Ukrainian village renames its October Square after Andy Warhol
In accordance with Ukraine's decommunization push, a western Ukrainian village in Zakarpattia Oblast has renamed the town's October Square after Andy Warhol. Local officials justified the name change by saying Andy Warhol, a world famous American artist, has Ukrainian roots.
Warhol was born in the United States to Rusyn parents who emigrated from Austria-Hungary. Before coming to the US, Warhol's mother and father lived in the village of Mikova (present-day Slovakia).