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To the Patron Saint of Ukraine

Love Bridge

Love Bridge


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Love locks at Love Bridge

Love locks at Love Bridge

_Oh, those love locks...

The Love Bridge is another attraction of the city of Kharkiv. This is where lovers hang their padlocks as a symbol of their eternal love for each other. The monument to Apostle St.Andrew, the Patron Saint of Ukraine, is next to Love Bridge on the bank of the River Kharkiv. This saint is considered the patron saint of Ukraine. Therefore, Ukraine and Scotland share one patron saint.

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The monument to Apostle St.Andrew

The monument to Apostle St.Andrew

The pedestal of the monument is depicted in the form of a natural rock, from which Apostle St.Andrew descends. In his left hand, he holds the cross as a blessing to the earth. You can see a plaque on the pedestal. The inscription on the plaque reads, "God bless this land". The base of the monument, a circle of light and gray granite, symbolizes St. Andrew's Cross.

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The monument to Apostle St.Andrew

The monument to Apostle St.Andrew

The approach to the monument is in the form of stylized waves. A 25-ton solid stone lies in the foundation of the monument pedestal. The height of the statue is 4.3 meters, and the height of the entire monument is almost 8 meters. The pedestal base is formed by a circle of dark and light granite. St. Andrew holds a symbolic cross made of dark granite.

The river embankment is nearby

The river embankment is nearby

The monument to Apostle St.Andrew was dedicated to the 1025th anniversary of the Baptism of Kievan Rus that was observed on July 18, 2013. Sculptors Alexander Ridnyi and Anna Ivanova are the authors of the monument. The monument was erected on private donations.

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The Memory of Architect Beketov

The monument to the outstanding architect and teacher, Honored Artist Ukraine Aleksey Beketov (1862-1941) was dedicated on August 22, 2007. It was created by the sculptor and architect Seyfaddin Gurbanov and architect Yuri Shkodovsky. A grandson of Architect Beketov - Fiodor Rofe-Beketov, also attended the opening ceremony.

Architect Beketov monument

Architect Beketov monument


Architect Beketov monument

Architect Beketov monument

The monument stands in front of the main entrance to Kharkiv State Technical University of Construction and Architecture at 40 Sumy Street.
On August 30, 2016, the second monument to Architecture Academician Aleksey Beketov was unveiled in Kharkiv. It stands in front of Beketov National University of Municipal Economy.
The name of Architect Beketov is very much revered in Kharkiv. He was the creator of a great number of excellent buildings that adorn the old street of Kharkiv now. Those buildings are the best memorial of this outstanding architect, such as the Scientists Center at 10 Female Myrrbearers Street (built in 1900).
Now there is a street and a subway station named after this great architect. Kharkiv National University of Municipal Economy is called after Architect Beketov.
Please take a look at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3ibO1aYK6E

Eternal Flame Changed Its Ideology
The monument to the heroes who fell for the independence and freedom of Ukraine stands in Pokrovsky Park opposite Assumption Cathedral. It was transformed from the former Soviet monument that had been unveiled on November 6, 1957 as the monument to the fighters of the October revolution of 1917.

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Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame

The composition of the monument includes a small funeral urn of red polished granite, installed on a low pedestal. The urn is covered with a lowered revolutionary flag made of bronze. The inscription in golden letters was in Ukrainian. It read, “On the day of 40th anniversary of Great October Revolution to those who gave their lives for the Soviet power."

Eternal Flame

Eternal Flame

On April 12, 1958, during the celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Communist Party of Ukraine, the Eternal Flame was lit at the foot of that monument. People started calling that memorial simply The Eternal Flame.

On May 9, 2015, the local Civic Guard activists decided to introduce a modern correction to the content of the monument. They replaced the old Communist plaque in honor of the October Revolution fighters with a new one that read, "To the heroes who fell for the independence and freedom of Ukraine". The bronze revolutionary flag on the urn was painted as the national flag of Ukraine. The Eternal Flame had been switched off long ago. So, if you came here without knowing about the Communist past of this unusual monument, you would not have guessed it was meant to be a big Communist symbol. Thus, the Eternal Flame became the monument to the heroes who had fallen for the independence and freedom of Ukraine. Within the framework of the law on the removal of Communist symbols, this monument would have to be dismantled in 2016, but not now. It must be the city's only Communist times memorial that was transformed into a Ukrainian national monument. I accepted it as such when I was there, and I must say I was surprised to find out about its Communist past...

