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Saturday, August 19, 2017

The Ukrainian Parliament has renamed Kirovograd in honor of the playwright for his Russophobia


The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine by majority of votes supported the renaming of the city of Kirovograd. Now the regional center will bear the name of Kropivnitsky — in honor of the Ukrainian playwright and founder of the Ukrainian professional theater Mark Kropivnitskogo.


photo: ru.wikipedia.org

On the photo: Marko kropyvnyts’ky

“It is difficult to overestimate the artistic feat of the artist who created the Ukrainian theater in the conditions of persecution of the native language, the Russification of society,” – stated in the explanatory Memorandum to the bill, which was supported by 230 deputies.

That Kirovograd can rename Kropiwnicki was known in March of this year. The initiators recalled that living in the time of Imperial Russia playwright flatly refused to translate his works into Russian language.

Then the deputies of the city Assembly refused to return the settlement to its historic name Yelisavetgrad (so the city was called until 1924).

Meanwhile, in Ukraine, the ongoing wave of renaming of districts and populated points. Among the most notable were the renaming of Dnepropetrovsk in the Dnieper and rename Moscow Avenue in Kiev Bandera (in honor of the leader of the banned in Russia, the OUN Stepan Bandera).

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