ul.), Brno-Chrlice
  • Stalinova ulice (Stalin Street) – now Americká ul. (Stodolní, Jungmannova, Moskevská, Vítězná), Plzeň
  • Stalinova třída / třída Generalissima Stalina (Stalin Street / Generalissimus Stalin Street) – now Revoluční ul. (formerly Hauptstraße), Krnov,
  • Stalinova třída (Stalin Street) – now třída Míru, Pardubice
  • Stalinovo náměstí (Stalin Square) – now Palackého nám., Bruntál
  • Stalinovo náměstí (Stalin Square) – now Masarykovo nám., Ostrava
  • Stalinovy sady (Stalin Park) – now Koliště, Brno-město

East Germany[edit]

  • Stalinallee (Stalin Avenue) in Berlin, East Germany, 1952–1961 – now Karl-Marx-Allee (see also: Stalin-Allee, about a film featuring this street)
  • Stalinstraße (Stalinstreet) – now Lübsche Straße, Wismar
  • Stalinstraße – now St.Annen-Straße, Brandenburg an der Havel
  • Stalinstraße – now Wismarsche Straße, Schwerin
  • Stalinstraße – now Gartenstraße, Bützow
  • Stalinstraße – now Am Planetarium, Jena
  • Stalinstraße – now Chemnitzer Straße, Mölkau
  • Stalinstraße – now Eisenberger Straße, Hermsdorf[1]
  • Stalinstraße – now Straße des Friedens, Wurzen
  • Stalinstraße – now Thomasstraße, Greiz
  • Stalinstraße – now Schweriner Straße, Ludwigslust
  • Stalinstraße – now Bernhardstraße, Sonneberg
  • Stalinstraße – now Fritz-Hesse-Straße, Dessau

Hungary[edit]

Poland[edit]

  • Ulica Józefa Stalina – now ulica Dworcowa, Gliwice
  • Ulica Józefa Stalina – now ulica Główna, Łódź
  • Ulica Józefa Stalina – now ulica Lwowska, Tarnów
  • Aleja Stalina – now Aleje Ujazdowskie, Warsaw
  • Ulica Marszałka Stalina – now ulica Jedności Narodowej, Wrocław
  • Ulica Józefa Stalina - now ulica Lipowa, Białystok

Romania[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

  • Námestie J. V. Stalina / Nám. maršála J. V. Stalina / Stalinovo námestie – now Námestie Maratónu mieru, Košice
  • Stalinova ulica (Stalin Street) – now Hlavná ulica, Prešov
  • Stalinovo námestie (Stalin Square) – now Námestie SNP, Bratislava

Soviet Union[edit]

Belarus[edit]

  • Prospekt imeni Stalina (Проспект имени Сталина ~ Stalin Avenue), in Minsk, 1952–1961 – now Prospekt Nezavisimosti (Проспект Независимости ~ Independence Avenue)[citation needed]

Estonia[edit]

  • Stalingradi väljak (Stalingrad Square) – now Tornide väljak (Towers' Square), Tallinn[2]
  • Stalini tänav (Stalin Street) – now Lossi tänav (Castle Street), Kuressaare[2]
  • Stalini tänav (Stalin Street) – now Vestervalli tänav (Vestervalli Street), Narva[2]
  • Stalini väljak (Stalin Square) (1940–1960) – now Viru väljak (Viru Square), Tallinn[2]
  • Stalini väljak (Stalin Square) – now Kesklinna park (City Park), Võru[2][3]

Georgia[edit]

  • სტალინის ქუჩა, (Улица Сталина, Stalin Street), Gori ( Stalin's birthplace)[citation needed]
  • სტალინის ქუჩა, (Улица Сталина, Stalin Street), Tsnori[citation needed]

Russia[edit]

  • Ulitsa Stalina, (Улица Сталина, Stalin Street) – formerly Friendship Street, Beslan[citation needed]

Western Europe[edit]

Austria[edit]

Belgium[edit]

Italy[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

  • Stalinlaan – now Vrijheidslaan, Amsterdam. Following the liberation of the Netherlands from Nazi occupation in 1945, the city of Amsterdam named three major streets for the World War II Big Three – Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin – the three streets converging on Victory Square. The first two names remain, but the name of Stalin Street was changed to "Freedom" (Vrijheid) after the Soviet invasion of Hungary in 1956.

United Kingdom[edit]

North America[edit]

Trinidad and Tobago[edit]

  • Stalin Street, Dow Village

Asia[edit]

China[edit]

  • Stalin Street Changchun, (1946—1996) The longest street in Northeast China. It was given this name in the aftermath of Operation August Storm, the victorious large-scale Soviet campaign in Manchuria.
  • Stalin Square Dalian, (1946—1993) This square was given its name for its Stalin statue, which has since been removed.
  • Stalin Road, (斯大林路), Dalian

Iran[edit]

  • Stalin Street, former name of a street in Tehran. The city named three streets after the three leaders - Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin - that met at the Tehran Conference of 1943. The names all disappeared after the 1979 Islamic Revolution.[4]

North Korea[edit]

  • Ssui'tal'lin Ko'ro (쓰딸린 거리; Stalin Street) – now Victory Street, Pyongyang

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chronik Hermsdorf / Thüringen 1950 bis 1954". Hermsdorf Regional - die Geschichte einer Stadt. Retrieved 14 September 2013. 21.12.1951 - Die Bahnhofstraße und die Eisenberger Straße wurden zusammengelegt und in Josef-Stalin-Straße umbenannt. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "EKI KNAB". EKI. Retrieved 8 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Radzinsky, Edvard. Stalin. 
  4. ^ Elliot, Jason. Mirrors of the Unseen: Journeys through Iran. Picador. p. 15.