At first I thought it was the astronauts, only Ukrainian version. It turned out that stratonavt — a man who has made a flight into the stratosphere on stratospheric balloon. Experiments with a stratospheric balloon (gondolas with large gas cylinders) were fatally dangerous. In the USSR there were six launches, one of which ended in complete success, another — relatively well (with a decrease in … Продолжить чтение Stratonavty

The monument to Bogdan Khmelnitsky

Bohdan Zynoviy Mykhailovych Khmelnytsky (c. 1595 – 6 August 1657) was a hetman of the Zaporozhian Cossack Hetmanate of Ukraine. He led an uprising against the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth magnates (1648–1654) which resulted in the creation of a Cossack state. In 1654, he concluded the Treaty of Pereyaslav with the Tsardom of Russia, which led to the eventual loss of independence to the Russian Empire. Продолжить чтение The monument to Bogdan Khmelnitsky