The village is in the Donetsk region of Ukraine wants to change the name to new York

Residents of the village of Novgorod in the Donetsk region of Ukraine has proposed to rename the settlement in new York.

According to an UNIAN correspondent, the head of the Donetsk regional state administration (RSA) said it was ready to support such a decision.

«If people have a desire that is justified and spoke together among themselves, it will be considered and accepted positively,» said Paul Kirilenko.

After agreeing to rename the RSA, this issue should be considered by the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine.

Note that the name new York for the historic village.

According to the website «Ethnographic Donbass», the village new York was founded by the Germans-Mennonites, invited into the Russian Empire by Catherine II.

According to one version, one of the first entrepreneurs in the settlement — Unger – made in the XIX century to the United States. At this time there were industrial and economic recovery: mastered the new Western districts, in the East, was the construction of factories and plants across the country there were new banks, and so on.

Being in complete awe of what he saw, Unger returned to his place, in a German Mennonite colony in the Donetsk region and made a proposal — called the German settlement of new York.

The village is in the Donetsk region of Ukraine wants to change the name to new YorkPhoto: Wikimedia

According to another version, this name was received, when a well-known industrial worker – Jacob Niebuhr — was opened in the German colony in the Donetsk region, its plant engineering business. The name of the village was a «gift» to his second wife, American Mary, which was very homesick.

In 1951 the German colony of new York was renamed Novgorod.