History, archaeology

  • 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.

  • 16 May 2017, 09:57 | History, archaeology

    A unique exhibition of Jewish Heritage opens in Lviv

    The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Maximilian Goldstein – cultural figure of Galicia of the early XX century. According to the organizers, he stood at the origins of creation of the first collections of Judaica in Ukraine and the problems of preserving Jewish culture and its spreading.

  • 2 March 2017, 09:36 | History, archaeology

    Underground tunnels and a catacomb temple found in Ternopil

  • 27 January 2017, 15:17 | Temples, church property | view photo | 

    A church in Chernivtsi opens the tomb for tourist viewing

    A tomb in the church In Chernivtsi will be opened for tourist viewing. It was arranged by Poland, because the Polish soldiers who died in the First World War are buried in the underground part of the Jesuit church of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

  • 14 December 2016, 13:35 | History, archaeology

    Scythian gold: Ukrainian treasures go home

    District court of Amsterdam denied to return the Scythian gold to Crimea. Russia gets ready to appeal the decision.

  • 23 May 2016, 10:23 | History, archaeology | view video | 

    Archaeologists discovered Jewish apartments of XVIII century near synagogue of Zhovkva

    The most interesting excavated rarity is the 400-year-old defensive wall of the town and the well of that time.

  • 13 April 2016, 16:40 | Conferences, seminars, researches | view photo | 

    Ostroh Academy hosts international conference on Reformation in Eastern Europe

    The issue of the Reformation influence on Ukrainian Orthodoxy was further addressed by prof. Volodymyr Burega, rector of the Kyiv Theological Academy of the UOC.

  • 4 April 2016, 14:19 | Editorial news | view photo | 

    RISU announces contest ‘Sacred Ukraine’

    The original local history materials (articles, photo essays) that describe interesting sacral monuments, museum collections, religious history of settlements and localities may participate in the contest.

  • 28 March 2016, 19:32 | Restoration, maintainance of cultural inheritance | 

    Cossack cemetery restored in Odesa

    An old Cossack cemetery in Odesa is being restored. Thanks to the help of locals, the graveyard is undergoing a massive face-lift. Residents have already cleared the grounds from shrubs and weeds. They have also recovered several dozens of tombstones.

  • 7 March 2016, 11:45 | Temples, church property | 

    Photo exhibition of amazing Jewish cultural artifacts opened in Uzhgorod

    The exhibition in roll-up format was recreated by the Society of Hungarian artists, architects and Cultural Organization of Jews in Hungary under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Economy and Foreign Affairs of the neighboring country.

  • 2 March 2016, 10:52 | History, archaeology | 

    Institute of Church History presents exhibition of the Church in catacombs

    On the 70th anniversary of Lviv Pseudo-Council in 1946, the Institute of Church History will present the exhibition titled “To light of the Resurrection through the Thorns of Catacombs.” The exhibition features the history of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in underground.