Ukraine (bbabo.net), - Kyiv authorities have changed the names of 32 streets, boulevards and lanes associated with Russia and the Soviet Union.
“Deputies of the Kyiv City Council at today's meeting renamed 32 more streets, lanes and boulevards, the names of which are associated with Russia and the Soviet past. In particular, they renamed Druzhby Narodiv Boulevard into a boulevard named after the founder of the Ukrainian army, Mykola Mikhnovsky,” Kyiv Mayor Vitaliy Klitschko said.
According to the City Council, Fyodor Dostoevsky Street was renamed in honor of the American artist Andy Warhol. The lane, which previously bore the name of the Russian classic writer Ivan Turgenev, was renamed in honor of the Austro-Hungarian and Polish historian of Ukrainian origin Alexander Barvinsky. The street of the Soviet underground worker Zoya Kosmodemyanskaya was renamed the street of Sofia Galechko, a female officer of the legion of Ukrainian Sich Riflemen, created in Austria-Hungary during the First World War.
Also, the decision will affect the streets of Kurchatov, Kutuzov, lane Zhukovsky.
According to the website of the City Council, in general, as part of the de-Russification in Kyiv, 237 city objects have already been renamed.