Bohdana Khmelʹnytsʹkoho Street, Zaporizhzhia

About the place

Opened in 1995 on the 400th anniversary of the birth of Bohdan Khmelnytskyi (1595-1657) - Ukrainian military, political and statesman. Hetman of the Zaporizhzhia Army, head of the Hetmanate. The leader of Khmelnytskyi uprising against the abuse of the crown gentry in Ukraine, which has grown into a general war led by the Cossacks against the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

The first of the Cossack leaders, who was officially awarded the title of hetman. He tried to build an independent Ukrainian state, concluding alliances with the Crimean Khanate and the Moscow kingdom during his reign.

The full-length sculpture of Bogdan Khmelnitskyi is made of reinforced concrete and bound with copper, mounted on a granite prismatic pedestal with an inscription.

The main attention is paid to the realistic implementation of the portrait of Bohdan Khmelnitskyi. The figure of the hetman is depicted with his right hand raised from the scroll, and in his left a headdress.

The dimensions of the sculpture and pedestal are correlated in strict and harmonious proportions. In the environment, the monument is accentuated by a strict vertical against the backdrop of green spaces and the square in front of the monument.


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