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We rented a car for a weekend and drove NE of Kiev to the 11th C town of Novgorod-Siversky. This is where Prince Igor kicked of his brave exploits, immortalized in "Слова о Полку Игоревом" ("Lay of Igor's Regiment"). The local museum features half a century worth of publishing works under that title.

Today it's the site of an idyllic (aren't they all) Spaso-Preobrazhensky Monastery. Right next to the Monastery is a swanky new hotel built for the 2004 summit b/w presidents Kuchma, Lukashenko & Putin. Kuchma was born not far from here, which explains the 4-star hotel, pristine condition of the Monastery & a new train station, which looks suspiciously similar to the hotel...

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Europe
Subcategory Detail:Ukraine
Keywords:church, country, monastery, rus, ukraine, village

Town of Nezhin

Town of Nezhin

One of town's numerous churches

One of town's numerous churches

Sign in the church:

Sign in the church:

Откуда дровишки?

Откуда дровишки?

Holy crap

Holy crap

Outskirts of Nezhin

Outskirts of Nezhin

Outskirts of Nezhin

Outskirts of Nezhin

Outskirts of Nezhin

Outskirts of Nezhin

The mandatory statue of Lenin

The mandatory statue of Lenin

and just as mandatory - tank on a pedistal

and just as mandatory - tank on a pedistal

Park Shevchenko

Park Shevchenko

Church in scaffolding

Church in scaffolding

Wonder why that fence is pink...

Wonder why that fence is pink...

Почта, Телефон, Телеграф, Радио

Почта, Телефон, Телеграф, Радио

Roadside diner outside of Baturin

Roadside diner outside of Baturin

Warming up by the fire place

Warming up by the fire place

Hot borsch with home-made тушенка (potted meat)

Hot borsch with home-made тушенка (potted meat)

Digging into bitok & mashed potatoes

Digging into bitok & mashed potatoes