Why was Novosibirsk called Novosibirsk?

Lyubov Shalabayeva
Lyubov Shalabayeva
February 22, 2013
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Why was Novosibirsk called Novosibirsk?

Long before the capital of Siberia got its beautiful name - Novosibirsk, he had other names as well. Over the entire history of its existence, the city has received many different names, each of which had a definite influence on its fate.

How it all began

Answering the question of why Novosibirsk was called Novosibirsk, we will have to delve into the history, or more precisely, at the end of the nineteenth century. Then the residents of the village decided to take the initiative in the construction of the church of Alexander Nevsky, and to call the settlement itself Alexandrovsky in honor of the future church, and in honor of the initiator of the construction of the Trans-Siberian Railway Alexander the Third.

However, they did not name the Aleksandrovsky settlement, but at the gathering of residents from the third December of the same year, it was renamed Novonikolayevsky. Novonikolayevtsy immediately judgedthat it is necessary to immediately petition for raising the status of the settlement in the “suburban or city”, because the status of the settlement did not give the possibility of administrative management, registration of new residents and other rights. It was not immediately possible to get the status of the city, various bureaucratic obstacles interfered. However, each of the applications for the status of the city brought some results: additional cutting of land, funds for the maintenance of the police, and so on.

From Novonikolayevsk to Novosibirsk

Novonikolayevsk became a district town only after the February 1917 revolution. This status was assigned to him at the Tomsk Provincial Food Congress. After the revolution, the name of the city lost its relevance, and at the end of 1922 it was decided to rename the city Smirnovsk - in honor of Ivan Nikitich Smirnov, who was chairman of the Sibrevkom from 1919 to 1922. However, Smirnov distinguished himself for his oppositionist attitudes towards Stalin, and therefore the city was not named after him.

Now we come to the end of the answer to the question why Novosibirsk is so named. In 1922, thoughts were voiced to name the city of Krasnoobsk, Ulyanovsk,but these ideas were not realized. In 1925, among the options for the name of the city were such as Novoleninsk, Krasnosibirsk, Sibleninsk. Finally, on February 12, 1926, Novonikolayevsk was forever renamed Novosibirsk. Since then, the capital of Siberia bears its sonorous and beautiful name.