Ukranian Village Renames Lenin Street In Honor Of The Beatles’ John Lennon

first_imgBeginning with “de-communization” legislation passed by the Ukrainian parliament last April, a small Southwestern town in the country has now changed the name of one its streets from “Lenin Street,” a reference to the early 20th century Russian Communist Party founder Vladimir Lenin, to “John Lennon Street,” an homage to the late, great founding member of The Beatles.Remembering The Beatles’ Momentuous Ed Sullivan Performance, On This Day In 1964The news came Wednesday out of the village of Kalyny from Hennadiy Moskal, the governor of the Transcarpathia, the province where Kalyny is located. Formerly of the old Soviet Union, Ukraine’s “de-communization” laws require the country’s local authorities to “rename geographic objects, such as streets, parks and bridges, whose names contained Soviet or Nazi symbols and propaganda.”Dave Grohl Performs Beautiful Cover Of The Beatles’ ‘Blackbird’ At The OscarsBesides the renaming of Lenin Street to John Lennon Street, governor Moskal has also changed the names of two other significant landmarks, including “Collective Farm Street” being renamed to “Tomas Masaryk Street” to recognize the Czechoslovakian president and Ukrainian sympathizer and the renaming of “Shchors Street” to “Viktor Markus Street” to honor a fallen Ukrainian soldier who died in the ongoing war between Ukrainian troops and pro-Russian separatists in the eastern part of the country.[H/T The World Post via Huffington Post]last_img

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