Friday, March 20, 2009

President takes part in observation of the 370th anniversary of Hetman Ivan Mazepa's birthday

Within the framework of celebration of the 370th anniversary of Hetman Ivan Mazepa’s birthday, in Mazepyntsi village of Kyiv region President Victor Yushchenko took part in a liturgy and put flowers near the monument to Ivan Mazepa.

Other participants of the event were Kyiv Regional Administration Head Vira Ulyanchenko, Minister for Culture Vasyl Vovkun, Defense Minister Yuriy Yekhanurov, Minister for Family Yuriy Pavlenko as well as state deputies, local authorities’ representatives, etc.

Later, in Kyiv, President Yushchenko took part in an opening of memorable stone at the at the place where St. Nicholas military Church built for Ivan Mazepa’s funds once stood.