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Poltava. The city is first mentioned in the Ipatiivs'kyi
Chronicle in 1174 in connection with the campaign of the Novhorod-Sivers'kyi
Prince Ihor Sviatoslavych against the Polovtsians. Sixty-five years later
Poltava was completely destroyed by the Mongol-Tatars. The rebirth of the city
began in the 15th c. Later Poltava was under the oppression of the Polish and
Lithuanian feudal lords. More than twenty monuments and a museum commemorate the
Battle of Poltava.
The fates of many outstanding cultural figures are associated with Poltava: I. Kotliarevs'kyi, T. Shevchenko, N. Gogol, Panas Myrnyi, and V. Korolenko.
The city architecture has preserved its original aspect for the most part. New structures blend harmoniously with its historical part. The Church of the Saviour and the Monastery of the Exaltation of the >>>>
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