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Day of the city of Kamianets-Podilskyi 2018

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Thu, May 17 2018, 12:00 AM

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Sun, May 20 2018, 12:00 AM

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Kamianets-Podilskyi (Ukranian Kam'yanets-Podilsky) is a city in the Khmelnytsky region of Ukraine, one of the oldest towns of the region. Through the city, the Smotrych River flows with an omega-shaped loop. The former names of the city are Klepidava, Petridava. The population of the city for 2015 was 101 275 people, mainly Ukrainians, Russians, Jews and Armenians. The inhabitants are called Kamchans. Famous names of Kamianets-Podolskyi are Leonid Stein, Vladimir Belyaev, Arkady Ukupnik. According to archaeological sources, the appearance of Kamiaenets dates from the end of the 12th - the beginning of the 13th century. The city is founded as a fortress, which has an important geopolitical position at the intersection of land and water routes. The city was part of the Kievan Rus, in the 13-14 centuries - the Galicia-Volyn principality, then was captured by the Tatar-Mongols, Lithuania, Poland. Since 1463 the city became the center of the Podolsky province. Aerial view of the canyon of Smotrych In the Middle Ages Kamianets was a craft and trade center, in its development was on a par with cities such as Lviv and Kiev. In 1793, after the third partition of Poland, along with the whole of the right-bank Ukraine withdrew to the Russian Empire. Under Soviet power, Kamianets-Podolsky became a major industrial city. Thanks to the unique combination of history, architecture, urban planning and the landscape of the Smotrych canyon, the 'Old Town' (Kamianets-Podolsky) is declared a state historical and architectural reserve. The number of architectural monuments of the 11th-19th centuries numbered about 200 buildings and structures. The powerful defensive fortifications of the 'Old City', the fortress and the fortress bridge, the combination of the religious buildings of different religions leave a unique impression. The Cathedral of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (Photo: www.nezabarom.ua) It should be noted the Cathedral of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (16-18 century) and the Turkish minaret next to it, the Franciscan church (14-18 centuries), the town hall ( 14th-19th centuries), the Armenian Church of St. Nicholas (14th century). There are two exhibition halls, museums of ethnography, historical, artistic. A botanical garden was opened for visitors. The old center is located on a peninsula, surrounded by a canyon, and is connected to the central part of the city by the Novoplanovoi bridge. The precipitous rocky banks of the Smotrych River attract mountaineers to Kamianets. In Kamianets, a huge number of films were shot, for example: Shchors (A.Dovzhenko, 1938), 'Commissioner' (A.Askoldov, 1966), 'Dangerous for Life!' (L.Gaydai, 1985), 'Papa' (In .Mashkov, 2004), 'The Nine Lives of Nestor Makhno' (N.Kaptan, 2005), 'Taras Bulba' (V.Bortko, 2007), etc.

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