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Penza governor suggested naming new square after Lermontov

13:55 | 09.10.2014 | Society

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Penza, 9 October 2014. PenzaNews. The governor of the Penza region Vasily Bochkarev offered his version of the name for the new square near the Philharmonic and the movie and concert hall.

Penza region governor Vasily Bochkarev. Photo from the archive of “PenzaNews” agency

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“I propose to discuss this: to name the square between the Philharmonic and MCH [movie and concert hall] ‘the square of 200th anniversary of M. Lermontov’ — as a gift to the great poet from the Penza residents,” head of the region twitted on Thursday afternoon, October 9.

As PenzaNews agency reported earlier, the choice of name for the new square built in Penza as part of the prepartations for the 350th anniversary of the city widely celebrated in 2013 provoked a vivid discussion in the community.

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