Bronze five-pointed star on the spire of the building of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has replaced a Central figure of the heraldic coat of arms - "the Trident of Saint Volodymyr," said the head of Ukrainian Parliament Vladimir Groisman.
"On the Verkhovna Rada will now rise a Trident. Together with internal reform of Parliament, which must make the most efficient and closer to European models, and replaceable symbols of the previous totalitarian. Return back to dictatorship will not be ", - Groysman wrote on his page in Facebook. The Parliament building was built in 1939 and reconstructed in 1945-52 godich by architect Volodymyr Zabolotny, reports " information Agency ". In 1991, at the time of adoption of Act of independence of Ukraine from the building was lowered the national flag of the USSR and raised the blue-yellow, which was then approved in the form of government. Then in the space during reconstruction were gradually dismantled Soviet symbols: in 2001 from the facade were removed four decorative hammer and sickle, dismantled the sculpture of Lenin behind the podium, in the summer of 2008 from a hall have removed Communist symbols.