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Decommunization: Kyiv's Moskovsky Avenue will be called after Ukrainian nationalist Bandera

Decommunization: Kyiv's Moskovsky Avenue will be called after Ukrainian nationalist BanderaKyiv City State Council has renamed the city's Moskovsky Avenue, which will be called after Stepan Bandera (1909-1959), a leader of the Ukrainian nationalist and independence movement.

The decision was supported by 87 out of the 97 council members present at a Thursday meeting.

No one voted against the renaming, head of the Svoboda Party's faction in Kyiv City Council Yuriy Syrotyuk wrote on Facebook after the voting had taken place.

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The street named after Field Marshal of the Russian Empire Mikhail Kutuzov (Kutuzova Street) in Kyiv's Pechersk district was renamed after General of the Ukrainian People's Army (UNR) Oleksa Almazov, 1886-1936 (Henerala Almazova Street). The lane named after Kutuzov was renamed after Ukrainian writer, journalist, poet Yevhen Hutsalo, 1937-1995 (Yevhena Hutsala Street).

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What is more, the street after Russian military leader and national hero Alexander Suvorov was renamed after Supreme Commander of the Ukrainian Galician Army (UHA) and of the Army of the Ukrainian National Republic Mykhailo Omelianovych-Pavlenko, 1878-1952 (Mykhaila Omelianovycha-Pavlenka Street).
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