What’s in a name? Ukraine plans to rename streets linked to Russia

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By Max Hunder (Reuters) – A number of Ukrainian cities plan to rename streets and squares associated with Russia under a process of “derussification” following Moscow’s invasion. A day after the dismantling of a huge Soviet-era monument in Kyiv that was meant to symbolise friendship between Russia and Ukraine, the city council said on Wednesday it had compiled a list of 467 locations that could be considered for renaming. They included a central square named after 19th century writer Leo Tolstoy and a street named Russia‚Äôs Lake Baikal. A road named after Minsk, the capital of close Russian all…

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