Authorities in the Ukrainian city of Kotovsk said the contest for the new Name of the city, the proper order was signed on the last working day of the week the head of the city administration Anatoly Ivanov.
"The name of the city is expected to change in Accordance with the adopted legislative act banning Communist symbols. Proposals will be accepted up to fifteen September, ? reports the words of the head of the news Agency.
Ivanov tried to convince the residents and employees of factories to participate in the competition, saying that the winner will be rewarded ? 5 thousand Hryvnia (about $ 200). It is noted that in the hall there was disagreement between supporters of the return of the city's historic name of Ursula and those who offer in order to save to maintain the Name, but change the character, after whom it is named. Instead of the legendary red army commander in the form of symbol of the city they offer a Belarusian priest Basil Kotovich. The city of Kotovsk named in honor of Soviet military leader, the Civil war Grigory Kotovsky (1881-1925). In the city is the Museum and the mausoleum containing the body of the legendary corps commander that the locals hid during the Nazi occupation, in order to preserve for posterity. In April, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law prohibiting public use and propaganda of the Communist and national socialist symbols in the country, as well as recognizing these criminal regimes. After the entry into force of the new law on decommunization in Ukraine have the opportunity to be renamed 25 cities. Among the candidates for renaming in 2009 was the city of Artemivsk (Donetsk and Luhansk region), Dzerzhinsk, which it was proposed that the Name of the Shcherbynivka. The Authorities also have plans to rename the city of Dnipropetrovsk and Kirovohrad.