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Iosyp Gladky Monument Opened in ZNU

15.10.2010 13:38

The festive meeting devoted to the opening of the monument to the last koshovy ataman(Cossack chieftain) Iosyp Gladky at the territory of Zaporizhzhya National University. Many honored guests and the Oblast Authorities visited the event.

Zaporizhzhya National University is located at the territory of the former Pylypivs'ke Cemetery, where the last koshovy ataman Iosyp Gladky was buried. Several years ago the cross was set at the place where his grave was. And now the five-meter monument appeared at ZNU.
The initiator of the opening of the monument to the Azov Cossacks Force ataman was the Hero of Ukraine, the Motor-Sich Company CEO Vyatcheslav Boguslaev. He said it is important to keep in the people's memory the names of the famous compatriots. Mr. Boguslaev and the ataman's grad grad-son Ihor Gladky opened the memorial.
Rector Sergiy Tymchenko welcomed the guests and said thank you words to sponsors and the monument sculptor Volodymyr Philatov.
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