The name of the village in Donetsk region was returned to New York

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The Verkhovna Rada adopted the draft resolution No. 5081 “On renaming the urban-type settlement Novgorodskoe, Bakhmutskiy district, Donetsk region.” The document was supported by 301 MPs.

According to the decree, the town of Novgorodskoe in Donetsk region was named New York.

The profile committee supported the draft resolution back in February this year. The submission to rename was submitted by the Donetsk Regional Civil-Military Administration. During the discussion, it was noted that New York is the historical name of the village, which was used until 1951.

At the same time, the Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance believes that the return of the historical name New York deserves full support, since it is based on the provision of Article 5 of the Law of Ukraine “On Geographical Names”, according to which the renaming of geographical objects is carried out, in particular, in the case of “necessary return to individual geographical objects of their historical names ”. Also, the Institute points out that the renaming by the Presidium of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine on October 19, 1951 New York to the village. Novgorodskoe was dictated by the political and ideological considerations of the Communist Party.