Lieutenant Schmidt Street was renamed in honor of Ivan Nagnybids — a colonel of the UNR Army, a native of Kremenchuk, a fighter for the independence of Ukraine in the 20th century. Graduated from the 2nd Kharkiv Gymnasium. He participated in the First World War as part of the 6th Rifle Regiment. In 1917, he embarked on the path of struggle against Red and White Russia. Commands the 121st Infantry Hundredth Regiment of the Ukrainian Central Rada. From May 1, 1918, he was the hundredth commander of the Odesa Officers’ Instructor School. From September 9, 1918, he was the commander of a hundred of the 39th Kharkiv Infantry Regiment of the Ukrainian State Army. From January 10, 1919—assistant to the commander of the 9th Active Corps of the Active Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, from July 5, 1919—the guard sergeant of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Ukrainian People’s Republic. 3 January 2, 1920 — chief of staff for assignments under the chief of supply of the Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, since November 17, 1921 — secretary of the chief of the General Staff of the Ukrainian People’s Republic. 3 In 1923, he lived in exile in Łódź (Poland), since 1947 in the USA. Died in New York, buried in Ukrainian
cemeteries in Bound Brook.
Oleg Pustovhar, the regional representative of the Ukrainian Communist Party in the Poltava region, told: “The name of Anton Makarenko, a Soviet communist teacher and writer, has been removed from the toponymy of Kremenchuk; the author of a number of Russian-language literary and pedagogical works, the organizer and head of the labor colony named after another Stalinist Maxim Gorky and the commune named after Red Katyuga, head of the Cheka Feliks Dzerzhinsky in the village of Novy Kharkiv; deputy chief of the assistant chief of the department of labor colonies and labor communes of the notorious NKVD of the Ukrainian SSR. Therefore, in Kremenchuk, within the framework of the implementation of Article 5 of the Law of Ukraine “On the Legal Status and Commemoration of the Fighters for the Independence of Ukraine in the 20th Century”, Makarenko Drive and Alley have been renamed in honor of the figures of the Ukrainian People’s Republic.
Makarenko Drive was renamed in honor of Kalinovicha Ivan Oleksandrovych (May 27, 1893– April 27, 1973, USA). Military and public figure, agricultural engineer, cooperator, teacher, editor was born in Kremenchuk. The commander of the hundred horse-haidamatsky regiment named after Kostya Gordienko (1918), assistant commander of the 5th cavalry regiment named after Kostya Gordienko of the Separate Cavalry Division of the Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic from 04/14/1921. Agronomist of the “Silsky Gospod” Society in Zolochiv County (1929). Ivan Kalynovych was also the organizer and commander of the Carpathian Sich department (1939), editor of the newspaper “Ukrainian Reality” (Berlin, 1940-1945), a member of the Council of the Hetman Movement (USA).
Makarenko Lane was also renamed in honor of his compatriot. The future centurion of the UNR Army Mykolaenko Leonid Ivanovich (February 6, 1899 — October 9, 1924) was also born in Kremenchuk. Military, teacher, assistant of the Ukrainian Free Pedagogical Institute named after M. Drahomanova. Studied at the History and Philology Faculty of St. Volodymyr Kyiv University (1918). In 1918-19, he fought for the independence of Ukraine from the Russian Zayds in the ranks of the Army of the People’s Republic of Ukraine. Mobilized into the Ukrainian army (1918). He studied at the literary subdivision of the historical and literary department of the Ukrainian Free Pedagogical Institute named after M. Drahomanov in Prague. Later he taught philosophy there.
The street that glorified the Russian publicist Dobrolyubov was renamed to glorify the feat Ukrainian Sich riflemen — military units of the Transdnieper Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, formed during the liberation struggles of the Ukrainian people in 1917–1919. They participated in battles with the Russian-Bolshevik invaders near Bakhmach, Kruty, in Kyiv, near Zhytomyr. The commander-in-chief of the Sich riflemen was considered to be the colonel of the UNR army, Yevhen Konovalets. The regiment of Sich riflemen among the military units of the Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic was distinguished by its organization and fighting ability and had a great influence on the Directory of the Ukrainian People’s Republic. After the occupation of the Ukrainian People’s Republic by Bolshevik Russia, the senior officers of the Sich Riflemen became the creators and main figures of the Ukrainian Military Organization (UVO) and the Organization of Ukrainian Nationalists (OUN).
As a reminder, the process of voting for new street names lasted from August 17 to September 6, inclusive, in electronic form on the community’s official website.