Then nominate it for deletion at WP:RFD. I declined the speedy deletion because (1) you nominated it under a criterion only applicable to articles, (2) the criterion for redirects that was closest isn't applicable, since this title is over 2 years old, and (3) there's no general criterion for its deletion. Nyttend (talk) 02:16, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
This could have come about by different translations of "путей сообщения". IMO this pretty clearly means "railroads" but if you squint a little it could be see as "post roads" or even "posts and telegraphs" if you squint really hard. Herostratus (talk) 17:29, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
seeing the prod nomination, I merged the very informative material you gave in the deletion reason with the extremely sketchy article. The material does not overlap with the material in the article Russian Railways. It might be possible to put all of the material in a history section there, and have redirects from all previous names; I do not know what is being done with other Russian administrative bodies, but this should follow the same pattern. However, I would strongly favor keeping the pre-soviet era, the Soviet body under whatever name, and the post-Soviet era separate. I'm not sure whether we would make successive articles for the different names in the Soviet period, but personally, I certainly would--there is no shortage of material--even in English. DGG ( talk ) 00:57, 9 January 2011 (UTC)
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The result of the move request was: Moved.EdJohnston (talk) 17:24, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Ministry of the Means of Communication (Soviet Union) → Ministry of Railways (Soviet Union) – Well it's a bit of a dog's breakfeast, and figuring out Soviet bureaucracy isn't easy, but I think that Ministry of Railroads is a better fit. For one thing, the article starts out "The Ministry of Railways oversaw..." and it's pretty confusing to have the article title use one term and the bolded introduction to the entity in the opening sentence use another. So we have to change either the article title or the opening sentence.
But which one? Well, the corresponding article in the Russian Wikipedia is Ministry of Railways of the USSR -- at least, that's how I'd translate it. Granted there's not a one-to-one correspondence between many words in different languages, and you could render "путей сообщения" as "post ways" or "message roads" or "communication pathways" or "means of communication" I suppose, and so on. But IMO it basically means railroads.
However, I don't know if it had a different name(s) at different times, and if it did that could complicate things. But at any rate, according to the article, their gig was apparently overseeing railways, period, and the Russian Wikipedia article (which covers somewhat different ground) also indicates this. Finally, we don't want to get the reader confused with the Ministry of Communications and Information, which is an entirely different entity. --Relisted. — Amakuru (talk) 09:43, 28 February 2015 (UTC) Herostratus (talk) 13:11, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
i think user Necro is right. "railways" always using in sources. i think must move to ministry of railways. current title is garbage. i could not even find article with title like this. Togashi Yuuta (talk) 05:12, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes I quite agree, it should be "Railways" not "Railroads" as I understand this is somewhat more correct, and I (original requester) have taken the liberty of making that change now in the request. This means that the comments above this were made when the request was for "Railroads". So the objections of AjaxSmack and Togashi Yuuta are accounted for, and possibly Necrothesp, athough s/he said "If it is moved..." so not entirely clear if s/he thinks it should be moved in the first place. Herostratus (talk) 18:22, 4 March 2015 (UTC)
Comment: I note that this is reversing a previous, perhaps undiscussed move, 17:54, 16 November 2013 TarzanASG (talk | contribs | block) m . . (1,618 bytes) (0) . . (TarzanASG moved page Ministry of Railways (Soviet Union) to Ministry of the Means of Communication (Soviet Union)). Andrewa (talk) 08:50, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
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