18:16 Mar. 2, 2016
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A street in the rural village of Kalyna in Zakarpattia region of western Ukraine is being renamed after famous Beatles singer John Lennon.
The current governor of the region Hennadiy Moskal signed a decree approving the name change on March 2, according to his official website.
The affected street is located the village that is home to fewer than 6,000 people but a growing hotspot for green tourism, according to one travel agency.
Surprisingly, it's not the first time John Lennon's name has been used in Ukraine's decommunization drive. Last month, local government chiefs decided to use ‘John Lennon Square' instead of ‘Soviet Square' in the town of Izyum, Kharkiv region.
Then, officials said they were confident more tourists would descend on the area as a result of the name change, newspaper Vesti reported.
With reporting from Radio Svoboda, Vesti