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President signs law on de-Sovietization of Ukrainian legislation

KYIV. May 6 (Interfax-Ukraine) – President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky signed the law on the de-Sovietization of the legislation of Ukraine, Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada Ruslan Stefanchuk has said.

"Well, now in the legislation of Ukraine there is no mention of the "victories of the Great October Socialist Revolution;" there is no desire to put into practice "Lenin’s ideas of building a communist society;" there are no references to programs developed by the Communist Party; there is no priority in the rights of Komsomol members, communists and other "comrades;" almost 1,200 acts of state authorities and administration of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and the Ukrainian SSR have been "cleaned up," Stefanchuk wrote on Facebook on Friday.

He said that according to the law, the Cabinet of Ministers was instructed to carry out a similar de-Sovietization at its level in the near future, as well as to prepare new Labor Code, the Housing Code and the Code of Administrative Violations.

"Together we have done what MPs could not do over the previous 30 years of independence," the chairman of parliament said.