In total, 288 city objects have already been renamed in the capital.
Deputies of the Kyiv City Council at today’s meeting renamed Lev Tolstoy Street and Lev Tolstoy Square, located in the center of the capital.
“In particular, today they renamed Leo Tolstoy Street in the Shevchenkovsky District to Hetman Pavel Skoropadsky Street. And Leo Tolstoy Square will be called the Square of Ukrainian Heroes,” the press service of the Kiev Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said.
In total, today the Kyiv City Council de-Russified 16 city objects, the names of which are associated with the Russian Federation and the Soviet past.
Among them are a boulevard and avenues in the Dnieper region. “Perov Boulevard is now not a boulevard, but an avenue with the name Voskresensky. Liberators Avenue was renamed Georgy Narbut Avenue, and Yuri Gagarin Avenue – Leonid Kadenyuk Avenue,” the mayor’s office said.
The street of Marina Tsvetaeva in the Desnyansky district has also received a new name – now it will bear the name of the Ukrainian artist, set designer, and teacher Alexandra Exter. Suzdalskaya Street in the Solomensky District was named after the Ukrainian dissident, political prisoner, Hero of Ukraine Oleksa Girnyk.
In total, 288 city objects have already been renamed in the capital, the names of which are associated with the Russian Federation or the former USSR.
Derussification in Ukraine – details
On March 21, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine banned assigning names to geographical objects of Ukraine that exalt or symbolize the occupying state, adopting Law No. 7253 with 248 votes in favor.
Previously, the Kiev City Council renamed Pobedy Avenue, Brest-Litovskoe Highway and dozens of streets, lanes, avenues and boulevards.
“At the meeting, the Kyiv City Council renamed 31 more streets, lanes, avenues and boulevards, whose names are associated with Russia and the Soviet past,” Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said.