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The Places of Historic Interest in Ukraine

Chernihiv city
Chernihiv city
Ukraine has an ancient history. There are many places worth sightseeing on its territory.
Kyiv Rus was set up in the 9th century. It was a powerful feudal state with highly developed culture. Kyiv Rus was widely known throughout Europe.

Chernigiv is one of the oldest towns in our country. Old Slavs inhabited this area in the 8-9th centuries. It was one of the most important centres of Kyiv Rus. In the 12th century it had close commercial links with West Europe, the Byzantine Empire. In Chernigiv there are 5 out of 25 architectural landmarks of the 1 l-12th centuries preserved on the territory of Ukraine. One of them is the Spaso-Preo-brazhensky Cathedral. In the Cathedral interior there remained originals of frescoes of the 11th century, the stone sep-ulcher of Glib, the Prince of Chernigiv.

One more interesting place in Ukraine is Vinnytsia. The Old Slav tribes settled on the present territory of the town as long ago as the 1st millennium B.C. But the first records of the town date back to 1363 when it is mentioned as a fortress. Numerous monuments and memorial sites of the town give account of life and activity of prominent men. Vinnytsia is the birth place of M. Kotsyubinsky, a well-known Ukrainian writer. On the outskirts of Vinnitsa there is the estate-museum of N. Pirogov, a noted surgeon who lived here his last 20 years and was buried in 1881 in a vault by the church.


 
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