AUTHOR: Mykola MYKHAILUTSA
Danubius, XXXV - Supliment, Galaţi, 2017, pp. 109-116.
The issue is considered in the discourse of decommunization/ renaming in Ukraine and, in particular, in Odesa region after the events of the Revolution of Dignity and the adoption of laws on decommunization in 2015. Against the background of the retrospective into the history of World War II, the methods of “decommunization” of the society under occupation are shown. Modern Ukrainian authorities have made significant gains in decommunizing through renaming cities, settlements, streets and squares, which is the mental release of ordinary Ukrainians from the ideological dependence of the past.