They want to rename the Novgorodskoe village in the Bakhmutsky district of the Donetsk region to New York.
This was announced on Wednesday, February 3, by the UNIAN agency with reference to the Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on the organization of state power, local government, regional development and urban planning.
According to the chairman of the committee, a deputy from the Servant of the People party Andriy Klochko, the Donetsk Regional Civil-Military Administration came up with the initiative to rename the village to New York. When discussing this issue, the parliament noted that New York is the historical name of the village until 1951, writes NSN.
According to the website kp.ru, about 10 thousand people currently live in the village of Novgorodskoye. On the territory of the village there are the Phenolnaya railway station, as well as the Dzerzhinsky phenol plant.
As the TV channel notes, the settlement of New York was founded in the 18th century on the territory of Eastern Ukraine by the Mennonite Germans. They were invited to Russia by Catherine II, writes REGNUM. She also allocated this land for them to settle. In the nineteenth century, the land in the area of this village was received by the Golitsyn family, the TV channel “360” notes.
In July 2020, Rossiyskaya Street in Kiev was renamed in honor of Yuri Litvinsky, a serviceman who died in Donbass.
The Ukrainian authorities began to rename streets, squares and squares in 2015 after the adoption of a law prohibiting the propaganda of Soviet symbols. In April 2019, the head of the Ukrainian Institute of Memory Volodymyr Vyatrovich announced the development of a bill, according to which legal entities popularizing the Russian Empire will have to change their names.