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Saturday, January 20, 2018

The authorities of Zhitomir intend to rename the street Heroes of Stalingrad

After a year and a half after the beginning of a total “de-communization” of Zhytomyr city Council responded to the appeal of the Ukrainian Institute of national memory regarding the renaming of one of the most famous streets of the regional center. Present the street Heroes of Stalingrad, it is suggested to return the historical name of “street Theatre.”

In February 2016 the city of Zhytomyr was renamed 87 city streets; then Heroes of Stalingrad is all arranged, because do not fall in the “black list”.

The current “fever” aversion to “hated” the name is associated with a congregation situated on Heroes of Stalingrad, the Roman Catholic Church of St. John of Dukla. The Polish community, traditionally influential in the city, in turn, focuses on fresh statements by key politicians of the Republic of Poland on the “complicity” of the Soviet Union in the outbreak of the Second world war.

As published on the website of the Zhytomyr city Council of the draft decision the next session of the Executive body, after returning the street names “Theatre” numbering of buildings on it will remain unchanged.


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