In one of the most ancient Russian chronicles, Ipatiev, under 6655 from the Creation of the world (1147 from the birth of Christ), Moscow was first mentioned. It was here that Prince Yuri Dolgoruky invited his allies to the congress, led by Svyatoslav Olgovich, the prince of Novgorod-Seversk. Almost 900 years have passed since then, from a small town Moscow has turned into a huge metropolis, the capital of Russia. It is interesting that during all this time the city has never changed its name, although attempts to rename it were made more than once.
For the first time, they started talking about the possible renaming of Moscow in 1927. A letter was sent to the chairman of the All-Russian Central Executive Committee Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin, in which 200 party leaders proposed to assign a new name to the city - Ilyich. Naturally, in memory of Vladimir Ilyich Lenin. The experience of quickly renaming cities in the USSR already existed. For example, just 5 days after the death of the leader of the world proletariat, Petrograd became Leningrad.
However, this issue could not be resolved without Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin. But he said that Leningrad would be enough.
After 11 years, a second attempt was made. True, it was no longer proposed to immortalize the name of Lenin in the name of the city. This time the People's Commissar NI Yezhov petitioned to assign the name of Stalinodar to the city, referring to "appeals of the working people of the Soviet Union." But Stalin did not support this proposal either.
In the post-war years, the idea of assigning the name of Stalin to the capital again returned. Victory in the Great Patriotic War was inextricably linked with the leader of the peoples. In addition, in 1949, Stalin's 70th birthday was celebrated. It was proposed not only to name Moscow in his honor, but also to establish for him the title "People's Hero", which should be higher than the title of Hero of the Soviet Union. But, on all letters with such proposals, there was a resolution of Joseph Vissarionovich: "Against", "Inappropriate", "Decisively against."
In 1953, Stalin died. Letters from all over the country flew to Moscow again, in which it was proposed to return to the Stalinodar version. Even the Soviet Union could become the Union of Soviet Stalinist Republics. But times have changed. Soon Nikita Sergeevich Khrushchev made a speech in which Stalin was assigned all responsibility for the massive repression in the country. The renaming issue was no longer raised. Moreover, in the USSR, they began to massively rename everything that at least somehow reminded of Stalin. A few years later, almost all the monuments to the person before whom, until recently, everyone trembled, were dismantled in the country.