The avenue in Kharkiv cannot be named after the Soviet Marshal Georgy Zhukov, since it falls under the law on decommunization. Anton Drobovych, director of the Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, said this, Interfax-Ukraine reported.
“It definitely cannot be named after Zhukov, since his name falls under decommunization. I really hope that there will be no problems with this and Kharkiv local authorities will resolve this issue,” Drobovych said.
According to him, General Petro Hryhorenko, after whom the avenue was named earlier, is a heroic figure, a man who has done a lot for state-building.
As we reported before, Kharkiv City Council sued the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance. The Mayor's office asks the court to ban the penal correction unit from "interfering" in the work of the city government.
It is noted that the reason for the lawsuit was the Institute of National Remembrance reaction to the attempts to rename Petro Hryhorenko Avenue to Marshal Georgy Zhukov, the erection of a monument to the Soviet military leader, as well as a memorial plaque to the honorary citizen of Kharkiv, KGB General Yuriy Shramko.