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Historically, Bohdan Khmelnytsky, a Zaporozhian hetman whom led the Ukrainian uprising against the Polish Lithuanian kingdom in 1648. Located at Sophia Square, excellent views of St. Sophia's Cathedral and St. Michael's Golden-domed Monastery.
This is a great location to go and visit in Kyiv if you like your history and liberation history of Ukraine. I believe it to be liberating history do not “quote me on this as it might of got lost in translation via the person...More
This is a large bronze statue located in Sofiskaya square, outside the St Sophia museum enclosure. It's a nice enough statue, but without the context and history it's pretty similar to any other statue you may see.
Well it's a monumental statue on one of the central squares. But Chmielnicki, unknown as he is in the West, played a large role in the history of this region and is a controversial figure, so might be worth it reading up on him.
There are so many squares in Kiev - each with their central monument.!!! This one nothing special .... but we watched them erecting a huge Christmas tree ... really interesting as they removed the bottom branches and then re placed them in the spaces of...More