: Decommunization in Ukraine: cities and towns relieved of their Soviet names in 2016 (Infographics)

18:48 May. 19, 2016

Decommunization in Ukraine: cities and towns relieved of their Soviet names in 2016 (Infographics)

Decommunization efforts are underway in Ukraine (UNIAN photo)

Cities, towns and villages across Ukraine get new names

About three hundred Ukrainian cities, towns and villages are officially renamed as part of the country's de-communization drive. This comes after an overwhelming number of MP's in Kyiv supported the initiative.

Read also Cities in occupied Donbas and Crimea lose their Soviet names

The main ones include Ukraine's third largest city of Dnipropetrovsk, which is being renamed to Dnipro, Dniprodzerzhynsk which became Kamianske, Artemivsk which has already returned to to its historical name Bakhmut and Illichivsk – a key port in Odesa region now known as Chornomorsk.

 

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