Toponymy Can Be Alive

  • Mikhail Rozhansky


The author thinks that any discussion on the historical restoration of toponyms in Irkutsk is unpromising and offers to treat toponyms as a resource for vitalizing the city space. This could be a priority approach to the problems of city toponymy.


Author Biography

Mikhail Rozhansky

Ph.D. in Philosophy, scientific director of the Center for Independent Social Research (Irkutsk)

How to Cite
ROZHANSKY, Mikhail. Toponymy Can Be Alive. project baikal, Russian Federation, n. 46, p. 92-92, dec. 2015. ISSN 2309-3072. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 12 dec. 2019. doi:


toponymy; city space; Irkutsk; historical memory; pragmatics