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Kyiv City Council has de-Russified 26 educational and cultural institutions

Dmitry KropivnitskyNews
Kyiv City Council has renamed 26 educational and cultural institutions
Kyiv City Council has renamed 26 educational and cultural institutions

The Kyiv City Council has renamed 14 educational and 12 cultural institutions, removing their Russian names. These decisions were made on Thursday, November 9.

This was reported by the press service of the Kyiv City Council. Most deputies supported the de-Russification of the capital's facilities.

"In times of war, the city authorities have joined forces with the public and demonstrated their commitment to the process of de-Sovietization and decommunization. The names of the capital's urban facilities, and educational and cultural institutions should not bear the names of Russian and Soviet figures, and they should not perpetuate the historical events of the aggressor country and its colonial past," said Deputy Mayor Volodymyr Bondarenko.

According to the decision of the Kyiv City Council, the names of the libraries have been changed to the following:

  • V. Kotyk library will become "On Mezhyhirska";
  • F. Dostoevsky will be named after G. Skovoroda;
  • M. Lermontov will be named after I. Shamo;
  • O. Novikov-Pryboi will be named after M. Slaboshpytskyi.
  • Nekrasov Street will become Holosiivska Street;
  • "Chapayevka will lose this prefix;
  • S. Aini Street will be named after A. Dimarov;
  • A. Griboyedov will become "Library on Vyzhhorodska";
  • K. Chukovsky will be named after H. Chubach;
  • "The Druzhby Narodiv library will become the Ethnolibrary;
  • The City Specialized Youth Library will lose the prefix "Moloda Hvardiya".

Additionally, the following educational institutions will change their names also:

  • Kyiv Children's Music School No. 14, named after D. Kabalevsky, will be named after Y. Shchurovskyi;
  • No. 2, named after D. Karbyshev, will become Lyceum No. 2, named after Hero of Ukraine V. Yerko;

"The names of M. Kyrponos, Z. Slyusarenko, V. Molchanov, A. Pushkin, Y. Gagarin, I. Kudri, A. Makarenko, O. Boichenko, K. Gaponenko, M. Hromov, I. Khytrychenko, V. Kudryashov, S. Kovpak will be removed from the names of Kyiv schools," the press service emphasized.

As reported by OBOZ.UA, Cheliuskintsiv Street in Darnytsia district was renamed in honor of Ukrainian soldiers who defended and later liberated Zmiinyi Island in the Black Sea from Russian occupiers. The decision was supported by 10,630 citizens in an electronic vote.

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