Tag: Ukraine

Chernivtsi
Ukraine
31/03/2022

Chernivtsi

The history of Chernivtsi. Chernivtsi is the historic center of Bukovina, located on the banks of the River Prut. It is a relatively young city; the first written reference is from the early 15th century. Since then, it has belonged to the Moldavian ...
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Odesa
Ukraine
31/03/2022

Odesa

Odesa is one of Ukraine’s youngest, most famous, and unique cities. It was built in 1746 in an area with an ancient and vibrant history, not far from the ancient settlement of Odessos and on the site of the Turkish fortress Khadjibey. During its fi ...
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Lviv
Ukraine
31/03/2022

Lviv

The interesting history of Lviv. Lviv has many unofficial titles; people call it the capital of Western Ukraine and, more often, the cultural capital of the country. It has the largest number of historical monuments in Ukraine, and Lviv invariably ap ...
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Nestor Makhno
Ukraine
31/03/2022

Nestor Makhno

The history of Nestor Makhno. Nestor Makhno (1888-1934) is an odious figure from the times of the civil war in Russia, a legendary figure who went down in history with the nickname “Father Makhno.” In his youth, he was an anarchistcommunist, part ...
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Stepan Bandera
Ukraine
31/03/2022

Stepan Bandera

The history of Stepan Bandera. Stepan Bandera (1909-1959) was born in Uhryniv, which was part of Galicia under the rule of the Austro-Hungarian Empire before the First World War, and after the war (and a very short period of Ukrainian independence), ...
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Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Ukraine
31/03/2022

Bohdan Khmelnytsky

The interesting history of Bohdan Khmelnytsky. Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1596-1657), a hetman of the Zaporizhian Host and leader of the Cossack uprising against Poland, played a key role in the history of Ukraine. The son of a Polish nobleman and a Cossac ...
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Ivan Mazepa
Ukraine
30/03/2022

Ivan Mazepa

The history of Ivan Mazepa. Ivan Mazepa (1639-1709) played a key role in the unification of Left-Bank and Right-Bank Ukraine, as well as the Sich lands. Thus, he continued the work of Bohdan Khmelnytsky. To achieve his goals, Mazepa entered into vari ...
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Roksolana
Ukraine
30/03/2022

Roksolana

The interesting history of Roksolana. Roksolana, or Hurrem Sultan (1505–1558), was a Ukrainian, a former slave, who managed to reach incredible heights in the Turkish court. Being the Sultan’s minion, she had the right to give birth to only one s ...
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Yaroslav the Wise
Ukraine
30/03/2022

Yaroslav the Wise

The history of Yaroslav the Wise. The name of Yaroslav the Wise (978-1054), son of Vladimir the Great and Princess Rogneda of Polotsk, is rightly linked with the height of Kyivan Rus’. Being the Prince of Novgorod, he rebelled against his father an ...
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Nikolai Gogol
Ukraine
30/03/2022

Nikolai Gogol

The most famous literary portrait of Ukraine was written, of course, by Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852). A descendant of an old but rather poor noble family, he was born in Ukraine (then Malorussia, part of the Russian Empire) in the village of Sorochyntsi ...
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Khanenko Museum
Kyiv
30/03/2022

Khanenko Museum

The Bogdan Khanenko Museum. The beautiful, elegant mansion on Tereschenkovskaya Street (No. 15) was built in Kyiv in 1881-1882 under the supervision of the world-famous court architect Robert Friedrich Melzer from St. Petersburg. At the request of th ...
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The Museum of Natural History in Kyiv.
Kyiv
30/03/2022

The Museum of Natural History in Kyiv.

The National Museum of Natural History at National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine – Wow! what a long, stern and official name – hides a place where ancient nature comes to life. It is quite easy to find in the very heart of Kyiv, on Bohdan Khmeln ...
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