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New York might appear in Ukraine: Regulation to be developed soon

Source : 112 Ukraine

In 2017, the MPs of the previous convocation attempted to rename Novhorodske settlement to New York
16:20, 4 February 2021

Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
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The Parliamentary Committee on Organization of Public Authority supported the renaming of Novhorodske settlement in Donetsk region to New York. The proper meeting took place on February 3.

The members of the parliament should develop and submit for the consideration of the Verkhovna Rada the draft regulation on renaming. They will also recommend to support the regulation at the session hall.

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In 2017, the MPs of the previous convocation attempted to rename Novhorodske to New York. However, in 2019, the bill was revoked. The necessity of renaming was explained by the historical name of the settlement.

New York's name officially appeared at the military maps of Ukraine in 1846 and New York village was put on the lists of the settlement of the Yekaterinoslav Governorate in 1859. At the beginning of the 20th century, the female gymnasium, school for poor, seven-year school and village council worked in the settlement.

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The village was renamed to Novhorodske in 1951, during the Soviet time. Currently, the settlement is situated near the front line in Donbas; there's railway station Fenolna next to it. It is unknown when the parliament will consider the renaming.

As we reported, a number of streets were renamed in Ukraine’s capital – Kyiv.

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