Donetsk, Apr 11 – DAN.  The Ministry of Justice of the DPR presented a list of the most popular names for newborns for the first quarter of this year.

“The Department of Civil Registry of the Department of State Registration of the Ministry of Justice of the DPR reported that in the first quarter of 2022, during the state registration of birth, the most popular names were: Artyom, Daniil, Maxim, Alexander, Matvey, Vladimir, Ivan, Kirill, Dmitry, Sofia, Milana, Anna, Eva, Maria, Alisa, Veronika, Arina, Ksenia, Victoria,” the report reads.

In the third quarter of last year, the following names were popular: Alexander, Artem, Maxim, Mikhail, Matvey, Kirill, Dmitry, Sofia, Maria, Milana, Eva, Ksenia, Anastasia, Polina, Victoria.

Artyom has a special place in the history of Donetsk. Comrade Artyom (Fyodor Sergeyev) was a prominent revolutionary at the beginning of the 20th century and the founder of the Donetsk-Krivoy Rog Soviet Republic. Cities, mines and even an island were named after him in Soviet times. The main street of Donetsk is called Artyoma Street, and the monument to the revolutionary is located in the city centre.

In the occupied Artyomovsk, the monument to Sergeyev was demolished as part of the so-called law on the "decommunization" of Ukraine in 2015, and a year later the city was renamed to Bakhmut. *ot