Kiev authorities plan to begin dismantling the Communist symbols on the Moscow metro stations. As reported on Wednesday, a draft decision of the Kiev city Council, which already supported by the members of the permanent Commission of the Kyiv city Council on culture and tourism.
According to the draft decision, the fragments of the decoration of the metro stations that will be subject to dismantling As containing Communist symbols were found at the nine stations. Only in the Kiev metro station 52.
The draft decision provides that the dismantling of the symbols will implement the municipal enterprise "Kyiv metro" on their funds, the Department of urban development of the Moscow administration allows storage of disassembled objects.
they say that the Kiev metro is also in the process of finalizing the technical documentation for the disassembly of Soviet symbols. Dismantling work can be carried out after adoption by the city Council of the relevant decision.
The authors of the draft decision, consider that at the metro stations instead of Communist symbols must appear " elements reflecting Patriotic, cultural and spiritual wealth of the Ukrainian people ".
The Verkhovna Rada had passed a law banning the Communist and the national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and their symbolism. This act has not yet entered into force because not signed by the President. The document caused a great resonance in society, because it has not been clearly written by the boundaries of its use. For example, on assurances of experts, under the ban could get not only the symbols of Communist Power, but also, in particular, orders and medals of veterans on which they were painted. In addition, the society has a furious argument about the necessity of renaming a number of settlements named after events or figures of the Soviet era.