Honouring the Great Thinker

The monument to Hryhoriy Skovoroda, a prominent Ukrainian humanist and educator, stands in Our Lady’s Protecting Veil Park near University Street. The monument represents a bronze majestic figure of the philosopher with a marble plaque at the foot. The straight figure of the wandering philosopher in ascetic clothing serves as the embodiment of indomitable will. The book in his hands serves as a source of universal wisdom.

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Hryhoriy Skovoroda monument

Hryhoriy Skovoroda monument

The monument is a project of Ivan Kavaleridze, and Yuri Shkodovsky was its architect. The monument to the prominent Ukrainian thinker was created to commemorate his contribution to the development of the Ukrainian nation. The monument was unveiled on September 3, 1992.

The Monument to the 50th Parallel

Not far from the impressive Shevchenko monument, there is an unusual monument - the monument to the 50th parallel. It symbolizes the fact that Kharkiv is the largest city on the 50th parallel of north latitude. Kharkiv is located at the intersection of the 50'00'' of north latitude and 36'15'' of east longitude.

The monument to the 50th Parallel

The monument to the 50th Parallel

The monument to the 50th parallel was unveiled on October 9, 2010. Twenty tablets made of bronze and copper, which contain stretch along an alley in a broken line. They contain an inscription: "The 50th parallel". There are cities located on the 50th parallel in twelve countries, among them: the Czech Republic, Poland, Mongolia, Canada, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Germany, China and Russia. It must be one of the very few city monuments that you can trample with your feet. In the center, you can see a convex bronze circle with a diameter of two meters and with an image of the globe and an indication of some of the world's major cities: Moscow, Rome, Jerusalem, Paris, Dubai and New Delhi, and the distance from them to Kharkiv. FYI: the name of the city is written in Russian (with -o- instead of the Ukrainian -i-), and its English translation was also made from Russian: Kharkov. Sergey Fomichov is the author of this monument.
The witty Kharkiv residents came up with a new tradition connected with the new monument: if you stand on the summit of the globe of the 50th parallel, you will be happy. Therefore, if you want to be happy, climb to the top of the world in Kharkiv.
Here is a link to a short Youtube video about this unusual monument.

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The Thermometer

The Thermometer

The Thermometer is another famous place in Kharkiv. It is a favorite meeting place of many Kharkiv residents and guests. The height of the thermometer is 16 m. It was installed at the Kharkiv Institute of Metrology in 1976, and in 2012 it was replaced by a brand new one.

Murals have become very popular and widespread in Kharkiv. They have filled many buildings in different districts of the city, adding bright colors to the cityscape. They embellish the gray walls and became the witnesses of history.

Leonid Bykov's mural in Sumy Street

Leonid Bykov's mural in Sumy Street


Leonid Bykov mural in Sumy Street

Leonid Bykov mural in Sumy Street

We saw Leonid Bykov mural in Sumy Street. He is depicted in his role as a military pilot from a well-known Soviet movie of the seventies of the twentieth century. Kharkiv paid tribute to the famous compatriot who used to live and to work in this city. He played his first theater roles at the theater in Sumy Street.

To The Legendary Physician
On October 15, 2009, the monument to the legendary ophthalmologist Leonard Hirschmann (1830-1906) was unveiled in Kharkiv in the park near the 14th opthalmological clinic named after Hirschmann. The clinic is located at 5 Honchar Street. The name of Leonard Hirschmann is known not only to Kharkivites, but also to the entire world. This physician believed that the doctor did not have the last hour of work, but only had the last patient.

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Leonard Hirschmann momunent

Leonard Hirschmann momunent


Leonard Hirschmann momunent

Leonard Hirschmann momunent


The monument is a bronze composition: the eminent physician is standing beside a blind girl who saw the light after the operation.

As Sculptor Alexander Demchenko explained about the composition, his creative team chose to show the humane character of the doctor and his devotional service to the people. According to official statistics, Leonard Hirschmann received one million patients within the sixty years of service. Many great people were proud of his friendship. Anton Chekhov called the doctor "a holy man".

