: Lenin street in Kalyna village turns to Slovyans'ka instead of Lennon

19:36 Mar. 30, 2016

Lenin street in Kalyna village turns to Slovyans'ka instead of Lennon

The biggest Lenin statue in Ukraine pulled down in Zaporizhia (UNIAN Photo)

Region's governor Hennadiy Moskal accused local authorities of hindering decommunization 

The authorities of Kalyna village in Zakarpattia region in western Ukraine refused to rename the Lenin street in honour of the legendary "Beatle" John Lennon, Radio Svoboda reports.

The current governor of the region Hennadiy Moskal already blamed the village officials of hindering the de-communization process.

So did the local residents who were deeply disappointed with the decision. In response the deputies of the local council changed the name of the street to Slovyans'ka.

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Lenin street in the Kalyna village in Zakarpattia region was to be renamed about a month ago. The governor of the region signed a corresponding decree, thus approving the upcoming changes. Ukraine is currently undergoing the process of de-communization.

Numerous postal addresses and geographical names connected to the Soviet past are being changed.


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