"When the secret Brotherhood of..." Kiev Local Custom Tip by Tolik

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When the secret Brotherhood of Saints Cyril and Methodius was suppressed in 1847, Shevchenko was punished by exile and compulsory military service for writing the poems 'The Dream,' The Caucasus?, and 'The Epistle,' which satirized the oppression of Ukraine by Russia and prophesied a revolution. The great Taras became a symbol of Ukraine and Ukrainian spirit. He is a person that has the largest number of the monuments on its honour all over the world, wherever 30 million of Ukrainians outside their homeland live, including Paris, France and Washington, D.C., USA.

On the picture - my favorite monument to Schevchenko in Kharkov, Ukraine.

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  • Written Nov 19, 2002
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