The monument to Prince Yaroslav the Wise

Prince Yaroslav the Wise Square is located in the central part of Kharkiv, at the intersection of Pushkin Street and Petrovsky Street. The square was named in honor of Prince Yaroslav of Novgorod and Kiev, the eldest son of Prince St.Vladimir the Baptist of Kiev Rus. Prince Yaroslav is known all over the world as Prince Yaroslav the Wise. Here, near the building of Yaroslav the Wise National Law Academy, you can see the monument to Prince Yaroslav the Wise, which was inaugurated on October 8, 1999. Its location is symbolic, because the Academy is named after the Prince, who went down into the history as the author of the first book of laws in Kiev Rus. Prince Yaroslav (977-1054), who reigned in 1019-1054, is depicted in a majestic pose, sitting on a throne and holding a book in his hands. The book is called “Yaroslav’s Truth”, or "The Rus Truth".

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Prince Yaroslav the Wise monument

Prince Yaroslav the Wise monument


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Prince Yaroslav the Wise monument_To the first law-maker

There are inscriptions in Ukrainian on two sides of the pedestal that is made of grey-and-green granite. The Ukrainian inscription on the left side of the pedestal reads, "To the first law-maker of Kiev Rus".

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Prince Yaroslav the Wise monument_the words of Prince Yaroslav the Wise

The inscription on the right side of the pedestal is a quote from The Rus Truth. It reads, "Live according to this scripture, as I wrote for you, keep on this way". The total height of the monument is 4.8 meters.
You can see larger pictures here.

To the Founders of the City

On August 23, 2004, within the framework of celebrations dedicated to the 350th anniversary of Kharkiv, a monument to the founders of the city was unveiled at the beginning of the Lenin Avenue. People call the monument "the monument to Kharko the Cossack" or "the Equestrian Statue of Kharko". This landmark of Kharkiv was created by the famous sculptor Zurab Tsereteli, who had been commissioned by Moscow Mayor Yuri Luzhkov, as a gift from the twin-city of Moscow on Kharkiv City Day.

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The monument to the founders of the city

The monument to the founders of the city

As Zurab Tsereteli, the creator of the monument commented, the statue symbolizes the unity of Ukraine and Russia and the spirit of freedom inherent to the Ukrainian people.
The height of the pedestal, lined with red granite, is 8.5 meters, and the height of the Bronze Horseman is 4 meters. This monument weighs over 700 tons. The inscription on a bronze plaque on the pedestals is in Ukrainian. It reads, To the founders of Kharkiv on the occasion of the 350th anniversary of the city.

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The monument consists of a bronze horseman on a horse, holding a shield and a peak in his hands. It’s the first equestrian monument in the city. However, it should be noted that neither the attire, nor the weapons correspond to the period of the first settlers and defenders of the Kharkiv Fortress. Art critics think it's a shame for Kharkiv to have such a monument, since the monument does not comply with any historical accuracy, that is, they believe that Sculptor Tsereteli had a ready-made monument and it had to be attached somewhere... Therefore, they added a couple of items here and there, and the monument was kind of ready to be installed... As people say, out of sight, out of mind …
Initially, it was assumed that the monument would be dedicated to Kharko the Cossack, the mythical founder of the city, whose name Kharkiv supposedly bears. This caused a number of protests among the intellectuals of Kharkiv, because the identity of Kharko the Cossack was considered to be an invented one, since it had not appeared in the historiography until the end of the 18th century.
Here is a fun fact about this monument. The location of the equestrian figure caused a humorous reaction of the residents of Kharkiv. Now the local population calls Shatolovka and Pauls’s Field - the most prestigious areas of Kharkiv - "behind-the-ass districts".

Jesus Christ Monument

The monument to Jesus Christ is another unusual monument in Kharkiv. It was unveiled on August 10, 2001 on the territory of the Virgin Mary’s Protecting Veil Monastery to commemorate the 2000th anniversary of the Nativity of Christ. In fact, it is the monument to the 2000th anniversary of the Nativity of Christ, but everybody calls it the monument to Jesus Christ.

