Interesting facts about Kropivnitsky (Kirovograd)

We present to you the most interesting and notable facts from the life of Kirovograd


Interesting information about Kropivnitsky

  • The discovery of the 1965 Kirovograd in the walls of the Transfiguration Cathedral (returned to the religious community in the 1990s) saved the temple of destruction from the museum.

  • German-Russian Henry Neuhaus, a Soviet Russian music figure, and Polish composer and educator, rector of the Warsaw Conservatory Poles Karol Shimanovsky were cousins, lived together, studied and worked in Yelisavetgrad.

  • The younger brother of the famous Russian writer Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky, Andrei Mikhailovich, is known not only as the author of memoirs about his prominent brother, but also as an architect, including the chief architect of Yelisavetgrad for 9 years (1849-58), which defined the architectural face of the city in the middle of the nineteenth century .

  • Now (2010) there are more than 2 dozen suggestions on renaming Kirovograd.

  • During the liberation struggle of Ukrainians in 1917-19 and in the early years of Soviet rule, Yelisavethod chopped up its own paper money.

  • Kirovograd Oblast State Television, which celebrates its half-century anniversary in April this year (2010), began with an amateur factory television studio clutched up by craftsmen.

  • Yelisavetrag during his history was repeatedly visited by well-known and high-ranking officials, emperors (beginning with Alexander I) and military leaders. Among them - Prince Grigory Alexandrovich Potemkin, who, arriving here, stopped at a house specially built for him in the fortress.

  • The settlement of the territory of modern Kirovograd region began at the time of the Paleolithic (20-15 thousand years ago), as evidenced by the findings of parking of primitive hunters, the most famous - near the village. Volodymyrivka, Novoarkhangelsky district.

  • The oldest of the known peoples who were known in the territory of the region were Cimmerians. About ten of their graves are known (IX-VII centuries BC).

  • In the VII century B.C. according to Herodotus, the Cimmerians were displaced by the Scythians - the first state formation of the Northern Black Sea coast. In 1763 the Scythian royal burial mound of the end of the VII century was excavated on the territory of the present Znamensky district. B.C. - Lita or Melgunovsky grave, which gave rise to the development of archaeological science in Ukraine.

  • In the III. B.C. The Scythians replaced the Sarmatians who came from the original territory of the Volga region. Among the Sarmatian monuments the most famous are the underground burial ground in the village. Kalantayevo, Svitlovodsky district.

  • The steppes of the present Kirovograd region were Goth tribes (III st.), Gouns (VІ st.), Avariv (VІ-VІ st.), Khazars (VІІ-IX centuries), Ugra and Pechenegs (IX centuries).

  • Elizabethan, the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries, is known for its high level of education, musical and theatrical culture. On the territory of the region there were amateur circles, which gave rise to the Ukrainian professional body founded by Mark Kropivnitsky in Yelisavetgrad in the autumn of 1882.