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Ovruch

The last stop on this way will be the ancient city of Ovruch From Korosten take a north-eastern highway. The city is mentioned from X century. During the times of Kyivska Rus there was a mighty fortress. Over the river Noryn in place of a wooden church, that is told to be built by Volodymyr Velykyi in X century, two centuries later a temple of St. Vasyl was built on that spot. In the XIX century it was almost destroyed, but thanks to the hard work of a famous architect O. Shchusev it was rebuild. You can see the church very well from the city entrance – it stands on the right side of the bridge, on the left side you can see the white walls of the newly built Spaso-Preobrazhenskyi cathedral. Near the ancient temple there is a building of a female monastery built at the beginning of XX century. During the Great Patriotic War many partisan squads were operating on Polissya, you can learn about then in the museum of partisan glory, which is near the city park. A monument to general O.Saburov is stationed there – he was the leader of partisans on Right-bank Ukraine.

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