By Steve Rosenberg
BBC News, Moscow
Chechnya's new parliament has called on the Russian government to change the name of the capital, Grozny, to honour its former president, Akhmad Kadyrov.
Akhmad Kadyrov was killed by rebels last year
It has been sitting for less than a week and already Chechnya's new parliament is trying to change history.
MPs voted unanimously to ask Moscow to alter the city's name to Akhmadkala.
The word Grozny dates back to the early 19th century: originally it was the name of a military outpost on the edge of the Tsar's Russian empire.
But according to the speaker of parliament, Dukvakha Abdurakhmanov, Grozny is associated with the "darkest pages of history of the Chechen people".
Instead, MPs want the city renamed in honour of pro-Moscow Mr Kadyrov, who was killed by a rebel bomb last year.
He was a man, the speaker said, who gave his life to help Chechens become free and prosperous.
Since his assassination, something of a cult of personality has grown up around the figure of Akhmad Kadyrov.
All the streets in Chechnya which had been named in honour of Vladimir Lenin back in Soviet times have now been renamed Kadyrov Street, and his portrait hangs in towns and villages across the republic.
His son Ramzan is currently the deputy prime minister and, as head of the local security forces, is the most powerful man in Chechnya today.