Fifty thousand in the streets and squares, 900 settlements have been renamed by the authorities of Ukraine in 2015 in the fight against the Communist and Nazi past. These data are presented in the report, published by Ukraine at the UN Conference on the standardization of geographical names. About it reports TASS.
The law “About the condemnation of the Communist and national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes and prohibiting propaganda of their symbols” was approved by Parliament two years ago. According to this law, the country is forbidden to name geographical objects names of Soviet statesmen, also names should not be mentions of the USSR, the Ukrainian SSR and other Soviet republics, as well as activities of the CPSU and the anniversary of the October revolution.
According to the report, Ukraine was restored over 300 historic names of localities, 70 of which — “tribute to the cultural heritage of indigenous peoples and national minorities of Ukraine such as Crimean Tatars, Bulgarians, Greeks and Jews.”
In the framework of the “de-communisation” of Ukraine was compiled a list of 520 historical figures whose activities are subject to the law. Also demolished approximately 1,500 monuments to Lenin.