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THE GOLDEN NECKLACE OF UKRAINE. KREMINETS

1992
color
10'28"
Ukrainian

Script and Director V. Sokolovskyi

 

 

Kreminets' (in Ukrainian it means "a little flint") is a town on high hill over the Ikva river. First it was mentioned in a chronicle of 1223. Once there was an unassailable fortress on a steep Bona hill, which was managed to be taken over by the Cossacks of Maksym Krivonis only with deception. There was a collegium at Bogoyavlens'kyi Monastery (Monastery of the Epiphany) in Kreminets, the program of which was not inferior to the one of Vienna University. A Polish poet Juliusz Slowacki lived and studied here.