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Find every lucky horseshoe and discover Poltava!

Poltava - a fairytale city, full of legends. One of them - about luck, that anyone who finds...

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Poltava - a fairytale city, full of legends. One of them - about luck, that anyone who finds a horseshoe on its path will receive. Horseshoe as tell Poltava citizens isn’t only a guardian, but a talisman which is sure to bring a good luck - a real success for years to come. For several hundred years, travelers who visit Poltava are searching for a horseshoe, to return home with confidence in their success. According to legend, anyone who wants to be lucky should pass Poltava, find the legendary path on which lucky horseshoes since Cossack times were left. And every traveler, if he will be realy attentive and careful, will certainly find all the horseshoes that bring good luck and the implementation of any courageous desires. In our time, the time of high technology and instant communication, it's hard to find a horseshoe on the road, lost by horse rider, but for those who believes in success is awaiting a reward. Poltava is always ready to meet the guests, so even today you will find success in Poltava. Go to the path of legends, and you will find all the horseshoes that are located on your way to success! Be confident and believe in your luck - it is waiting for you in Poltava!




«Monument of Glory»Year of opening: 1811Authors: Jean-François Thomas de Thomon, M.Amvrosimov, F.Shchedrin, I.Marrtos, G.Ugriumov, F.Gordeiev, P.YakimovLocation: Zhovtnevyi Park (city center) Poltava city
About the landmark:

Monument of Glory is a landmark of monumental art which is recorded into State register of immovable landmarks of Ukraine…

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Monument of Glory is a landmark of monumental art which is recorded into State register of immovable landmarks of Ukraine of the national importance.
Inauguration of the monument took place on June 27, 1811 commemorating 100-th anniversary of Poltava Battle.
Two-level socle made of local granite (from the village of Kelebarda of Kremenchutskyi district) is holding a canon with its barrel turned up – a cast-iron column topped with bronze eagle with gilding. This symbol of victory is turned towards the Field of Poltava Battle. In its beak the eagle is holding a laurel wreath and in its talons there are lightnings as a symbol of conquered greatness of the enemy. The base of the first level – monument’s bottom – contains 18 canons. Total height of the Monument of Glory is 16.61 m, height of column is 10.35 m, height of the eagle is 2.11 m and its wings spread is about 3 m.
Monument of Glory is the most important component of Poltava Round Square ensemble – the center of district city in the beginning of ХІХ century and today’s administrative center of Poltava region.

History:

It was planned to open the Monument of Glory to 100-th anniversary of Poltava Battle (June 27, 1709), that is, in 1809. However, construction works were not completed…

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It was planned to open the Monument of Glory to 100-th anniversary of Poltava Battle (June 27, 1709), that is, in 1809. However, construction works were not completed to the date specified. Unveiling of the monument took place on June 27, 1811 under the rule of Alexander I. The money for erection of the monument was given by the Emperor and his family and lion’s share was given by people of Poltava district.
In 40s years of ХІХ century the park where the Monument of Glory is located was planted with pyramid-like poplars – exotic and at the same time modern trees brought from overseas. In 1842 by “Royal decree” the former Oleksandrivskyi garden was given to Petrovska Cadet Corps, therefore, there is another name of the garden – Korpusnyi Park (sometimes – Korpusnyi garden). It was one of the three parks of Poltava accessible for all citizens and free of rental and entrance fees. Every weekend a wind orchestra played in the park and from the beginning of ХХ century there worked a cinema-bioscope in summer. In the times of the Ukrainian People’s Republic (UPR) the park obtained the name – Mazepa’s grove and from 20s – the today’s name – Zhovtnevyi Park.

Legends:

According to the legend the canons built in the bottom of the Monument of Glory are of symbolic significance: 10 canons are from Poltava…

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According to the legend the canons built in the bottom of the Monument of Glory are of symbolic significance: 10 canons are from Poltava fortress of the times of battle, 8 canons are from the place of final surrender of Swedish army of Karl ХІІ – near the town Perevolochna (today it is flooded by water of Dniprodzerzhynsk Reservoir).