Project “16 Days of Gratitude”: day 5

Day 5. “Princes Ostrozhsky: European dimension of Ukrainian history”. As you already know, Konstantin Ostrozhsky had never been to Kyiv as he was constantly in military campaigns and battles. Let us visit an exhibition dedicated to him – it’s really nearby. This exhibition has been on display since 2017, but on February 24, 2022 it was dismantled and hidden, and only in September, the exhibition was renewed and supplemented with new artifacts. By the way, its opening in September 2022 was dedicated precisely to the incredible victory of Konstantin Ostrozhsky over the Muscovites near Orsha. And these days when we need victory more than anything. We stand today side by side, just as we once did, 500 years ago. You see, we know how to be friends, differently from some others. At the exhibition, you can see the original artefacts of the 14th-20th centuries – knightly armors, weapons of the 16th-17th centuries (swords, sabers, and cannons), princely seals, household items, and ancient documents. Part of the exhibition is devoted to the implementation of a joint Ukrainian-Lithuanian project to reproduce the tomb monument to Prince Konstantin Ostrozhsky in the Assumption Cathedral of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, which we have already seen (it seems yesterday). Also, exhibition focuses on present times and our common LitPolUkrbrig, which bears the name of the outstanding Konstantin Ostrozhsky. So, if you are in Kyiv, visit the place at Lavrskaya St. 9, building 4.

Dr. Ruslana Martseniuk

Photos by dr. Ruslana Martseniuk

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