Kyivans propose new names for hundreds of municipal facilities

26 April, 08:15 PM
Moskovska Street in the Pechersk district of Kyiv (Photo:DR)

Moskovska Street in the Pechersk district of Kyiv (Photo:DR)

Kyiv’s City Council has expanded the list of municipal facilities up for re-naming to 467, the Council said in a statement on April 26. Residents have until May 1 to submit their renaming suggestions.

The renaming scheme is due to a newly implemented policy of ‘de-russification’, removing Russian and Belarusian-related placenames from the streets of the capital.

"We note every proposal coming from Kyiv, so it was decided to change the number of facilities that fall under the renaming process to 467,” said Volodymyr Bondarenko, deputy mayor and secretary of the Kyiv City Council.

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“The Kyiv City Council members support all public initiatives to rename municipal facilities related to  Russia and Belarus.”

An online renaming discussion will take be hold online on May 9.

Recently, Kyiv residents removed two images of Lenin from an obelisk on Ploshcha Peremohy (‘Victory Square’) in Kyiv.

This week, the city is also dismantling a sculpture of two workers under the Friendship of People’s Arch, while the arch itself will be rebranded. According to the mayor, a composition of red granite nearby will be re-moved from the hill.

Due to the fact that the procedure of dismantling the composition is more complicated, it will first be furnished with finishing materials. Until its demolition, it can be used as a space for exhibitions.

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