Dec 20, 2022
By Jane Brown
In Ukraine, efforts are being accelerated to erase Soviet and Russian influence from public spaces by pulling down monuments and renaming hundreds of streets to honour instead Ukrainian artists, poets, soldiers and independence leaders.
A Kyiv street named for philosopher Friedrich Engels will now honour Ukrainian avant-garde poet Bohdan-Ihor Antonych.
Heroes who fell in this year’s war are also being honoured.
The change is happening not just in Kyiv, but in other parts of Ukraine.
A bust of 19th-century Russian writer Alexander Pushkin has also been pulled down in the city of Dnipro.