Saturday, September 17, 2005

According to Ukraina Moloda (in Ukrainian), the Kyiv City Council is planning to rename a very obscure and very gloomy Mashynobudivna/Mashynostroitelnaya (Machine-Building) Street - located somewhere near the Bolshevik Factory - into Georgy Gongadze Street.

Before it occurs, though, they have to decide "who would be responsible for producing and hanging new street signs, who and how fast would be re-registering people living on that street and transportation registered there, as well as how much money would be allotted from the city budget."

As Tatyana Korobova writes in Obozrevatel (in Russian), "if you find [this street] without breaking your neck, you'll understand how much our officials value their own honor and the memory of Gongadze."

1 comment:

  1. i've heard about this intent some time back.. Neeka, you're right--this street is hardly more picturesque than a famous Industrial'na ..

    Though there is certain exaggeration to say that M. is on an city margin (as it was claimed by some medias), as proof to Korobova's writing: once in 2000 i was asked to deliver something to Mashynobudivna 4 address. We've spent 2hrs wandering to and fro with my companion, crossing Industrial'na several times, asking aborygens--with no luck, we gave up assuming there was no such number on that awesome street ..

    09.18.05 - 10:51 pm