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Occupiers considering renaming Mariupol City Council

Tuesday, 26 July 2022, 14:20
Occupiers considering renaming Mariupol  City Council

UKRAINSKA PRAVDA — TUESDAY, 26 JULY 2022, 14:20

The Russian invaders have spread information about the possible renaming of the occupied city of Mariupol and about the holding of a so-called "referendum".

Source: Mariupol City Council, on Telegram; Petro Andriushchenko, the mayor’s adviser, on Telegram

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Details: According to the City Council, the Russians are considering the option of renaming Mariupol to Zhdanov [Andrei Zhdanov was born in Mariupol, was a Soviet politician; Mariupol was named Zhdanov from 1948 to 1989, as part of the practice of renaming cities after Communist leaders]. 

Quote from Andriushchenko: "In an interview with the occupiers, the head of the association of veterans of the Afghan war, Vasyl Turianytsa, said that along with holding a pseudo-referendum, the Russian authorities are considering renaming Mariupol to Zhdanov. ‘Logical’, what else can one say?"

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