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Baturyn

The classical palace of K. Rozumovsky
The classical palace of K. Rozumovsky
It is a settlement (2,800 residents) of Bakhmach Region situated on the high left bank of Seim River. It was founded in 1625, when the Chernihiv-Siversk land was the domain of the Rzeczpospolita. I^ater Baturyn was ceded to Muscovy and in 15 years (1669) became the residence of hetmans of Ukraine D. Mnohohrishny. I. Samoylovych. and I. Mazepa. Trying to break free from Russian domination during the Great Northern war, Mazepa wanted to hand over Baturyn to Swedes in 1708. Inflicting punishment for a wrong done A. Menshikov led Russian troops to carry out the order of Peter the Great and bring the hetman's capital to ruin exterminating its population. Only in 1750, last Hetman of Ukraine K. Rozumovsky got permission to rebuild Baturyn and inaugurate his residence here. The oldest architectural memorial of Baturyn is the house of Judge General V. Kochubey built in the 17thc. It is located in an old park with relics of Baturyn ramparts. The building was twice ruined (last time during the Great Patriotic war) and rebuilt. Today there is a museum of local lore, history, and economy. The rest of architectural memorials were built at the turn of 18-19th c. The classical palace of K. Rozumovsky was built after the design of C.Cameron and A.Rinaldi in 1799-1803. The striking palace dominates the steep Valley of Seim and is quick to impress those driving down the Kyiv— Moscow Highway; its century-long loneliness is over and large-scale reconstruction is underway. In 1803, three kilometers down the stream, the Resurrection Church was built, which the same year housed the crypt of the last Ukrainian hetman. They say, the church-builders used the stones of enormous tower, which had been named the Mazepa column.


 
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