Another interesting story is the birth of the Russian word for railway station; Vokzal. Keep in mind it is in sound close to the name British city name Foxhall.
The Czar in the late 19 century ordered a mission to Britain to see how the new industry was organized and also to see the new iron roads or railways. Returned to the czar the mission showed him paintings and drawings (no photographs at that time yet) of the station Foxhall. What is it the czar asked. Foxhall your majesty the general answered. The czar then ordered that a new iron railway should be build between St Petersburg and Moscow with a Vokzal at both ends. Of course nobody dared to correct the czar and a new word was born.
If it is a fact or not I just like the story.