|Вулиця Прорізна (Ukrainian)|
|Former name(s)||Martynivska, Zolotokhreschatytska, Vasylchykovska, Sverdlova|
|Length||530 m (1,740 ft)|
|Location||Central Kiev, Ukraine|
Prorizna Street is located between the Khreshchatyk and Volodymyrska street. The first reference to the street was found on an 1848 Kiev city map. It was originally named "Martynivska Street." In the 1850s, the street was also known under two additional names: Zolotokhreschenska and Prorizna. From 1863 to 1919, the street was officially named Vasylchykovska, after Kyiv General-Governor I.I.Vasylchikov. However, its current name, Prorizna, was also widely used. From 1919 until 1990, the street was named after Bolshevik leader Yakov Sverdlov. It was damaged in 1941 and remained ruined during the German occupation of Kiev, from 1941 to 1943, being eventually restored after World War II.
The street officially changed to its historical name, Prorizna, in 1990. Adjoining streets are: Pushkinska, Borysa Grinchenka and Patorzhinskogo. There is also another Prorizna Street in Kiev, located in Kiev's Bilychi suburb.
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