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 Kyiv to be freed from communist symbols before the Independence Day

The City Council has decided to demount communist symbols from the community owned buildings in the capital and replace them by the state symbols of Ukraine.

Censor.NET reports citing ZN.UA.

The decision was supported by 86 deputies.

"It has been determined that the communist symbols, which are the subjects to dismantling, are any images of the main state emblem of the former Soviet Union "Hammer and Sickle " as well as any images of Vladimir Lenin," the decision reads.

The City Council instructed the Department of Communal Property of the Kyiv City State Administration to make an inventory of the buildings and structures, which have communist symbols, before Constitution Day on June 28, and draw up schedule for their dismantling.

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All these symbols must be demounted before the Independence Day on Aug. 24 and the authorities in charge of such buildings shall ensure installation of state symbols of Ukraine at the expense of the city budget before March 31, 2016.

There were proposals voiced at a meeting of the City Council to start the process of getting rid from the communist symbols from the building of the City Hall.

It was also said that the emblem on the shield of "The Motherland" monument in the capital should be among the first to be dismantled.

It should be reminded that the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine adopted the Law "On the condemnation of the Communist and National Socialist (Nazi) totalitarian regimes in Ukraine and prohibition of propaganda of their symbols" April 9. The law has not yet been signed by the president.

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