“From now on, Ukrainian laws will not mention the victories of the Great October Socialist Revolution, the President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky signed the law On the de-Sovietization of legislation,” the parliamentarian wrote on Facebook.
Stefanchuk specified that “the programs developed by the Communist Party” will also be ignored, as well as “almost 1,200 acts of the state and government bodies of the former Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and the Socialist Republic of Ukraine” will be eliminated.
The Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada detailed that a process of decommunization was carried out in Ukraine earlier, which required the adoption of a set of laws that came into force on May 21, 2015.
As a refusal to the forgetfulness of history and its beginnings as a nation by the authorities in Kiev, last February 22, the President of Russia, Vladimir Putin, affirmed in a speech addressed to the Russian people that Ukraine was founded as a state thanks to the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin.
According to the president, Lenin sought at that time “to satisfy all the growing ambitions of nationalists on the outskirts of the former empire” and “to grant the new and often arbitrarily formed administrative units – Soviet republics – large territories”.
The USSR was founded in December 1922 after the merger of Russia, Transcaucasia, Ukraine and Belarus.