: Václav Havel boulevard opened in Kyiv

15:12 Nov. 10, 2016

Václav Havel boulevard opened in Kyiv

Former Czech President Vaclav Havel seen in 2009 (AP photo)

Kyiv city administration approved the popular initiative on renaming the Ivan Lespe boulevard 

A boulevard named after an outstanding Czech revolutionary, dissident, human rights activist and first post-Communist Czech Republic's president Vaclav Havel was opened in Kyiv, the city's administration representatives report on Thursday. 

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The new name for a boulevard, bearing wide traffic area with the avenue and mainly office buildings, has replaced its old one, acquired after Soviet era Communist figure Ivan Lespe. 

An initiative for renaming the Lespe Boulevard into the Vaclav Havel Boulevard was popularly filed to the city administration earlier this year. 


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