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Estonia: Narva to rename 2 streets to drop names of revolutionaries

TALLINN – Two streets in the Russian-speaking border city Narva named after early 20th century Communist revolutionaries Albert-August Tiimann and Ansis Daumanis (Ants Dauman) are about to get new names, the news portal of public broadcaster ERR said.

The city of Narva has decided to rename Tiimann Street as Soldina Street and Dauman Street as Koidu Street.

Albert-August Tiimann was an Estonian Communist who in 1918-1919 served as chairman of the executive committee of Narva under the Commune of the Working People of Estonia, an unrecognized government that claimed the Bolshevik-occupied parts of the Republic of Estonia as its territories during the Estonian War of Independence.

Ansis Daumanis (Ants Dauman) was a Communist of Latvian origin who served as chairman of the War Revolutionary Committee of Narva in 1917-1918.

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