List of streets renamed due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine

This is a list of streets renamed due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine. Following the invasion, One Philosophy consulting group together with Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs launched a campaign called "Ukraine Street", which calls for nations to change the name of the streets where the Russian embassy or consulate is located on to "Ukraine Street". Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba called the campaign part of an effort to "isolate Russia and de-Putinize the world."[1] In addition, Ukraine has been conducting a campaign of Derussification, removing names of streets and plazas associated with Russian and Soviet history and replacing them with Ukrainian names.

History

Malta has rejected the request to rename streets. The spokesperson of the local council of San Ġwann, Malta, where the Russian embassy is located, refused attempts of renaming as it would force residents of the street to change their addresses.[1] The naming committee of Stockholm Municipality also opposed calls to rename the street outside the Russian embassy "Zelensky-gatan" (Zelensky Street). Its chairperson Olle Zetterberg cited the fact that Stockholm streets are usually not named after a living person, and that there is no "good reason" to reject the current name.[2]

The Netherlands stated that it would cost too much, and would cost much hassle and objections.[3] In Zaandam, in the Netherlands, some citizens changed some street names by themself by adding stickers on street signs; but were removed.[4] The same happened in a street in Prague, in the Czech Republic.[5]

As a consequence of support to Ukraine from various countries, streets have also been renamed in Ukraine in their honor.[6]

