In the Ukrainian city of Nikolaev was renamed specialized sea port “Oktyabrsk”. Now it is officially called “Olbia”, reports the website of the Ministry of infrastructure of Ukraine.

“Approved a new edition of the Charter, and decided to rename the state enterprise “Specialized sea port “Oktyabrsk” state enterprise “Stevedoring company “Olvia”, – stated in the message Department.

The Ministry said that the name was not chosen randomly. “Olivia” is the name of the ancient city that existed in the III century BC on the territory of the Nikolaev area. The new name was chosen team of the port.

Renaming of “Oktyabrsk” occurred in the framework of the law on decommunization. Earlier in the framework of this law, the Illichivsk port has changed its name to GP “Sea trade port “Black sea”. In February 2016 the city of Illichevsk was renamed the Black sea, reported the website “Корреспондент.net”.

State enterprise “Specialized sea port of Oktyabrsk was founded in 1965. Multi-port is located in the Northern part of the Dnepro-Bugsky estuary in 25 km from Nikolaev. Technical capacity allows him to overload to 3.5 million tonnes of cargo a year, according to the official website of the company.

According to TASS, the port destined for the export of arms and ammunition and opened to foreign vessels.

Olbia was the most important Greek colony in the Lower bug region, in the Delta of the rivers bug and Dnieper, its political and economic center was the eponymous town, the remains of which are situated on the right Bank of the bug estuary near the village of Parutino of the Ochakov region of the Nikolaev area.

The law “About the condemnation of the Communist and Nazi regimes” operating in Ukraine since may 2015. It implies, in particular, the renaming of cities and streets named after Soviet statesmen. The national memory Institute of Ukraine published a list of the 520 historical figures whose activities are subject to the law “decommunisation”. Most resonant in this aspect was the decision of the deputies to rename the Dnepr in Dnepropetrovsk and Kirovograd in kropyvnyts’ke.

The Ukrainian port of Oktyabrsk in the framework of the law on decommunization was renamed in honor of the ancient Greek colony 19.10.2016

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