Ukrainian Institute of national remembrance published a List, which includes 520 historical figures, whose activities are subject to the law of decommunization and for this reason their names must disappear from geographical names.
first, the Institute has applied to the mayor of Kiev Vitali Klitschko with the petition to dismantle more than 100 monuments of the Soviet period.
"on the Internet representative office of the Institute of national remembrance published a List of the names of the persons holding the positions of head of the Communist party, the highest authorities and management of the USSR, the Ukrainian SSR and other Soviet Union or Autonomous republics, the Employees of the Cheka-GPU-NKVD-KGB, as well as leaders of the Communist party, the October revolution of 1917. Also under the decommunization of those who established the Soviet power in Ukraine, persecuted the participants of the struggle for independence of Ukraine in XX century ", - stated in Wednesday on the Internet representation of the institution.
As noted, streets and other toponyms named after them, must be renamed before 21 November 2015.
Among the names of historical figures, whose names have fallen under the ban, - the authors of the Communist ideology of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, Vladimir Lenin, the Minister of foreign Affairs of the USSR Vyacheslav Molotov, the head of the CPSU Leonid Brezhnev, the Soviet generals Semyon Budyonny, Kliment Voroshilov, the leaders of the Communist parties of different countries of the world, the writer Arkady Gaidar. The list can be expanded.
The national memory Institute of Ukraine is Executive body, was established under President Viktor Yushchenko. The objective of the Institute is realization of state policy in the sphere of revival and preservation of the national memory of the Ukrainian people. Authorized Institute Also participated in the creation of the law on decommunization.
in may in Ukraine entered into force adopted by the Verkhovna Rada the law " about the condemnation of the Communist and Nazi regimes ", for example, prohibiting propaganda of Soviet symbols. The legislative act Also prohibited the public use of symbols of the Communist regime. The document caused a great resonance in society, because it had not clearly written the boundaries of its use. The authorities promised to amend the law changes and to remove inaccuracies.