Culture News Society, 26/01/2018

Derzhprom Gets National Status after Public Dispute

On January 25, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine included Kharkiv most prominent landmark Derzhprom into the State Register of Immovable Monuments of Ukraine.

For Kharkivites, it means ending of more than 2-year-long ardent debates and protests against the construction of a monument opposite the landmark, instead of the statue of Lenin, which was torn down in September 2014.

Since yesterday, Derzhprom and the area which belongs to the architectural monument are protected by the state and no construction is allowed to build there without a special governmental official approval.

In total, eight objects were included in the state register yesterday. In addition to Derzhprom, there are four monuments located in Kyiv, such as the house of the aircraft designer Ihor Sikorsky and Karaite Kenesa. There are also monuments in Dnipro and Kremenchuk and a watchtower in the village of Vesele, the Kherson region.

Currently, 906 architectural sites are indicated in the state register of Ukraine.

Text, photo: Olena Sokolynska