Category: Ukraine

The race to save Ukrainian culture, in the real world and online; Flynn Coleman; LA Times

Photo: Gaelle Girbes

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.

Source: Commentary: The race to save Ukrainian culture, in the real world and online

Faith & Footprints: Saint Sophia Cathedral In Kyiv, Ukraine; Kelly Wise Valdes; Osprey Observer

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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.

Source: Faith & Footprints: Saint Sophia Cathedral In Kyiv, Ukraine

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

Photo: Louise van Riet

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.

Source: 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

Fascinating secrets of world’s 8 most famous landmarks; Times of India

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Did you know that some of the world’s most famous landmarks are shrouded with secrets? While some are rumours, others are hidden in plain sight! Here, Times of India have compiled the Fascinating secrets of the world’s 8 most famous landmarks. If you are curious by now, read on to know more.

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Exploring the ancient graffiti of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv (photo report); Christine Chraibi; Radio Liberty

Photo: Serhii Nuzhnenko, Radio Svoboda.org (RFE/RL)

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.

Source: Exploring the ancient graffiti of St. Sophia Cathedral in Kyiv (photo report)

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.

Source: New illegal excavations at Chersonese in occupied Crimea as Russia tries to rewrite history – Human Rights in Ukraine