30 September 2022, 16:16
Rear cities: how does Kalush live in Ivano-Frankivsk region?

The Ukrainian military are working selflessly and harmoniously to bring the day of our victory closer. And Ukrainian #cities_in_the_rear_support our country steadily. Today in our column we will talk about Kalush.

According to the results of the transparency ranking of the 100 largest cities, Kalush is 33rd. But since 2017, the city has been growing steadily in its indicators: from 23.5 points to 54.5.

And how does the city live now?

  • 60 internally displaced persons of the Kalush community will soon settle in a renovated house, which used to be an educational institution of the city: https://bit.ly/3BQNj2y

The funds for the restoration of the house will be provided by the international charitable fund “Move Ukraine.” The project involves benefactors from all over the world, and thanks to close cooperation with the Kalush City Council, it is possible to better implement ideas.

  • But the placement of internally displaced persons remains a major issue in the Kalush community. Thus, the arrangement of housing for IDPs continues — both in the villages and in the city itself.
  • There are 287 streets in Kalush. Of these, not only Pushkin street needs to be renamed, but also a dozen others whose names need to be changed. The city will create a working group including historians, regional ethnographers, lawyers. 

We support such an initiative and emphasize the importance of the derussification of Ukrainian cities. Read more about renaming in Ukrainian cities in our analytics: https://bit.ly/derusyfikovani_mista

  • One of the crucial tasks the rear communities face is to create conditions for the movement of business (relocation) from the territories where hostilities take place. In Kalush, entrepreneurs are actively supported, and a separate working group was created to deal with it. Up to five enterprises have already been officially relocated and are operating. Moreover, several others are at the stage of equipment transportation and installation: https://bit.ly/3RnyHxc
  • Kalush received humanitarian aid from Strömstad (Sweden), Seville (Spain) and from the village of Silstedt (Germany). Much help is also provided by sister cities, for example, Gorlice (Poland): https://bit.ly/3Slt04k

As we can see, our cities are strong, brave, and courageous in overcoming the challenges of war. We are proud of them and believe in our victory.

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