"Soviet Times Legacy" Kolyadovka Travelogue by hunterV

Kolyadovka Travel Guide: 18 reviews and 109 photos

Visiting the Museum in Kolyadivka

There are four halls, among them two halls are dedicated to the Soviet history of Kolyadivka.

War Memories

340 villagers went to the front during the Second World war, among them 228 people fell at the fronts and 192 were awarded with Soviet orders and medals.
In 1974 a war memorial was dedicated on the common grave of the Soviet soldiers and officers who had liberated the village from the Nazi invaders in January 1943.

Comrade Lenin and the Plough

Where else can you see such a strange combination: Comrade Lenin and the plough?
I liked the scene, found it rather symbolic and could not help taking a picture.
The plough is aimed at Lenin' bust and could pull it down with some help...
Nobody would mind if you took the plough and had a picture of youself taken.

Soviet School

This old Soviet school desk warmed my heart.
When I began attending school in 1967, I used to sit at the desk of the same design, but mine was brown I think.
Next time I visit the museum I will have to sit at the desk and ponder.

Folk Instruments

There are two folk instruments made by a local craftsman: a guitar and a balalaika.
The balalaika is unique for it has twelve strings.
The museum keeper said one visitor had tried to play it and even managed to produce some sounds.

A Familiar Quotation

There is a plaque with a familiar quotation at the museum wall.
The inscription reads,


Everybody should know his or her Motherland in its borders, know the advantages and disadvantages of each place, know the people's crafts, their customs, and faith, which makes their wealth.

Lots of Tools

This agricultural area is known for a big variety of its agricultural tools used by peasants within the last two or three centuries.
It's hard to know all their names and usage purposes.

Live and Learn!

I enjoyed the museum tour made by Olga, the museum keeper.
Thanks a lot!
I will come back some day!

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