1708 Tragedy Studied by Ukrainian Archeologists

With cooperation from the Ukrainian government, archeologists are trying to reconstruct a Ukrainian town destroyed by the Russian army during the 18th century.

At present Baturyn is a small town, but in the 18th century it was home for Ivan Mazepa, a legendary commander or “ghetman” in Ukrainian.

"Under the patronage of President Victor Yuschenko the revival of ghetman’s capital is happening in the city of Baturyn,” said Vladimir Prihodko, a local administrator.

During the Nothern War with Sweden, Mazepa turned on his Russian Rulers, and fought with the Swedish against the Tsar.

comments powered by Disqus

Subscribe to our mailing list