Thursday, July 14 2016 19:45 EEST
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Ukrainian parliament renames Kirovograd
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On July 14, the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine supported the decision to rename the city of Kirovograd in Kropyvnytskyi. 238 deputies voted for the resolution No. 4222.

In addition, the deputies adopted a resolution № 4907 'On renaming of some settlements in Mykolaiv, Odessa, Kharkiv regions and the Kominternovskiy district of Odessa region.'

Thus, the Kominternovskiy district of Odessa region was renamed in the Limanskiy district.

The Verkhovna Rada’s speaker Andriy Parubiy is sure that the matter of decommunization shouldn’t raise any controversies.

'Decommunization is a matter where we should stand shoulder to shoulder. It is a matter of national dignity. This is a matter that should unite the Verkhovna Rada,' the head of the Parliament said.

Kirovograd was renamed in honor of Ukrainian playwright Marko Kropyvnytsky, the founder of the first theatre for children in Europe.

The city could be renamed in Yelisavetgrad or Ingulsk.

As reported earlier by 1492news.com, Kyiv city council renames Moskovsky Avenue into Bandera Avenue. 

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