The list also includes persons associated with the October Revolution of 1917, those who helped establish Soviet power in Ukraine, and those who "persecuted participants of the struggle for Ukraine's independence in the 20th century," among others, including academics, cosmonauts, writers, and even characters from fictional works.
The Institute's website explains that list was drawn up by historians, giving municipal and city authorities a handy guide with which to come up with new street and place names to make them accord to Ukraine's new laws.
Alongside the names and the historical figures' dates of birth, the list also includes a brief summary "of the specific crimes of the persons concerned."
Apparently, cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, the world's first woman in space, is 'criminally responsible' for being a member of parliament in both the Soviet Union and Russia, and for her "participation in Russia's occupation of Crimea."
19th century German philosophers Karl Marx and Freidrich Engels made the list too, for being the "founders of the ideology of Marxism" and for their crime of being "used to propagate the communist totalitarian regime."
The comprehensive list featuring academics, engineers, scientists and war heroes even includes Pavel Korchagin, a fictional character from Ukrainian socialist realist writer Nikolai Ostrovsky's novel 'How the Steel was Tempered'. Ostrovsky too was banned, for good measure.
Interestingly, the list, described as having been so carefully and meticulously created by historians and featuring over 500 names, conspicuously lacks the name of one important Soviet historical figure: Joseph Stalin.
The list's authors have promised that they would be adding names as they went along, but as of this writing, he's not there.
In any case, we'll be sure to keep a lookout for the Red Tsar on any updated versions of the list, and now, you can too. The full list can be found here (in Ukrainian).