Communist symbolism dismantled in Kyiv metro, said on Thursday the press-service of city administration.
in may, the Kyiv city Council decided to dismantle the Communist symbols from public buildings, it is known as the Ukrainian national symbols. The Communist symbols to be dismantled, are any main image of the state emblem of the former Soviet Union hammer and sickle, as well as the image of Vladimir Lenin.
"Capital metro conducts work according to the decision of Kyiv city Council" On the replacement of Communist symbols on buildings and structures that belong To communal property of the territorial community of Kyiv city ", - is informed in the report of the authorities.
for example, cast bronze curtain rods in the Central hall of the station "Palace Ukraine" removed the words "Communism" and the stars between the words " Peace, labour, freedom, equality, fraternity ". In addition, removed the bas-relief of the hammer and sickle with the door of the cable compartment at the station " Vokzalnaya ". Also closed a mosaic mural "Soldier" and two of coinage "Star of the red army and the Soviet army" at the station " Palace Ukraine ".
"in regard to this station, similar to the experience we had at the" Theatre ", where he currently hosts the project " 3D scene ". We are open to all suggestions image at the station " Palace of Ukraine ", - said the press Secretary of the Kiev metro Natalia Makogon.
before the Verkhovna Rada adopted a law banning " the Communist and the national socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and their symbolism. 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.