List

Country City Location New name Date Status Detail Reference(s)
 Albania Tirana Rruga Donika Kastrioti
(Donika Kastrioti Street)
Rruga Ukraina e Lirë
(Free Ukraine Street)
7 March 2022 Official The street runs by the Russian, Ukrainian, Serbian and Kosovan embassies [7][8]
 Norway Oslo An intersection on Drammensveien Ukrainas plass
(Ukraine Square)
8 March 2022 Official The street runs by the Russian embassy [9]
 Lithuania Vilnius Section of Latvių gatvė Ukrainos Didvyrių gatvė
(Ukrainian Heroes’ Street)
10 March 2022 Official The street runs by the Russian embassy [10][11]
 Latvia Riga Section of Antonijas iela (Antonijas Street) Ukrainas neatkarības iela
(Ukrainian Independence Street)
10 March 2022 Official The street runs by the Russian embassy [12][11]
 Canada Toronto Section of St. Clair Avenue Free Ukraine Square 20 March 2022 Honorary The street runs by the Russian Consulate [13]
 Czech Republic Prague Section of Korunovační (Coronation) Ukrajinských hrdinů
(Ukrainian Heroes)
24 March 2022 Official The street runs by the Russian embassy [14]
 Czech Republic Prague Bridge between Prague 6 and Prague 7 Skakunův most
(Skakun Bridge)
24 March 2022 Official Previously unnamed bridge over a railway, between streets 'Ukrajinských hrdinů' and the rest of 'Korunovační'. [14]
 Spain Fuentes de Andalucía Various Various 10 April 2022 Temporary For two weeks, the city is renamed "Ucrania" (Ukraine). Sixteen streets and plazas are renamed after Ukrainian cities, including Kyiv, Mariúpol, Jarkov, Jerson and Odessa, along with other areas experiencing conflicts. [15][16]
 Iceland Reykjavík on the corner of Garðastræti and Túngata Kænugarður - Kýiv-torg
(Kænugarður/Kyiv Square)
April 27 2022 Official The square is located on the corner of Garðastræti and Túngata, amid a row of embassies, including Russia’s. [17]
 Ukraine Fontanka [ru; uk] Mayakovsky Street Boris Johnson Street Not yet applied Planned; issue ordered Named in honor of Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, for his and the United Kingdom's help to Ukraine during the Russian invasion. [6][18]
 Sweden Stockholm next to the Russian embassy Fria Ukrainas plats
(Place of Free Ukraine)
April 29 2022 Official [19]
 Poland Krakow square in front of the Russian Consulate General Free Ukraine Square April 13 2022 Official [20]
 Poland Poznan near the St. Roch Bridge Skweru Obrońców Ukrainy 2022
(Defenders of Ukraine 2022 Square)
April 5 2022 Official [21]
 Poland Gdansk Wrzeszcz district Plaza of Heroic Mariupol April 28 2022 Official The area in Gdańsk’s Wrzeszcz district, not far from the Russian Consulate General. [22]
 Poland Gdynia in the center of the city Plac Wolnej Ukrainy
(Free Ukraine Square)
April 28 2022 Official [23]
 Bulgaria Sofia In front of the Russian Embassy Алея "Героите на Украйна"
(The Heroes of Ukraine Pathway)
September 9 2022 Official The pathway runs by the Russian Embassy [24][25]
 Ukraine Kyiv
Darnytskyi District
Karl Marx Street Johann Wolfgang Goethe Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Kronstadtska Street Volodymyr Rybak Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Slavhorodska Street Denys Antipov Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Kyiv
Holosiivskyi District
Zhigulyvska Street Beskydska Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Maykopska Street Hetmanska Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Burmystenka Street Orihuvatska Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Generala Rodymtseva Street Horikhuvatskyi Shlach Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Akademik Vilyamsa Street Stepan Rudnytskyi Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
General Dovator Street Kateryna Hrushevska Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Akademika Kostychev Street Professor Balinsky Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Smolna Street Brativ Chuchupakiv Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Amurska Square Vasylkivska Square 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Kyiv
Shevchenkivskyi District
Nekrasivska Street Ivan Drach Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Pushkinska Street Yevhen Chikalenko Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Muromska Street Volodymyr Zhabotynskyi Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Borys Zhitkova Street Brativ Malakovy Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Krasnodarska Street Golda Meir Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Chaplyhina Street Akademik Ivakhnenko Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Chaplygin's Lane Akademik Ivakhnenko's Lane 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Kyiv
Dniprovskyi District
Astrakhanska Street Kastusya Kalinovskyi Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Kyiv
Desnianskyi District
Karl Marx Street Oleksiy Kurinny Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Makarenka Street Klymenta Kvitka Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Kyiv
Solomianskyi District
Bagrationa Street Maksym Levin Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Martyrosyan Street Serhiy Berehovoy Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Moskovskii Lane Pavla Li Lane 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Kyiv
Podilskyi District
Brestska Street Franciska Skoryny Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Odoevsky Street Byron Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Oleksandr Bestuzhev Lane Kuzma Skryabin Lane 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Kyiv
Svyatoshynskyi District
General Vitruka Street Aviakonstrukturska Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Boulevard Romain Rolland Boulevard Jules Verne 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Garshina Street Vasyla Stefanyk Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Zholudeva Street Oleksandr Makhova Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Kulibina Street René Descartes Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Petra Chaadaev Street Dmytro Chyzhevsky Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Feodora Pushina Street Orest Vaskula Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Heroes of Brest Square Chornobayivska Square 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Yakutska Street Rodyna Bunge Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Kyiv
Obolonskyi District
Marshal Tymoshenko Street Levka Lukyanenko Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Novikova-Pryboya Street Iryna Zhilenko Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Klara Zetkin Street Dniprovoi Chaika Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Kyiv
Pecherskyi District
Glazunova Street Dmytro Godzenka Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Liza Chaikina Street Olena Stepaniv Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Oleksandr Matrosov Street General Kulchytskyi Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]
Chihorina Street Dmytro Doroshenko Street 28 October 2022 Official [26]

See also

References

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  4. ^ Bewoners in Zaandam maken statement: Russische Buurt omgedoopt tot 'Oekraïense Buurt'
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  19. ^ Reuters, News (29 April 2022). "Sweden names park next to Russian embassy Place of Free Ukraine". Reuters. {{cite news}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  20. ^ Ukraine Street https://uastreet.world/ {{citation}}: External link in |newspaper= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  21. ^ "Poznań has two new squares – Defenders of Ukraine 2022 and the Great Orchestra of Christmas Charity", Polish News, 5 April 2022
  22. ^ "Poland's Gdańsk names plaza after Ukraine's Mariupol", Polskie Radio, 29 April 2022
  23. ^ Ukraine Street https://uastreet.world/ {{citation}}: External link in |newspaper= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
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  25. ^ "Алея "Героите на Украйна" ще има пред руското посолство в София". Mediapool.bg (in Bulgarian). Retrieved 2022-09-14.
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