Beatles' Lennon gets street named after him in Ukraine

23:50, 02 March 2016
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A street in one rural western Ukrainian village is being renamed after famous Beatles singer John Lennon, according to Ukraine Today.

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The international star's name was chosen, nine months after President Poroshenko approved a law ordering dozens of towns, villages and regions to change their Soviet-era names, Ukraine Today reports.

The decree was signed by the current governor of Zakarpattia region Hennadiy Moskal on March 2, according to his official website.

The said street is located in the village of Kalyna, home to fewer than 6,000 people but a growing hotspot for green tourism, according to one travel agency.

Read alsoOver 800 monuments to Lenin toppled in UkraineSurprisingly, it's not the first time John Lennon's name has been used in Ukraine's decommunization drive. Last month, local government chiefs decided to use "John Lennon Square" instead of "Soviet Square" in the town of Izyum, Kharkiv region.

Then, officials said they were confident more tourists would descend on the area as a result of the name change, newspaper Vesti reported.

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