“This is a song of my soul”: Olena Apanovich in preservation of Zaporizka Sich in late 1980 – early 1990

Savchenko S. V. “This is a song of my soul”: Olena Apanovich in preservation of Zaporizka Sich in late 1980 – early 1990

  • The article deals with the activities of Olena Apanovich in the study and preservation of ukrainian cossacks’ memorials on the territory of the former Zaporizka Sich in late 1980 – early 1990. Researcher’s organizational efforts and her participation in expeditions organized by the magazine “Sights of Ukraine” “Zaporizka Sich: destroyed and survived” in 1989 and 1990 are analyzed. The complex nature of expeditions and the significant public comment on the expedition are pointed. Olena Apanovich became a scientific supervisor of the expedition. Cossacks’ memorials in several regions of Ukraine: in the places of siches, palankas, zymivnykys and Khortytsia island were investigated. O. Apanovich and the members of the expedition attracted public’s attention to the serious condition of monuments of Motronynskyi monastery, memorials of Kholodnyi Yar, Nikopol museum, I. Sirko’s grave and to the places of the most important of cossacks’ battles. The expedition in 1990 began with the investigation of memorials of Nehvoroshchi Poltava region and recorded a significant number of unsatisfying condition of museum monuments. Overall the activities of Olena Apanovich in the study and preservation of ukrainian cossacks’ memorials put this issue as one of the main Ukrainian national revival in late 1980 – early 1990.
  • Olena Apanovich, Cossacks, Zaporizka Sich, expedition, journal “Sights of Ukraine”, “Zaporizka Sich: destroyed and survived”
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