The Russian Diaspora in USA wants to keep the Russian name of the Park in Hawaii

© AFP 2018 / Eugene Tanner Hawaii. Archival photoThe Russian Diaspora in USA wants to keep the Russian name of the Park in Hawaii© AFP 2018 / Eugene Tanner

The Russian Diaspora in the United States began a campaign aimed at saving the Russian part of the name state historic Park Russian Fort Elizabeth, located on the former site of the Elizabethan fortress on the Hawaiian island of Kauai, told RIA Novosti President of the Congress of Russian Americans Natalie Sabelnik.

«This fortress was built by the Russian-American company in 1817. However, the group of Hawaiians want to completely delete the words «Elizabeth castle» (Russian Fort Elizabeth — ed.) from the title… According to them, the fortress was built only Hawaiians, but not Russian,» said Cinquefoil.

The Congress of Russian Americans and Russian center in new York, has written several open letters for the preservation of historical names, and a group of activists created a petition, said Cinquefoil.

At the moment, a historical monument also bears the unofficial Hawaiian name PA ula ula and Potentilla, the Russian Diaspora is ready to compromise and agree to add a Hawaiian name.

Park service of Hawaii will consider this issue at the next meeting. According to the Cinquefoil, the preservation of the Russian name has historical significance, because the Elizabethan fortress — the last remaining fortress of the three fortifications built by the Russian-American company in Hawaii.

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