Talk:Leningrad Oblast

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How did this Oblast manage to keep up its Communist name, in a country that was trying to rid itself of Communism? Kaiser matias 07:51, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

When Leningrad was being renamed, it was a matter of big controversy. There were quite a few people who did not want the city renamed at all. So, in the end, when Leningrad became St. Petersburg, the oblast retained its old name as a compromise. Same thing happened to Sverdlovsk Oblast (the administrative center of which is Yekaterinburg).—Ëzhiki (ërinacëus amurënsis) 14:57, 20 February 2006 (UTC)
You see, Kaiser matias, the name of Leningrad isn't only associated with Communism but also with some tragic events of the World War II, I mean the Siege of Leningrad. So that's why it is still popular. And may be it's off-topic but I'd like to say that it is doubtful if our life has become much more better since we "rid ourselves of Communism". V-VA 16:48, 7 March 2007 (UTC)
Очень интересно (very interesting). It would be good if more of this history were included in the article — I followed a link here from Federal subjects of Russia because I was surprised that the oblast was still named Leningrad, although the city had become St. Petersburg. I see that there's a footnote referring to a referendum about changing the name of the oblast; I'd like to see some more details about this in the article proper. —Josiah Rowe (talkcontribs) 19:06, 9 August 2008 (UTC)

The list of plants..[edit]

..on the lower section is just huge; maybe it should be transferred to a separate page. --CopperKettle (talk) 18:59, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

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