In Kiev metro station “Petrovka” was renamed “pochayna”

The deputies of Kyiv city Council voted to rename the capital metro station “Petrivka” in “pochayna”. About it reported in a press-service of the city Council.

“Metro station “Petrovka” was renamed “pochayna” – in accordance with the name of the river “pochayna”, which is one of the oldest in Kiev”, – stated in the message.

Also, according to the document, Kurenivsko-Chervonoarmiiska (blue) line of the Moscow subway received a new name – Obolon-Teremkovskaya.

It is noted that for this decision voted 70 deputies.

Public comment on renaming of the metro station “Petrovka” was held from 29 may to 29 July 2017. The new name “pochayna” was supported by 80% of citizens who had joined the vote.

Metro station “Petrovka” was opened in 1980. It got its name from the train station nearby, which, in turn, got it from the name of hem in the years 1920-1930. The name comes from the name of a famous revolutionary, a Soviet party figure, head of all-Ukrainian Central Executive Committee, G. I. Petrovsky.

Pochayna – legendary, almost extinct river in Kiev, a tributary of the Dnieper. It flowed from the Jordan lakes in Obolon. The river is known as the probable place of the baptism of Rus by Prince Vladimir Sviatoslavich in 988. In the upper reaches of the river Pochaina was excavated an ancient settlement, the largest in area and density (25 thousand sq m, 66 dwellings).