According to the Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko, the deputies took the experience of the Ministry of Culture and Information Policy and registered the corresponding bill.
Tkachenko also said that he would continue to work with deputies on a broader law to further get rid of the “totalitarian past” in Ukraine.
Recall that the dismantling of monuments related to Soviet history, as well as the renaming of streets, began in Ukraine in 2015, when a decommunization law was passed. Since then, more than 2,500 Soviet monuments have been dismantled, 987 settlements and 52,000 streets have been renamed.
After the start of a special military operation, the Ukrainian authorities again intensified the fight against Russian and Soviet heritage. Now the process has been openly called derussification.
In recent months, hundreds of streets and avenues, dozens of cities and towns have lost their historical names, and some cultural sites associated with Russia have been completely destroyed. A new wave of de-Russification affected not only military monuments, but also monuments to poets, writers, scientists and politicians.