In Germany, the street with the Russian consulate was renamed in honor of the deceased Ukrainian
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Now the street in Leipzig, Germany, where the Russian diplomatic mission is located, is called Boris-Romanchenko-Strasse – in honor of the 96-year-old prisoner of several concentration camps who died after Russian shelling. The name Zelensky Strasse was also considered.
Representatives of the municipal council of German Leipzig voted to rename the street where the Russian consulate is located. Now it bears the name of 96-year-old resident of Kharkov Boris Romanchenko, who died after Russian shelling of the city, Radio Liberty reports.
Information about the death of a former prisoner of Nazi concentration camps appeared on March 21. It is known that a shell launched by Russian troops hit his apartment.
Boris Romanchenko survived the Holocaust and was in four concentration camps in Nazi Germany. He also served as vice-president of the International Committee of Former Prisoners of Buchenwald-Dor from Ukraine.
At the beginning of this month, the initiative to rename Turmgutstrasse was supported by 33 representatives of the city council, including the mayor of Leipzig, Burkhard Jung. 17 voted against, three abstained.
In May, it was proposed to name the street Zelenskystrasse, but the city council rejected such a proposal, explaining its decision by saying that city streets are allowed to be named after people who died at least five years ago .