In the first few days after Russia invaded Ukraine, Lilia Onyshchenko was hastily directing teams of workers throughout Lviv’s Market Square, which dates to the 16th century. As head of historical preservation in Lviv, she is on a mission to safeguard her city’s invaluable historical treasures from Russia’s unprovoked aggression.
Unesco fears for Ukraine’s heritage as 160 sites damaged in bombardment…
The following are some of Ukraine’s most prominent architectural landmarks, which are now in danger of being destroyed amid the conflict.
Dozens of churches, historical sites and museums have been damaged by the war in Ukraine, the UN cultural agency said on Friday, adding that it was particularly worried about the northern city of Chernihiv.
With the recent events unfolding in Ukraine, it is only fitting to explore one of the most historical churches in the region: Saint Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv. Ukraine culture, architecture and religion highlight the importance of history for the Ukrainian people.
WAR IN EUROPE: As the Russians lay waste to Ukraine, I fear for Lviv – a city etched in my bones and embedded in my heart; Jan Glazewski; Daily Maverick
Jan Glazewski braces for the destruction of his ancestral home, a historic, mysterious city, the place of his forefathers, and a prize fought over by power-hungry tsars and emperors.
Ukraine: Heritage buildings, if destroyed, can be rebuilt but never replaced; Gauvin Alexander Bailey; The Conversation
Lviv is an important Renaissance and baroque urban centre in Eastern Europe, and its two remaining synagogues survived mass destruction in the Second World War.
Renowned Ukrainian conductor Oksana Lyniv is urging Russian artists to speak out against Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The UNESCO – listed city of Chersonesus, located on the southwestern part of the Crimean peninsula was an ancient Greek colony.
From medieval town centres to ornate cathedrals, the country brims with historic attractions.
As Russia continues its deadly and destructive advance into Ukraine, UNESCO has called for the protection of the country’s cultural heritage. Its seven World Heritage Sites testify to a rich and diverse history.
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In February 2022, in the wake of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the city of Lviv has been declared the country’s de facto western capital.
Source: Lviv, Ukarine
The city that once hosted legendary poets Paul Celan, Olha Kobylianska and Mihai Eminescu is having a literary comeback…
Unesco report reveals extent of Russian threat to Crimean heritage; Sophia Kishkovsky; Art Newspaper
From Scythians To Goths: ‘Looting’ Russia Strikes Gold Digging Up Crimean Antiquities; Michael Scollon; RFERL
Exploring the ancient graffiti of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv (photo report); Christine Chraibi; Radio Liberty
During the presentation, visitors were allowed to look through the volumes and view the results of 15 years of research work, and talk directly with the authors and other project members. Historian Vyacheslav Kornienko then conducted a tour of the shrine’s nooks and crannies where he showed his awed guests the secret inscriptions on the walls of the millennial church.
A guide on how to visit all seven of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Ukraine independently (by public transport and without taking a tour).
New illegal excavations at Chersonese in occupied Crimea as Russia tries to rewrite history; Halya Coynash; Human Rights in Ukraine
The Russian occupation authorities have resumed illegal excavations at Tauric Chersonese near Sevastopol, the site of an ancient city which is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.