Russian Cities by their Former Names

We list the current names of 15 Russian cities, all of which had populations in excess of 500,000 in 2010. (2 cities are listed twice). You provide names by which they were previously known during the 20th century.
"Years" are those in which the listed Former Names applied.
Hint - cities are listed in (English name) alphabetical order of Former Names.
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Last updated: June 3, 2017
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Current Name
Years
FORMER NAME
Naberezhnye Chelny
1982-1988
Brezhnev
Nizhny Novgorod
1932-1990
Gorky
Samara
1935-1991
Kuybyshev
Saint Petersburg
1924-1991
Leningrad
Perm
1940-1957
Molotov
Novosibirsk
1893-1926
Novonikolayevsk
Saint Petersburg
1914-1924
Petrograd
Makhachkala
1857-1921
Petrovsk-Port
Kemerovo
1918-1932
Shcheglovsk
Current Name
Years
FORMER NAME
Ulyanovsk
1648-1924
Simbirsk
Volgograd
1925-1961
Stalingrad
Novokuznetsk
1932-1961
Stalinsk
Tolyatti
1737-1964
Stavropol-on-Volga
Yekaterinburg
1924-1991
Sverdlovsk
Volgograd
1589-1925
Tsaritsyn
Izhevsk
1984-1987
Ustinov
Krasnodar
1794-1920
Yekaterinodar
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Level 60
Jun 4, 2017
Very good idea for a quiz. Difficult!
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Level 59
Jun 4, 2017
Thank you. Any other countries that would be good?