In Dnepropetrovsk, according to the decree of the Kyiv contemplating how best to name the city

In the regional center of Dnepropetrovsk Oblast of Ukraine - Dnipropetrovsk began voting for the renaming of the city. It is reported by the press service of the City Council.

Residents of the city can vote for one of the proposed options: Dneproslav, Dnepr, Sicheslav, Dnepropetrovsk, Dnepr, Dnepropol, Kodak, Kodak or New Svyatoslav. As of July 26, the most votes won the name of the Dnepr (44.7%), which has become commonly used in local lingo. So far, about a thousand people voted. “If you have any other suggestions on renaming the city, they must submit a written application addressed to and. About. Mayor with the obligatory justification of the new name,” - reported in the City Council. In addition, the August 13, 2015 held a public hearing on the issue of renaming the city.

Recall, the city was originally conceived as the third capital of the Russian Empire, after Moscow and St. Petersburg. Its original name - LOTS, the city was two periods: from 1776 to 1797 and from 1802 to 1926. In 1926 the town was renamed Dnepropetrovsk. The name is formed from the name of the river (Dnipro), where the city, and the names of the Soviet party and state leader (GI Petrovsky), who started his career here.

Changing the name of the city associated with the adoption of Kiev in April 2015 law on the so-called “de-communization” in Ukraine, according to which the Communist ideology and symbols are prohibited.

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