13 November 2011

Lviv. Ukraine. 1974 - 1.

Lviv. Monument to Ivan Franko (1964).
Lvov. Ukraina kirjaniku Ivan Franko mälestussammas.
Львов. Памятник Ивану Франко.

Monument to Vladimir Lenin (1952).
V.I. Lenini mälestussammas.
Памятник В. И. Ленину.

Main entrance to Hill of Glory. Monument to Soviet soldiers and partisans of the Great Patriotic War of 1941 - 1945 (1952).
Suures Isamaasõjas võidelnud Nõukogude sõdurite ja partisanide memoriaali Kuulsuse künka peasissekäik.
Главный ход на Холм Славы - памятник советским воинам и партизанам Великой Отечественной войны 1941 - 1945 гг.

Postcards, 1974.
My collection.

* Ivan  Franko (1856 – 1916) was a Ukrainian poet, writer, social and literary critic, journalist, interpreter, economist, political activist, doctor of philosophy, the author of the first detective novels and modern poetry in the Ukrainian language. He also translated the works of William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Pedro Calderón de la Barca, Dante, Victor Hugo, Adam Mickiewicz, Goethe and Schiller into the Ukrainian language. He has had a tremendous impact on modern literary and political thought in Ukraine. - Wikipedia.

1 comment:

  1. Lviv is the only town in Ukraine having an official name in Italian language since always. It is "Leopoli" (="The town of Lion"). The historical town, on the hill, had been planned by architects coming from Italy.
    Just to be complete and honest in the history of this town, it must not be forgotten that ethnically it was a Polish town (Lwów). In 1939 it was stolen by the USSR as a consequence of Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, confirmed at Potsdam in 1945. The Polish population had been almost totally killed or expelled. There was also a strong Hebrew group, killed by the Nazists in the years 1941-1944.

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