In Kyiv, they renamed Victory Avenue and demolished the monument to Vatutin

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31 city objects renamed in Ukrainian capital

A large-scale campaign to “de-Russify” and “de-Sovietize” the Ukrainian capital continues in Kyiv, the press service of the city mayor’s office reports on February 9.

Demolition of the monument to General Vatutin in Kyiv

Demolition of the monument to General Vatutin in Kyiv

Press Service of the Kyiv Mayor’s Office

In the Mariinsky Park, a monument to the Soviet military leader General Nikolai Vatutin. This decision was previously taken by the “Working Group to study the removal of memorial objects related to the history and culture of Russia and the USSR from the public space of the city of Kyiv.”

Renamed 31 city objects: squares, avenues, streets, alleys. In particular, the square and Pobedy Avenue, the streets: Admiral Ushakov, Marshal Rybalko, Oleg Koshevoy, Pestel, Michurin, Levanevsky, Nemirovich-Danchenko, Tropinin, Academician Zelinsky Lane were renamed.

“The process of de-Russification continues in Kyiv. We are getting rid of Soviet names and symbols associated with the aggressor country… We must remove and forget the old Soviet and Russian names forever. And to call our streets the names of our heroes, in particular, the heroes of the modern Russian-Ukrainian war. Our culture and our history in Russia cannot be stolen and destroyed.”– said the mayor of Kyiv Vitaliy Klichko.

Recall that 268 city objects have already been renamed in the Ukrainian capital.


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