Placenames of Scottish origins in Russia (a toponymic index and description)
Alexander Pavlenko – Galina Pavlenko – Olga Stroganova
The article contains a brief description of a project devoted to the sociocultural interaction between Scotland and Russia and focusing on the toponyms derived from Scottish personal names found in the territory of the former Russian Empire. Although such placenames constitute a humble but a noteworthy part of the Scottish legacy in Russia, this stratum of the Russian toponymy has never been systematically studied. Here we provide a list of the Russian place-names of direct or indirect Scottish origins and summarize some observations regarding their history as well as the history of the families behind these names. A morphological analysis of the placenames of this kind is provided to reveal the word-building patterns involved.
Key words: Russia, Scotland, toponymy, placename, athroponym, morphological structure