Recently, the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory summarized the decommunisation reform of 2016. According to released data, for over a year Ukrainians chose new names for 51493 streets and 987 towns and villages, demounted 1320 monuments to Lenin and 1069 to other totalitarian idols.
The reform not only returned historical names to many streets, towns and villages all over Ukraine but also integrated the Ukrainian society into a public debate.
Along with bringing back historical names, Ukrainians honored the deeds of the defenders of Ukraine, which they performed while repulsing the Russian armed aggression. Thus, in various parts of our country streets named after reconnaissance men began to appear, in particular Yevhen Podolianchuk Str., Andrii Nazarenko Str., Oleksii Volokhov Str., Yurii Olefirenko Str., Dmytro Prydatko Str., Serhii Hryshyn Str., Maksym Benderov Str., Serhii Sienchev Str., Oleksandr Kushniruk Str., Volodymyr Dovhaniuk Str. and Oleksandr Romanenko Str.
Heroes never die, they live for as long as we them remember!
You can find more information on the institute’s site.