Prague councillors to mull renaming street called after Russia’s Konev

The Prague street Koněvova, which is named after Red Army commander Ivan Konev, may have its name changed, Aktuálně.cz reported. The news site said that the Prague city council would decide on the matter in the coming weeks.

Konev took part in the liberation of part of the Czech lands at the end of the war but was also involved in the brutal suppression of the Hungarian Uprising in 1956.

Councillors in Prague 3, where Koněvova is located, have already voted to rename it after Karel Hartig, a Habsburg Empire period Czech patriot and local mayor.

Author: Ian Willoughby