The city of Dnepropetrovsk intends to assign the name of Menachem Mendel Schneerson known as the Lubavitcher Rebbe, one of the streets of this city where childhood spiritual leader of the CHABAD movement.
About it writes on Thursday, December 14, the website of the newspaper The Jerusalem Post.
Recall that in Dnepropetrovsk is the world’s largest Jewish centre, and is home to a very influential Jewish community. The father of the Lubavitcher Rebbe moved to Ekaterinoslav, what was the name of Dnipropetrovsk before the revolution, in 1909 and held the post of chief Rabbi of the city.
However, the city authorities also intend to perpetuate in a similar way the name of Roman Shukhevych, OUN leader and chief of the Ukrainian insurgent army. According to the data, which unveiled the memorial complex Yad Vashem, he was involved in the mass murder of the Jews of Lviv during the Holocaust.