THE TOWN OF SLAVGOROD
The name Slavgorod means «The Town of Glory». And very few people remember that before World War II it was called Propoysk, which means «The Town of Drunkards». The legend says that after a very severe battle in Propoysk, Stalin was supposed to sign an Order naming one of the Army divisions after ‘The Town of Drunkards’. Having read the name of the town, he decided it was not good enough for war heroes and renamed the town into The Town of Glory, Slavgorod, instead.