They call it Jesus Christ monument

They call it Jesus Christ monument

Thus, the monument became the first Jesus Christ monument in the former Soviet Union countries. The full-length sculpture of Jesus Christ stands on the globe that is placed on a granite pedestal. The inscription on the globe in golden letters and figures reads, 2000 years of the Nativity of Christ. Jesus is holding a tablet with letters alpha and omega in his left hand. He raised his right hand to bless the world.
The inscription on the pedestal contains the words of Metropolitan Nicodemus of Kharkiv and Bogodukhiv, "Come all you faithful, let us give praise to God!"
The authors of this monument are sculptor I.Yastrebov and I. M. Yadchenko. Metropolitan Nicodemus of Kharkiv and Bogodukhiv was the author of the idea and the sketch of the monument project.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=la8mOL4hSso

Admire the Unusual Monuments
You can see an unusual monument in Sumy Street – the city’s central street. It’s the monument to the soccer ball. It was unveiled on August 24, 2001 in Sports Glory Alley in Shevchenko Park. It became the most important place for sports souvenir photos which the soccer fans from all over Europe could take home.

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Soccer Ball monument

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The diameter of the ball is one and a half meters. The pedestal is made of black granite and is equipped with niches for lighting. Eleven lamps around the ball illuminate the monument at night. The sight is nice indeed: http://www.alkonarkostop.com.ua/nash-xarkov/pamyatnik-futbolnomu-myachu.html
The overall weight of the monument is over two tons. There are posters around the soccer ball, where, like in the good old days, you can find all the sports news of Kharkiv. Together with a renewed football soccer club called Metallist, Kharkiv acquired another sporting symbol of the city.
The famous soccer player Oleg Blokhin signed the ball one day. After that, many visitors considered it necessary to leave their autographs on it as well. The monument had to be painted over completely, and then it had to be washed again and again, and then painted over. Only the autograph of Oleg Blokhin remained.

The Monument to Lovers

Lovers monument square

Lovers monument square

Visit one of the unusual monuments: the Monument to Lovers that is located in Pushkin Street in Kharkiv. It represents a figure of a guy and a young lady who have merged in a kiss. The monument was unveiled on April 24, 2003 in Architects' Square. The square, in which it was installed, became even more popular among residents and visitors. In 2009, the Lovers Monument was refurbished and painted with golden paint, and a fountain was added around it.

Lovers monument

Lovers monument

The reason why the monument had to be refurbished was primarily the fact that within seven years, the two figures were covered with numerous inscriptions and drawings of the couples in love. Apparently, they wanted those two figures to become a talisman of their relationship.
The Lovers Monument became a meeting place for many people. Very often it is a dating place for young people. In the evening you can always see a lot of couples who gather around the statue. The city newlyweds have a new tradition: they stand under the arch formed by the sculptural young lovers, kiss and make a wish.

Lovers monument

Lovers monument

Many visitors are primarily interested in seeing the Lovers Monument, because not every city can boast of such an unusual sculpture.
Although many people shrug their shoulders and sneer at this unusual momunent, it is still a popular place to stay.
Lovers Monument has been popular with citizens, because everything is changing, but the feeling called love has always filled and will fill the hearts of the people for more years to come, and the sculpture is a symbol of this great feeling!

McDonald's is right behind Lovers monument

McDonald's is right behind Lovers monument

The locals call the monument Kamasutra from Auschwitz. Kamasutra – because the figures are naked and are depicted in an unusual posture. Ausschwitz – because they are too thin, as though they were imprisoned at a concentration camp.
The monument symbolizes the strong love of young people. However, the Kharkiv authorities accuse the sculptor of immorality, since the young guy and the young lady have no clothes. There are even rumors of the unavoidable demolition of the monument, but I hope it will not come to that.

The Only Monument In Ukraine

At the entrance to Old Hem Pub

At the entrance to Old Hem Pub

Strolling along the city streets, you will be surprised to discover the monuments and sculptures you would never imagine to find. For example, you can find the monument to the famous American writer Ernest Hemingway. It is the only Hemingway monument in Ukraine. The bronze statue was unveiled on August 23, 2012 at the same time with opening of Old Hem Pub. This is the pub's homepage in Russian.

The monument to Ernest Hemingway

The monument to Ernest Hemingway

The writer is depicted in a rather relaxed attitude. He leans on a small fence, and one of his legs is wound up for another. The sculptors created a very accurate image of the writer’s vest, but, as critics say, the portrait resemblance leaves much to be desired. Nevertheless, the writer’s figure conveys the image of Ernest Hemingway very well. I would even say there is enough portrait resemblance in the statue, although I am not an art critic, of course.

