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Legendary Kharkov

A May 1995 trip to Kharkov by Tolik

Blagoweshchenski Cathedral Photo, Kharkov, Ukraine More Photos
Quote: Kharkov is a beautiful city on the Northeast of Ukraine. Actually, the city has two names – Kharkov in Russian and Kharkiv in Ukrainian. It was a capital of Ukraine in 1919 – 1934. Today, Kharkov is one of the biggest scientific and industrial centers in Ukraine.

Legendary Kharkov

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Blagoweshchenski Cathedral Photo, Kharkov, Ukraine
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People began to settle in the area of the Lopan and Kharkov rivers crossing in the 6th century AD. They belonged to Severians, one of the Slavic tribes. Eventually, they built a town called Donetz in the 10th century. It was destroyed by the Tartars in 13th century. Second attempt was made in the middle of the 17th century. Emancipator war of the Ukrainian people had ended and they reunified with the Russians. Year 1653 is considered the year of foundation of the city of Kharkov. First documentary information about Kharkov is known to appear in 1655. It was "The Name list of the citizens of Kharkov". This document included 587 grown-ups who served in Kharkov's Cossack regiment. What ...Read More

Constitution Square

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Constitution Square Photo, Kharkov, Ukraine
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This square’s name was changed many times. Originally Nikolaev Square, later Teveleva square, Soviet Ukraine square, finally Constitution square. On the south-western side of the Nikolaev Square (Soviet Ukraine Square) there were trade houses of Dobrinin (1880), in place of which in 1915-1916 a house of insurance company "Russia" was built (Labor Palace) as well as a shop of Ponamarev's and Ryzhov's products, where now there is a "Lux" shop.

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Constitution Square
City Center
Kharkov, Ukraine

Square of the Independence Photo, Kharkov, Ukraine
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The most monumental building on the Square of the Independence (ex-Dzerginskogo sq.), that was built especially for the Regional Committee of the CPSU in 1930-th. They say the square is the biggest one in Europe.

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Square of the Independence
City Center
Kharkov, Ukraine

Synagogue

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Synagogue Photo, Kharkov, Ukraine
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Kharkov's synagogue is another monument to the city’s past. Kharkov used to have strong Jewish community but in the last 10 – 15 years many of the Jews immigrated to the other countries.

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Synagogue
City Center
Kharkov, Ukraine

Mirror Fountain

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Mirror Fountain Photo, Kharkov, Ukraine
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"Zerkal'naya struya" (A Mirror Flow or Mirror Fountain) – another Kharkov’s landmark. Visitors can find this fountain in the Park of the Victory on Sumskaya Street - main street in the old town.

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Mirror Fountain
City Center
Kharkov, Ukraine

Marionette Theatre

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Marionette Theatre Photo, Kharkov, Ukraine
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They claim the Marionette Theater is the best one in Europe. The theatre is small in order to accommodate the diminutive size of the actors. It's a place definitely worth a visit.

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Marionette Theatre
Constitution square
Kharkov, Ukraine

Ukrainian Drama

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Ukrainian Drama Photo, Kharkov, Ukraine
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Ukrainian Drama theatre building located on the Sumskaya St. This famous theater is one of the best not only in Ukraine but in the former USSR.

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Ukrainian Drama
Sumskaya Street
Kharkov, Ukraine

University of Radioelectrnics  Photo, Kharkov, Ukraine
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A great event in cultural and scientific life of Kharkov happened on January 17, 1805, when the Kharkov University was open. It was the first university in Ukraine. Famous scientist V.N.Karazin opened it. The same year (1805) new publishing factory was established printing many magazines, journals and newspapers. University garden was created in 1820 (now it is the Shevchenko Park). A local TV station began to work in 1955. Kharkov's planetarium was opened in 1957 and one-millionth townsman was born in 1962. The Kharkov's circus was built in 1974. It has 2300 seats. There are 21 higher educational institutions with 127.000 students in the city. There are 193 schools with 167.000 children;...Read More