Lieutenant Schmidt Street was renamed in honor of Ivan Nagnybids — a colonel in the UNR army, originally from Kremenchuk, fighting for the independence of Ukraine in the 20th century. Graduated from the 2nd gymnasium in Kharkiv. He participated in the First World War in the 6th Rifle Regiment. In 1917, he embarked on the path of the fight against Red and White Russia. Commands the 121st Hundredth Infantry Regiment of the Ukrainian Central Rada. From May 1, 1918, he was the hundredth commandant of the Odessa Officer Instructor School. From September 9, 1918, he was the commander of one 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 to the Chief of Supply of the Ukrainian People’s Republic Army, since November 17, 1921 — Secretary to the Chief of the General Staff of the Republic popular Ukrainian. 3 In 1923, he lived in exile in Łódź (Poland), since 1947 in the USA. Died in New York, buried in Ukrainian
Bound Brook cemeteries.
Oleg Pustovhar, the regional representative of the Communist Party of Ukraine in the Poltava region, said: “The name of Anton Makarenko, a Soviet communist teacher and writer, was removed from the toponymy of Kremenchuk; the author of a number of literary and educational works in the Russian language, the organizer and leader of the colony labor settlement named after another Stalinist Maxim Gorky and commune named after Red Katyuga, head of the Cheka Feliks Dzerzhinsky in the village of Novy Kharkiv; deputy head of the deputy head of the department of labor settlements and labor communes of the notorious NKVD of the Ukrainian SSR. Therefore, in Kremenchuk, in the framework of the implementation of Article 5 of the Law of Ukraine “On the legal status and commemoration of fighters for the independence of the Ukraine in the 20th Century”, Makarenko Drive and Alley were 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 personality, agricultural engineer, cooperator, teacher, publisher was born in Kremenchouk. Commander of the One Hundred Horse-Haidamatsky Regiment named after Kostya Gordienko (1918), Deputy Commander of the 5th Cavalry Regiment named after Kostya Gordienko of the Separate Cavalry Division of the Ukrainian People’s Republic Army from the 04/14/1921. Agronomist of the company “Silsky Gospod” of 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), 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. Serviceman, teacher, assistant of the Ukrainian Free Pedagogical Institute named after M. Drahomanova. Studied at the Faculty of History and Philology of St. Volodymyr University in Kyiv (1918). In 1918-1919, 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 in 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 Russian publicist Dobrolyubov was renamed to glorify the feat Ukrainian Sich Skirmishers — military units of the Transdnieper Army of the Ukrainian People’s Republic, formed during the liberation struggles of the Ukrainian people from 1917 to 1919. They participated in battles with the Russian-Bolshevik invaders near Bakhmach, Kruty, in Kyiv, near of Zhytomyr. The commander-in-chief of the Sich skirmishers was considered UNR army colonel Yevhen Konovalets. The Sich Rifle Regiment among the military units of the Ukrainian People’s Republic Army was distinguished by its organization and combat 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 voting process for the new street names took place from August 17 to September 6 inclusive, in electronic form on the community’s official website.