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The History of Lutsk

This old Ukrainian city, which sprung up on an island encompassed by branches of the Styr & Hluszets Rivers, was inhabited by the East Slavs in the 7th & 8th centures. Its name probably comes from the word "luka", which means the "bend", which the River Styr makes in that place, which in time lead to that name.
During the IX - XII centuries this city became the "capital" of the Western Volynia, or Volyn. At the same time, its future suburbs were populated: Hnidava, Krasne & Hmelnyk.
The first written mention of Luchesk, or Lutsk as being a dependable fortress of the Kiev state, is found in the Ipativ chronicle, dating from 1085.
The international influence of the capitol of Volyn in the 15th century is attested to by the congress of european monarchs held there in 1429.

A Tower

This is a tower of the Lutsk's Castle.It is the place to see.
The international festival of folk-lore starts from here every summer.

The Catholic Cathedral

This is the catholic cathedral in the old part of the city. There is the underground. It was built in the middle ages. It is the very interesting place to see.

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