Legends and realities of Kodatsky island

Many legends have been written about a small island opposite the city of Dnipro. Approximately, from these places the Dnieper rapids began, which reached the island of Khortytsya. Before the flooding of the rapids, rocky parts protruded between the island of Kodachok and the river bank and the water here rang, the air was saturatedContinue reading “Legends and realities of Kodatsky island”

Khortytsya is an island of strength and health.

As a child, I spent the whole summer in Khortitsa. I did not understand then and did not attach importance to this. I felt good and happy. Our whole big family was together – parents, brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles. There was a swing and ice cream on the way to the island. We swam toContinue reading “Khortytsya is an island of strength and health.”

Chernigov. Ukraine. Places of power

Chernigov began for me like in a fairy tale: If you go to the right, you will find Kievan Rus and its history. If you go to the left, you will find Saints, monasteries and temples. If you go straight, you will find a modern city and its goodies. The directions are conditional and eachContinue reading “Chernigov. Ukraine. Places of power”

Bald Mountain in Lysogorka – a place of strength of the Dnieper.

We sail on a yacht from Zaporozhye to the south, towards the Kakhovka reservoir. Already opposite the village of Kanevskoye, a view opens over a high sandy promontory protruding into the river. This is Bald Mountain on the right bank of the Dnieper. The mountain gave its name to the village of Lysogorka. The nextContinue reading “Bald Mountain in Lysogorka – a place of strength of the Dnieper.”

Scythian chronicles. Ukraine

For me, the Scythians began with a golden ridge from Solokh barrow. In 2013, I visited the exhibition “Gold of Scythian barrows” at the Hermitage in St. Petersburg. Under the fine work, the signature was a golden crest – the village of Velikaya Znamenka of the Zaporozhye region was found in the Solokha burial mound.Continue reading “Scythian chronicles. Ukraine”