The Uzhgorod City Council supported the initiative to rename 11 city streets whose names are associated with Russia and the Soviet Union. This was reported on the website of the City Council on Tuesday, January 31.
“The deputies voted today at the session of the city council for the renaming of 11 streets in Uzhgorod,” the message reads.
So, Pyotr Bagration Street will be named after Georgy Narbut, Alexander Borodin Street – Pavel Chubinsky, Nikolai Vavilov Street – Nikolai Arkas.
Yuri Gagarin Street will be renamed into Carpathian Ukraine Street, and Osetinskaya Street into Plastovaya Street.
It is also noted that the deputies did not support the renaming of 4 streets: Oleg Koshevoy (to Professor Chuchka), Stepan Razin (to Pavel Bedzir), Pyotr Tchaikovsky (to Vilmosh Papa), Valery Chkalov (to Yevgeny Chikalenko).
Prior to that, on January 25, deputies of the Lutsk city council renamed 17 streets of the city, the names of which are associated with Russia and the USSR. It is noted that the change of names affected the streets, which, in particular, were named after the scientist-chemist Dmitry Mendeleev, physicist Igor Kurchatov, mathematician Nikolai Lobachevsky, writer Vladimir Korolenko and artist Ivan Shishkin.
Earlier, on January 4, a bill aimed at de-Russification was sent to the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, which should legitimize the fight against “hundreds of Pushkin street names” and reduce the influence of Russian narratives. According to this document, the Ukrainian authorities will be able to promptly rename streets with Russian names, as well as demolish monuments to any Russian figures.
Since 2015, a policy of decommunization has been pursued in Ukraine within the framework of the law “On the Condemnation of the Communist and Nazi Regimes”. The law provides for the renaming of all topographic objects whose names are in any way connected with the USSR, as well as the demolition of monuments and the dismantling of memorial plaques.