Tag: Bohdan Khmelnytsky
Wooden Churches in Ukraine
In 2013, by unanimous vote of the UNESCO Committee, eight wooden churches in Ukraine were recognized as world heritage sites. Most of the churches are located in western Ukraine, the rest are in various regions of the country. Unfortunately, many of ...
Built in the 14th century, Olesko Castle is one of the oldest in Galicia. It survived a lot during its centuries-long history – endless raids by Tatars, fires, earthquakes, looting, and serious damage. Nevertheless, the proud castle still towers ab ...
People’s Friendship Arch in Kyiv
The history of People’s Friendship Arch in Kyiv. The landmark of Khreshchatyi Park (formerly Garden of Merchant Assembly, Proletarian Garden, and Pioneer Park) is a sculptural group crowned by the grandiose People’s Friendship Arch. It was unveil ...
The history of Khmelnytsky Monument. The monument is dedicated to the Hetman of the Zaporizhian Host Bohdan Khmelnytsky. It was built in 1888. It is one of the oldest sculptural monuments in Sophia Square and is a dominating feature. Here on 23 Decem ...
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 ...
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 ...
Initially, the concept of “Cossacks” meant an independent armed population in sparsely populated territories, and this still exists in different countries, like Russia, Poland, and Belarus. Ukrainian Cossacks formed around the middle of the 15th ...