View of Podil, Kiev
Podil is a historic neighborhood and an administrative district in Kiev. The Dnieper River can be seen in the back. Thanks to Elizabeth for the card.
This monument is located in Kiev to honor the memory of Bohdan Khmelnytsky, who was an important part of the Ukrainian culture, some consider him a national hero but is also criticized for signing a treaty that led to the loss of independence to the Russian Empire.
According to the “Primary Chronicle” by Nestor the Chronicler, as well as other Russian chronicles, dated XI-XII centuries, the contemporary city of Kiev was founded by three brothers – Kyi, Schek, Khoryv and their sister Lybid. The newly formed three small settlements subsequently merged into a magnificent city, named after the eldest brother Kyi.
The sculptural composition of the monument on the Embankment of the Dnieper consists of the rook, on which float brothers Kyi, Schek, Khoryv, and their beautiful sister Lybid. At the foot of the monument there is a pool, and the monument is made of granite.