"Countering the aggressor's cultural propaganda": Ismail Gasprinsky street appeared in Kyiv instead of Sormovska

Ukrainian News
Muarrir
09 September 2022, 15:25
Фото: Національний технічний університет України "Київський політехнічний інститут імені Ігоря Сікорського"
Muarrir
09 September 2022, 15:25

More than 40 city objects were renamed in Kyiv, the names of which are related to the Russian Federation and its satellites. This was reported by the press service of the Kyiv City State Administration. Such decisions regarding renaming were made on September 8 at a plenary session of the Kyiv City Council.

In particular, Sormovska street in the Darnytsky district will bear the name of the famous Crimean Tatar educator, writer, and public figure Ismail Gasprinsky.

"In the process of de-Russification of urban objects in the capital, more than 40 streets, alleys, squares, boulevards, and avenues were renamed, the names of which are related to the Russian Federation and its satellites", the message of the KCSA states.

According to Volodymyr Bondarenko, Deputy Mayor and Secretary of the Kyiv City Council, it is necessary to complete the process of de-Russification in the capital once and for all and to remove hostile toponyms from the city map.

"We oppose the cultural propaganda of the aggressor and perpetuate the memory of famous public figures, Heroes, and important events in the history of Ukraine. By the end of September, a vote will be held to rename the rest of the streets, alleys, boulevards, avenues, and squares", Bondarenko emphasized.

Sovmovska Street has had its name since 1955, in honor of Sormov, a historical district of Nizhny Novgorod in Russia. Consideration of the issue of renaming streets in honor of Ismail Gasprinsky and Amet-Khan Sultan (now Kostiantyn Zaslonova Street) has been going on for more than a year. Both streets are located in the Darnytsky district of Kyiv. Sormovska and Kostiantyn Zaslonov streets cross streets named after the famous cities of Crimea – Simferopolska, Yalta, and Sevastopolska.