Director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory Volodymyr Vyatrovych declares that the process of decommunization in Ukraine has actually been completed. This he said in an interview with Radio Liberty.
"Decommunization in the context of the deprivation of the symbols of totalitarian regime has actually been completed, we have renamed settlements - about a thousand, almost all of them. I say "almost" because after the renaming we have 9 or 10 non-obvious Communist names, nevertheless they fall under the law about decommunization," Vyatrovych said.
According to him, almost all the monuments to Lenin were dismantled in Ukraine.
"There are about 2,500 monuments not only to Lenin but also to other Communist leaders, but we can not say that this is exactly everything, because a significant part of these monuments is simply not mentioned in any records. So we can react only on the fact of revealing these monuments," said Vyatrovych.
Note that the Verkhovna Rada in April 2015 adopted a government bill to condemn the communist and Nazi totalitarian regimes, banned their propaganda and symbols. According to the law, the symbols and propaganda of Nazism, National Socialism, their values, any activity of Nazi, fascist groups in Ukraine are prohibited.