Hetman Bhodan Khmelnitsky Kyiv

Bohdan Khmelnytsky (born 1595, died 1657) was the leader (1648-57) of the Zaporozhian Cossacks who organized a rebellion against Polish rule in Ukraine that ultimately led to the transfer of the Ukrainian lands east of the Dnieper River from Polish to Russian control.

Bohdan Khmelnytsy is revered as a national hero who pushed for Ukrainian independence.

​Interestingly many historians view him in a very different light, highlighting his horrific deeds that led to the murder of tens-of-thousands of innocent people. It is situated between St Sofia's and St Michael's, so ideal to take in the whole area.


This is a super area to take pictures, golden domed churches at either end and nice peaceful gardens situated on the territories of St. Sophia and St. Michaels Cathedrals.

Reserve a whole afternoon to take in the sights, lots of cafe's and restaurants nearby if for lunch or refreshments.

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