17:39 Apr. 1, 2016
Constant name changing unfolds as part of decommunization law in Ukraine
More than 30 streets have been renamed in Zakarpattya region in western Ukraine. The current state governor Hennadiy Moskal reported nearly all of them are now named in honour of the locals who died on the front in eastern Ukraine.
The changes are underway in terms of decommunization that is currently unfolding in Ukraine. On Friday, April 1st, Hennadiy Moskal is set to call a meeting of heads of the smaller towns and villages. The officials are to decide what to do with the place names that are connected to the Soviet past but do not fit the demands of the decommunization law.
Street renaming is implemented according to the Governor's decree about eliminating the communist remnants in the region. The most famous story for now is renaming Lenin street in Kalyna village in honour of John Lennon, the legendary "Beatle". The locals though refused to do it, now the former Lenin street is registered as Slov'yanska.