Saturday, November 18, 2006

Monumental Man?


This character's name is Bohdan Khmelnytsky and he is quite venerated in Ukraine, as evidenced by his presence on the 5 hryvnia bill.
Unfortunately, it appears as though he was responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands - the largest number being among the Jews.

2 Comments:

Anonymous James said...

Apart from the mass killings and crazy facial hair, what else do you have to do to get on the a hryvnia bill and get such a cool base for your statue?

2:00 AM  
Blogger Annie said...

A tribute to a mean, mean man.

I do enjoy reading your blog and learning about Kiev.

Thanks for coming by my place today.

5:27 AM  

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