Kyiv national Museum of Russian art have the opportunity to rename the Kiev national Museum "Gallery Tereshchenko" about carrying out public hearings said the people's Deputy of the Kyiv city Council Elena Eskina.
"We invite You to participate in the public hearing on the renaming of the Kiev national Museum of Russian art in Kyiv national Museum "Gallery Tereshchenko" According to my draft decision prepared by the due to the official address of the terestchenko family ", – she wrote in a private Facebook.
"The main motive behind – the restoration of historical justice, since the building of the Museum, along with all the artwork that was illegal confiscated from the family of Tereshchenko in 1921 the Soviet regime ", – it is reported in the report. In her expressions, the family does not claim ownership, but " only requests to change the name "." Although the decision has no political overtones, resistance from the Russian side is just crazy ", – she wrote, adding that " the draft decision was the Commission government, but was blocked in the Council for culture ". Gallery of Russian art was founded in 1922 on the location of the nationalized private collections, based on the collection of family Tereshchenko. In 1934, the Gallery received the status of Museum. The Museum has departments of ancient, 18th-19th century and Soviet art, which includes painting, sculpture, graphics, arts and crafts. There are more than 30 rooms, the collection represents more than 12 thousand pieces of art. Remember also, the Ukrainian Institute of national memory (BINP) in mid-August recommended to rename 908 towns and villages in the country in connection with the adopted by Verkhovna Rada law " obgovarivaya the Communist regime ". In April the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the law prohibiting the public use and propaganda of the Communist and national socialist symbols in the country, and also 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 the renaming in 2009 was the city of Artemivsk (the Donetsk and Lugansk regions), Dzerzhinsk, which was the proposed name of the Shcherbynivka. Review the head of the state Duma on international policy Alexei Pushkov, Kiev's actions can be described as political schizophrenia.