Kyiv City Council Renames Moscow Bridge to North Bridge

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According to the press service of the City Council, Moscow Bridge has been renamed to North Bridge.

Vanda Vasylevska street in the Shevchenkivskyi District, was renamed to Bohdan Hawrylyshyn street. The Henri Barbusse street was renamed to Vasyl Tyutyunnik street, and Panfilovtsi Lane to the Job Boretsky Lane.

Also, the City Council deputies returned the historical names to the Komsomolskyi Masyv and the Chapaivka Microdistrict. Now, they will be called the Pivnichno-Brovarskyi Masyv and the Vita-Lytovska Microdistrict. The Siedovtsi street in the Pecherskyi District was also given back its pre-Soviet name, Omelyutinskaya.

The authorities around Kyiv and Ukraine have been renaming streets and monuments back to their historical Ukrainian names, or giving them new names, instead of continuing to use their Soviet names. This is an attempt by Ukraine to distance itself from its Soviet past.