Charm, History and Hospitality Awaits in Lubny

Lubny is a fascinating destination to visit. If you are a person that enjoys history as well as visiting old museums, then this is the place to be. Lubny is one of the oldest cities in Ukraine and you will find the culture and their heritage absolutely fascinating.

In Lubny you will appreciate the ancient feel of the city. Not much has changed when it comes to the old architecture of the buildings that will leave you spell-bound. When you walk down the streets of Lubny you feel the ambiance of the kind of life that was once here. Lubny dates back as far as 1000 AD and is situated on the Sula River. This fascinating city in times past was first represented by a wooden fort, and through the years of growth and development many more structured buildings were erected, reflecting its position as a bulwark of Polish claims in Ukraine.

There are many interesting things to see and do in the charming city of Lubny. You will enjoy the amazing hospitality of the people, who are friendly and willing to assist you in any way. You will find their traditional foods most delightful, so take full advantage of the many cafés and restaurants that are scattered throughout the city.

There are also a number of interesting museums to visit and explore. View a renowned heartrending picture that is part of the documented archive from Hessisches Hauptstaatsarchiv. It is a moving picture of a mother sitting exhausted with her children in Lubny, just moments before an execution. This picture, along with others, was taken October 15, 1941 in Lubny and was used as evidence in war crime cases. At this time most of Lubny's young men were serving in the Soviet Army. Some of the young adults who were able to flee had done so, however, that day in October 1941, close to 4500 Jews were taken to a site outside the city and murdered. This woman in the picture and her children were among the victims. Prior to this, during the early part of the nineteenth century, Lubny drew thousands of Jews from other parts of the Russian Settlements, many from as far away as Kovno, and Grodno came here to start a new life for themselves. Sadly, that life did not turn out so well.

There is so much more to learn of this interesting old city in Ukraine, so come along to Lubny for a fascinating tour.

 



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Greg Serhijenko - 2009-09-10 08:43:09

My parents came from this region.You forgot to mention that it was a cossack regimental city during that era and also the Mhar monastery on the outskirts of the cityThere used to be 6 churches in the area. The famine that ravaged through the countryside perpetrated by Moscow should be documented as well. It truly is a beautiful part of Ukraine.

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