Tskhinvali temporarily returned the name of Staliniri

MOSCOW, 27 Jun – RIA Novosti. The President of South Ossetia Anatoly Bibilov has signed the decree about using the old name of the capital of the Republic of Staliniri – during the events related to memorable dates of the great Patriotic war. The decree published on the website of the President.

As noted in the text of the document, the name will be used on may 9 and June 22.

in Addition, the ministries and the city administration instructed to take measures to promote the historical name of the city.

Tskhinvali renamed Staliniri in 1934, however, in 1961 the city in the fight against the cult of personality came to be called Tskhinvali. In 1991, the government of South Ossetia returned to the capital the name of Tskhinvali, which was used by local inhabitants during the Soviet period.