Decommunization in Ukraine: Parliament renames one more major Ukrainian city

12:24 Jul. 14, 2016

Parliament renames one more major Ukrainian city

Kirovohrad residents unfold the biggest state flag of Ukraine (UNIAN photo)

Kirovohrad gets new name under Ukraine's decommunization drive

Ukraine's parliament, Verkhovna Rada, voted on Thursday to rename the central city of Kirovohrad to Kropyvnytsky.

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

Kirovohrad is the last city that has lost its Soviet name under Ukraine's decommunization law.

In total 230 MPs voted to support the decision.

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

Marko Kropyvnytsky (1840-1910) was a Ukrainian writer, playwright and theatre actor.



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