History, archaeology

  • 30 September 2019, 12:46 | History, archaeology | 

    UGCC Metropolitan Sheptytsky’s letter to the Pope about the genocide of Jews dated 1942 published

    On the day of remembrance of the victims of the Babyn Yar tragedy, the Ukrainian View (Ukrayinsky Pogliad) distributed a letter written in 1942 by UGCC Metropolitan Andrei Sheptytsky to the Pope. It reports that under German occupation a genocide of Jews was evolving.

  • 16 July 2019, 12:15 | History, archaeology | 

    Relic with Metropolitan Sheptytsky's signature found in Bosnia

    In the city of Banja Luka, Northern Bosnia, a relic signed by the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Metropolitan, Andrey Sheptytsky, was found. The sinkel for the monks in the Lviv Archeparchy of the UGCC Justin Boyko wrote about it on Facebook, Gal-info reports.

  • 29 May 2019, 11:15 | History, archaeology | 

    In Lviv, archaeologists to excavate site of Great City Synagogue

    During the week, the archaeological research is planned to be held on the site where once the Great City Synagogue was located in Lviv. Excavations will be carried out by experts of the Rescue Archaeological Service research centre of the IA NAS of Ukraine following the request of the Lviv City Council. This was reported by the Rescue Archeological Service.

  • 15 March 2019, 09:25 | History, archaeology | 

    Germany gives back to Ukraine Peter I's Charter on Annexation of Ukrainian Church

    The historical royal charter on the enthronement of a metropolitan to the Kyivan Metropolis was taken from Kyiv during the Second World War. This document is an important testimony to the history of annexation of the Ukrainian Church by Moscow.

  • 30 October 2018, 12:12 | History, archaeology | 

    Dnipro archaeologists find unique stone cross

    A new item has recently been added to the collection of stone idols of the Dnipro Historical Museum.

  • 18 September 2018, 10:03 | History, archaeology | 

    Constantinople never recognized Russia-imposed Mazepa anathema

    The Ecumenical Patriarchate never recognized the canonical anathema that was imposed on the Ukrainian Hetman, Ivan Mazepa, by the Russian Orthodox Church.

  • 6 September 2018, 08:21 | History, archaeology | 

    Excavations in Poshtova Ploshcha in Kyiv refute history created by imperial Russia

    The excavation site on Poshtova Ploshcha in Kyiv with its unique finds of the times of Kyivan Rus is of great significance for the reproduction of the true history of Ukraine, contrary to Moscow's versions of our history.

  • 17 August 2018, 09:23 | History, archaeology | 

    Unique document of Studite monks dating back to 1930s found in Lviv

    In the Central State Historical Archives in Lviv, a speech by an unknown author was found. Its author was a priest, a monk of the St. John's Lavra of the Studite Rite of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church before the war. The document was posted on Facebook by Yustyn (Boyko), the synkellos on monasticism issues in the Lviv Archdiocese of the UGCC.

  • 16 August 2018, 09:27 | History, archaeology | 

    Remnants of fortification wall studied at Kyiv-Pechersk Reserve

    The remains of the 12th century fortification walls have been discovered on the territory of the Kyiv-Pechersk Historical and Cultural Reserve. This was stated during a briefing by scholar Serhiy Taranenko, UNN reports. According to him, this summer archaeologists discovered the remains of a brick fortification building dating back to the Kyivan Rus times.

  • 8 August 2018, 10:46 | History, archaeology | 

    Grave of first rabbi of Berezhany found in Ternopil region

    In the city of Berezhany, on July 11-13, an epigraphic expedition under the Judaism master's program of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA) was carried out under the guidance of professors Vitaliy Chernoivanenko and Taisiya Sidorchuk with the participation of epigraphics experts Kateryna Malakhova and Oleksandra Fishel and a group of NaUKMA students.

  • 28 February 2018, 22:32 | Other protestants

    University of Winnipeg fellowship will help fund research of KGB files on Mennonites who vanished during Stalin's Ukraine purges

    "Mennonites have had their moments of horror. One of those was in the 16th century when 4,000 Mennonites were burned at the stake. But this is the second great atrocity in Mennonite history," Loewen said.

  • 12 December 2017, 10:51 | History, archaeology | 

    Moscow Patriarchate created by NKVD agents, according to SBU documents

    The Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church, in which Moscow's Patriarch was elected in 1945, was held under the control of the People's Commissariat of State Security (NKVD), which was the Soviet KGB predecessor.

  • 31 October 2017, 12:34 | National religious question | view photo | 

    Roman Catholics place a memorial sign to Stalin’s repression victims

    “This monument is an example of the fact that we must nurture and sow the civilization of love. Avoid sowing hatred. We see an example of hatred - so many people shot and sent to the concentration camps,” says Bishop Leon.

  • 9 October 2017, 10:41 | History, archaeology | 

    “Photius Schism: History and Legend”, a book presented in Lviv

    Patriarch Photius (858-867; 877-886) was undeservedly condemned by the Catholic Church. This opinion was expressed by Fr. Ivan Datsko, president of the UCU Institute of Ecumenical Studies, referring to the study by Frantsishek Dvornik “Photius Schism: History and Legend.” The translation of this book was presented within the framework of the Ecumenical Social Week in Lviv on October 5.

  • 21 September 2017, 10:02 | History, archaeology | 

    Kuwaiti Archaeologists Discover Rare Arabic Manuscripts in Mount Athos

    A Kuwait University archaeological team has discovered rare manuscripts written in Arabic at Mount Athos in Greece.

  • 18 August 2017, 11:32 | History, archaeology | 

    Archaeologists find unique artefacts in the territory of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra

    Large-scale archaeological excavations have been completed on the territory of Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra in the Metropolitan’s Garden. The research has been conducted for two years, Segodnya newspaper reports.

  • 15 August 2017, 09:55 | Judaism | 

    A crypt with fragments of ancient gravestones from Jewish cemetery found in Odesa

  • 21 July 2017, 10:16 | History, archaeology | 

    Virtual map of Christian and Jewish sights of Inter-War Period in Rivne

    On July 19, an updated virtual map of the sites of historical and cultural heritage “Polycultural Rivne” was presented.

  • 6 July 2017, 14:40 | History, archaeology | view photo | 

    Remains of ancient temple or Necropolis found on Podillia

    A sensational discovery was made during the construction of a museum of regional studied in Horodok (Khmelnytsky region). Digging a trench, the builders found a curb tile, in which they found the inscription in Latin. As journalist-ethnographer Dmytro Polukhovych told RISU, experts assume that this is a block of a destroyed church or an old necropolis.

  • 14 June 2017, 10:53 | History, archaeology | view photo | 

    Mass graves of NKVD victims found in Lutsk

    Near the Castle of St. Michael the Archangel’s Monastery UOC-KP, in the area of Stary Lutsk Reserve on June 13, a mass grave of victims of the shootings of June 23-24, 1941 was exhumated. All these people - Lutsk prison inmates, mostly political, were suspected of having links with the OUN, former priests, teachers and doctors and intellectuals. According to preliminary data, in the first days after the attack of Nazi Germany on the Soviet Union, about 2,000 people were executed. Later these events were called a tragedy of Lutsk prison. It was reported by RISU correspondent Larysa Andriychuk.