The monument to Ernest Hemingway

The monument to Ernest Hemingway

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This monument adorns a popular drinking establishment Old Hem Pub. The pub’s motto is, You'll never drink alone. The pub is an arts ground where poets and musicians meet over beer and perform for customers.
This arts pub is known for its good draft beer and beer snacks: Fried cheese suluguni; Potato croquettes; Fried onion rings; Shrimps with soy sauce; Crispy pig ears; Squid rings, cooked and filled with sour cream; Several kinds of beer plates.
You can reach this monument this way: exit University Subway Station, walk to Sumy Street and then go to Liberty Street, or: leave Derzhprom Subway Station, exit to Liberty Square, walk to Sumy Street, and then go to Liberty Steet.
Please take a look at some more nice pictures of this monument.

Pay Tribute to the Genius

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Walking along the main street - Sumy Street - you can't fail to notice this beautiful monument. The monument to Nickolay Gogol was unveiled on the centenary of the writer's birth on March 20, 1909 in Theater Square. The bust was created by sculptor Boris Edwards (1860-1924). The monument to Gogol struck the city residents with its artistic decisions. The sculptor portrayed Nickolay Gogol at the top of his literary success, when the Russian readers had only got acquainted with the works of the young writer. Gogol is holding pieces of paper in one hand and a pen in the other hand. We see the author of the famous books "Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka" and "Mirgorod" as a funny and ironic writer, immersed in observation, who wants to see everything, to write everything down, and to talk about everything.

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During the World War II, the bust of Nickolay Gogol was damaged: bullets hit its shoulder and hand. During the rehabilitation of the park area in the summer of 2009, it was decided to keep the damage of the monument intact since the "wounds" belonged to history.
It is interesting to note that before unveiling Gogol’s bust, sculptor Boris Edwards unveiled a bust of Pushkin in front of the Drama Theatre at the beginning of Theater Square in 1904. The monument to Nickolay Gogol was made in the same style with Pushkin’s bust, and was installed at the opposite end of the square in 1909.
In 1935, after renaming Pushkin Drama Theater into Shevchenko Drama Theatre, the Soviet authorities of Kharkiv considered it inappropriate to see a bust of Alexander Pushkin in front of the facade of the theater, which no longer bore the name of one of the greatest Russian poets. The busts of Pushkin and Gogol exchanged their places. As a result, Gogol’s bust was moved and installed in front of the facade of the theater (where it is now), and Pushkin’s bust found itself placed on the reverse side of the square facing Pushkin Street.

As a result, Pushkin bust overlooks Pushkin Street, while Gogol bust overlooks Shevchenko Theater.

The monument to the fallen police officers
During our stroll that started at Architect Beketov Subway Station, we walked along Female Myrrbearers Street (“ulitsa Zhon Mironossits” in Russian) and saw the Police Leisure Center, one of the numerous leisure centers of Kharkiv. We call those centers “palace of culture”, or DK (“de kah”) for short.

The memorial chapel in front of the Police Conference Center

The memorial chapel in front of the Police Conference Center

The Police Leisure Center is attached to the Main Department of the Ministry of Interior of Kharkiv Region. This center is the venue for the celebrations dedicated to the initiation into the ranks of police officers, awarding certificates, taking the oath of allegiance to the state, presentation of awards, etc. You can attend different concerts at this leisure center now such as a series of concerts of Beethoven consisting of nice symphonies. Ticket reservation is by phone: The territory of this leisure center includes a historical and memorial complex of police officers, including:
• the history museum of the internal affairs bodies of Kharkiv;
• a monument to the police officers who fell in the line of duty;
• Archangel St.Michael’s Chapel built in 1997, where the Liturgy is held on memorial days.

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The monument to the fallen police officers

The monument to the fallen police officers


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The Police Leisure Center occupies the former mansion of the Alchevskys that was built by architect Aleksey Beketov in 1893 for the family of his father-in-law Aleksey Alchevsky. The mansion was built according to the model of Italian villas of the late Renaissance. The mansion was surrounded by a garden, where the world's first monument to the great Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko was unveiled in 1899 (the statue was made by sculptor Beklemishev). After the bankruptcy of the Alchevskys and the tragic death of Aleksey Alchevsky, the family had to sell their mansion. The new owner did not want to see a monument to the poet in his estate, and gave it to the Alchevskys. Today, this monument is kept at Shevchenko National Museum in Kiev.
The Police Museum and Maritime Museum have operated in this building since 1995. Since this leisure center is a law enforcement institution of Kharkiv, it is difficult to get into it and to see the Police Museum. As far as the Maritime Museum is concerned, it is open to the public.
The monument to the police officers killed in the line of duty was unveiled near the Police Leisure Center in 1995.
Sculptor Ilyichov and architect Chechelnitsky are the authors of this impressive monument.
In 1997, Archangel St.Michael’s Chapel was dedicated near the leisure center.

