History, archaeology

  • 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.

  • 18 August 2015, 17:29 | History, archaeology | 

    Ancient sanctuary found in Dnipropetrovsk region

    The archaeologists found the sanctuary dated II-I millennium BC on the bank of the Kamenka River, near village of Tokovske, Apostolove district, Dnipropetrovsk region, Ukraine.

  • 28 April 2015, 13:02 | History, archaeology | view photo | 

    Ternopil scholars analyzed heritage of Sheptytskyy and Slipyy

    Therefore, the reports that have not been directly related to the theme, were projected onto the life of two prominent heads of the Greek Catholic Church of the twentieth century, their activities and the importance of their heritage. Overall, the conference had more than 60 speakers.

  • 17 March 2015, 09:40 | History, archaeology | view photo | 

    Paulownia to be planted in destroyed Jewish cemetery in Ternopil

    Two paulownias will beplanted at the site of the oldest known Jewish cemetery in Ternopil. The initiative was put forward by utility officers, says our reporter Volodymyr Moroz.

  • 10 November 2014, 10:17 | Ukrainians outside of Ukraine | view photo | 

    A Symposium Held in Philadelphia on the Occasion of the 25thAnniversary of the Emergence of the UGCC from the Underground

  • 21 August 2014, 11:39 | History, archaeology

    Dutch Museum Says Will Keep Crimea’s Scythian Gold Until Ownership Row Over

    A museum in Amsterdam said Wednesday it would keep the collection of golden Scythian items caught in the ownership dispute between Ukraine and annexed Crimea until the sides resolve their dispute peacefully or in court, informs RIA Novosti.

  • 1 April 2014, 12:25 | Editorial news | view photo | 

    "Our Crimea" – A Local History Competition from RISU

    The Religious Information Service of Ukraine and the Religious Tourism portal invite all to take part in a competition of religious and local history materials called “Our Crimea.”

  • 27 March 2014, 16:35 | History, archaeology | 

    Scythian Gold On Display In Amsterdam Must Be Returned To Crimea - Russian Official

    A number of Crimean archaeological artifacts currently on loan to a museum in Amsterdam must be returned to their home museums at the conclusion of the exhibit, a Russian official said Thursday.

  • 15 October 2013, 10:21 | History, archaeology | 

    Archaeologists Find Walls of Church Built by King Danylo of Halych

    Ukrainian archaeologists have found the walls of a church built by Danylo of Halych (1201-1264) – a Rus’ prince of the Romanovych dynasty, the ruler of the Principality of Galicia-Volhynia, the first King of Rus’-Ukraine (from 1253).