Why is Myanmar called Burma?
The country received the name Burma at the end of the XIX century, when British colonizers came there.
In 1989, the military who came to power returned the country’s original name of Myanmar, as it is called by most indigenous people.
The new name is officially recognized by the UN and most of the world’s States, including Russia.
However, some States – the United States, Western European countries, and the Burmese opposition-do not recognize the name Myanmar, since the country was renamed unconstitutionally, without a decision of the Parliament, and use the name Burma in documents.