Red Army Square and Konivova Square. Where are the streets still lined with Soviet soldiers?

Since last October, Konivova Street no longer runs through Brassky Ziskov, but Hartikova Street. It replaced the Soviet marshal who participated in the liberation of Czechoslovakia, then suppressed the Hungarian uprising and prepared the invasion of Czechoslovakia in 1968, and is now named after the first mayor of Žižko, Karl Hartik.

Streets named after Ivan Stěpanovič Koněv can still be found in fourteen municipalities of the Czech Republic, especially in the Ústí region. This follows from the data of the Czech Land Survey and Cadastral Office analyzed by Aktuálně.cz’s data editor for the anniversary of the end of World War II. Dozens of other cities have streets named after other Soviet commanders and the Red Army, whose names comprise thirty-five streets, avenues, or squares.

can Marshal of the Soviet Union, commander of the 1st Ukrainian Front, whose units entered Prague on May 9, 1945. However, in the spring of 1968, he led a military team whose members conducted an intelligence survey in Czechoslovakia, among other things, before the August invasion by Warsaw Pact troops. He also severely suppressed the Hungarian uprising in 1956. It was because of his post-war actions that discussions about renaming Zhikov Street began, and considerations intensified after Russian troops invaded Ukraine last year.

After all, today’s Hardykova Street has already changed many names in the past. It was Vienna, then Potipradova. During World War II, Brněnská, Poděbradova again a year after the war. “In 1946, by the decision of the central committee of the ruling Communist Party, the capital city of Prague, Marshal Konev was named, despite the violation of the rule that Prague streets should not be named after living people (Ivan Stefanović Konev died. 1973),” Explains On the page dedicated to the renaming of Žižkovská street, the office of the third Prague district.

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But Konev isn’t the only Soviet military leader still in Czech street names 79 years after the end of World War II.

Twelve municipalities, mainly in the South Moravian region, still bear the name of Marshall. Rodion Yakovlevich MalinovskyCommander of the 2nd Ukrainian Front, liberated Brno in 1945.

Nine streets in the Czech Republic and two in Ostrava bear this name Andrei Ivanovich Yeremenko. At the end of World War II, the 4th Ukrainian Front, led by him, liberated Ostrava and Olomouc. However, at the beginning of World War II, Jeramenko took part in the invasion of Poland and Lithuania.

In six municipalities, streets were named after marshals of tank troops Pavlo Semjonovic Rybalek. When the troops of the 1st Ukrainian Front broke into Prague in the early hours of May 9, 1945 from the direction of Slaney and Veldrus, Rybalk’s tanks of the 3rd Guards Tank Army were the first to reach the capital.

Four streets are named Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov. He and Kone accepted the German surrender on May 8, 1945.

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