The Firefighters Memorial
The Firefighters Memorial was unveiled in 1990 in Firefighters Park located at 50 Poltava Road. The memorial is located not far from the fire tower.
The three-meter figure of a firefighter was made in black to symbolize the mourning. At the same time the black figure reminds us of the conditions of thick black smoke, where firefighters have to work to rescue people. The firefighter is depicted holding a baby, standing in the middle of blazing flames.

Firefighters Memorial

Firefighters Memorial


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You can see a black memorial plaque on a marble gravestone behind him, with the date of the sad events and the words of gratitude for the heroic deed. There are names of the fallen firefighters inscribed in golden letter on a marble plate to the left of the monument.

Memorial Plaques -
There are a lot of memorial plaques in every district of Kharkiv. Some of them are real works of art.

Nansen memorial plaque

Nansen memorial plaque

1) On June 6, 2003, a memorial plaque in honor of the famous Norwegian traveler, oceanographer, diplomat and public figure, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Fridtjof Nansen (1861-1930) was unveiled on the facade of Kharkiv Arts Museum.
In 1923, Fridtjof Nansen arrived in Kharkiv as the High Commissioner of the International Committee of the Red Cross, and held talks with the Ukrainian government on joint efforts to overcome the famine of 1921 - 1922. The noble selfless work of Fridtjof Nansen, who conveyed the received Nobel Prize for creating a rescue fund for the starving people in Ukraine and Russia, yielded good results. According to statistics, thanks to the unselfish help of the prominent Norwegian, over 6 million children and adults in Ukraine and in the neighboring regions of Russia were saved from starvation.

Leonid Bykov memorial plaque

Leonid Bykov memorial plaque

2) Leonid Bykov memorial plaque was unveiled on August 21, 2003 on the façade of Shevchenko State Academic Ukrainian Drama Theater. Leonid Bykov, a famous Ukrainian Soviet actor, worked at this theater from 1951 to 1960. A well-known Kharkiv architect Semion Yakubovich is the author of this amazing memorial plaque. This is the second memorial plaque in honor of Leonid Bykov. The first one was unveiled in 2002 in Culture Street on the apartment house where the great actor lived.

Valentin Kryshtal memorial plaque

Valentin Kryshtal memorial plaque

3) Valentin Cryshtal memorial plaque was unveiled in early May 2009, on the wall of the building of the department of sexology and medical psychology of Kharkiv Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education in Myrrbearers Street. Valentin Kryshtak was the founder and the permanent head of that department from 1987 until 2008.
Valentin V. Cryshtal was an Honored Worker of Science of Ukraine, an Academician of the Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Ph.D. in medicine, Professor, and a specialist in medical and social psychology, psychiatry, sexology and sexual pathology.
Cryshtal became a pioneer in the investigation of the problems of sex in the USSR. He managed to make the sensitive issues of sexology "legitimate topics" in those times. The Department of Medical Psychology and Sexology was founded in 1987. To create this department, its founders had to solve the problem at the highest level. The reaction of the Communist party leaders of Kharkiv was unequivocal: thunder and lightning. The road for the "disgraced" science had to be opened in Moscow – at the Ministry of Health and even at the Communist Party Central Committee. After long negotiations, the Department of Sexology – the first one in the Soviet Union – got the highest permission for work.

Polish General Consulate memorial plaque

Polish General Consulate memorial plaque

4) General Consulate of Poland (in1924-1934), The Consulate of Poland (1934-1937) was located in this building at 15 Maximilian Street. The plaque was unveiled on June 22, 2015. It was created by sculptor Katib Mamedov.

Ivan Franko memorial plaque

Ivan Franko memorial plaque

5) Ivan Franko, a prominent Ukrainian writer, poet, scholar, public figure, was awarded a doctorate in Russian literature in this building in 1905. Ivan Franko memorial plaque is on the building at 23 University Street.

