In the four years since the entry into force of the law on decommunization in Ukraine has renamed nearly a thousand settlements. About this on his page in Facebook said the Director of the Institute of national memory Volodymyr viatrovych.
About these achievements is told in a video posted by Viatrovych. It says that the Ukrainian authorities have subjected to the de-989 settlements, of which 300 have received their historical names. As examples of successful renaming separately mentioned the name change of Dnepropetrovsk on the Dnieper river, the city on Alyosha. In addition, was renamed 52 thousands of streets, squares, parks and avenues.
This video notes that “the work is no end”. The Institute of national memory of Ukraine explained that continue to exist such symbols as the hammer and sickle on the shield of the monument “mother Motherland” in Kiev or the district in Ternopil, which is built in the form of the abbreviation of the USSR.
In may 2017 46 parliamentary deputies appealed to the constitutional court to check the constitutionality of the anti-Communist law. They noted that it violates the rights and freedoms of citizens and contrary to democratic norms and international standards on freedom of expression. However, the constitutional court declared the law unconstitutional. In the opinion of the court said that communism is “the real threat for modern Ukrainian statehood.”
From may 2015, Ukraine has a law on de-communization. It provides for a ban on the use of Soviet symbols, as well as the condemnation of the Communist regime and the opening of the country’s Soviet secret police archives. In the framework of the implementation of the law, the authorities have renamed a few cities, tens streets. Also dismantled monuments to Soviet leaders and figures. In 2017 Ukraine reported the destruction of all monuments to Lenin.
Video, photo All from Russia.