The square near the Russian Embassy in Iceland’s capital is named after Kyiv
Local authorities in Reykjavík unanimously decided to rename one of the squares in honor of the Ukrainian capital — Kyiv. It is known that officially the square will have a double name in Old Icelandic and Icelandiс.
“After an inspection, it is appropriate to propose that the square on the northeast corner of both of these streets, Garðastræti and Túngata, will be named after Kænugarður or Kyiv. The name ‘Kænugarður’ refers to the historical name of the city in Icelandic and underlines its millennial history. Then the name creates a certain impression as the square is at the same time a garden,” says the report on the proposal.
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