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From Zhytomyr you can go to the city of Novograd-Volynskyi in the western part of the region. An ancient city of Zvyagil was mentioned in the XIII century. In XVI century prince Kostantyn Ostrozkyi built a fortification which was destroyed during the Liberation war of Ukrainian people. The rest of the fortifications can be found on the high bank of Slutch, where the monumental sign is stationed. The renaming of the city is connected with Kateryna the Second’s plan about making it into the centre of Volynska region. Plans have later changed but the name remained. In the newest history Novgorod-Volynskyi is mentioned as a birth place of Lesya Ukrainka. The house where the poetess parents lived has been preserved. Now it’s a literature-memorial museum.

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