Les Kurbas  memorial plaque

Les Kurbas memorial plaque

6) Les Kurbas (Alexander Kurbas), an outstanding Ukrainian director, actor, and the founder of Berezil Theater, worked at this tehater in 1926-1933. The memorial plaque is at the façade of Shevchenko State Academic Ukrainian Drama Theater in Sumy Street at 9 Sumy Street. It was unveiled in 1989.

Hirschmann memorial plaque

Hirschmann memorial plaque

7) Leonard Hirschman (1830-1906), an ophthalmologist, a doctor, a teacher, worked at this hospital: the 14th opthalmological clinic named after Hirschmann. The clinic is located at 5 Honchar Street.

Dmytro Bahaliy memorial plaque

Dmytro Bahaliy memorial plaque

8) Dmitriy Bahaliy, a Ukrainian historian, philosopher and public figure, lived in this house.

In memory of the meeting of Peter Gulak-Artemovs'ky and Adam Mickiewicz

In memory of the meeting of Peter Gulak-Artemovs'ky and Adam Mickiewicz

9) In memory of the meeting of Peter Gulak-Artemovs'ky and Adam Mickiewicz.The memorial plaque is at 16 University Street. This plaque one is double faced and quite unique: it is dedicated to a meeting of two artists.

Vladimir G Sergeyev memorial plaque

Vladimir G Sergeyev memorial plaque

10) To Vladimir G. Sergeyev, a prominent Soviet designer of missile technology, an honorary citizen of the city of Kharkiv. This memorial plaque is at 36/38 Sumy Street. The plaque was unveiled on August 21, 2009. It was created by sculptor Seyfuddin Gurbanov.

Kondratiuk memorial plaque

Kondratiuk memorial plaque

11) To Yuri Kondratyuk, a Ukrainian Soviet scientist, one of the founders of space science, who worked at the Industrial Energy Institute in 1933-1934. The institute was located at the site of the apartment house.

Vladimir Shestopalov memorial plaque

Vladimir Shestopalov memorial plaque

12) To Vladimir Shestopalov, a prominent theater figure, People's Artist of Ukraine, who lived in this house from 1971 to 2001. The apartment house is at 20 Constitution Square. The memorial plaque was unveiled in 2013.

Marshal Malinovsky  memorial plaque

Marshal Malinovsky memorial plaque

13) To Rodion Malinovskiy, Marshal of the Soviet Union, Twice Hero of the Soviet Union, Minister of Defense of the USSR. The memorial plaque is at 25 Annunciation Street.

Serhiy Vasylkiskyi memorial plaque

Serhiy Vasylkiskyi memorial plaque

14) To Serhiy Vassylkivskyi, a famous Ukrainian painter, an outstanding landscape painter. This memorial plaque is on the wall of the Arts Museum at 11 Female Myrrbearers Street.

Metropolitan NIkodim memorial plaque

Metropolitan NIkodim memorial plaque

15) The memorial plaque to Metropolitan Nicodemus (Rusnak) was unveiled on October 9, 2016. He was the first rector of the revived Kharkiv Theological Seminary. The memorial plaque is on the front wall of the Residencesof Kharkiv bishops.

General Tolubko memorial plaque

General Tolubko memorial plaque

16) Vladimir Tolubko memorial plaque was unveiled on the façade of the air Force University at 77/79 Sumy Street. Vladimir Tolubko (1914-1989) was a Hero of Socialist Labor, Army General, Commander of the Strategic Missile Forces (1972-1985), Chief Marshal of Artillery.

Henrik Semiradsky memorial plaque

Henrik Semiradsky memorial plaque

17) Henryk Siemiradzki memorial plaque was unveiled on the façade of Karazin National University on October 27, 2015 at 23 University Street. Henryk Hektor Siemiradzki (1843-1902) was an artist, one of the representatives of the academic art. He used to study in Kharkiv. He is known for his monumental paintings depicting scenes from the history of ancient Greece and Rome.

Alexander Svichkariov memorial plaque

Alexander Svichkariov memorial plaque

18) To Alexander Svichkariov, Professor of Law, Hero of the Soviet Union, who lived in this apartment house at 20 Constitution Square.

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