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Post Number:#1  PostPosted: 08 Aug 2010 07:13 
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Sumy - Ukraine


Sumy (Ukrainian: Суми, Russian: Сумы) is a city on the Psel River in Ukraine, and the capital of the Sumy Oblast. As of 2004, the city's population is 283,700. It is served by Sumy Airport.

Sumy was founded in 1652 at the bank of the Psel River (a left tributary of the Dnieper) as a Cossack fortress. It was intended to protect Sloboda Ukraine from the Crimean Tatar attacks.

After their attacks discontinued and the territory was incorporated into the Russian Empire, Sumy evolved into an important economical centre. During the German occupation of Ukraine during World War II (1941 – 1943), Sumy sustained heavy damage. The war over, destroyed parts of the city were rebuilt anew.

The city centre was once dominated by the large cathedral of the Saviour's Transfiguration. It is a neoclassical structure of the 18th century, extensively repaired and reconstructed in 1858 and in the 1880s, when the 56 metre (180 ft) high bell tower was added. The interior features frescoes by Vladimir Makovsky and Klavdiy Lebedev.

The Resurrection Church (1702), the oldest structure in the town, is still in fair preservation, owing to recent restoration work. The cathedral of the monastery of St. Pantaleon was erected in 1911 to a design by Aleksey Shchusev and is scored to resemble medieval monuments of Novgorod and Pskov.

The collection of Nikanor Onatsky Regional Art Museum in Sumy contains works of native and world art including a beautiful Dutch landscape by a painter of Jan van Goyen's circle.

Sumy city scenery

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Sobornaya (Cathedral) street

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Sumy city World War II memorial

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Tank T-34

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Altanka

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Voskresenskaya church

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Spaso-Preobrazhensky cathedral

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Post Number:#2  PostPosted: 10 Aug 2010 22:36 
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I wonder if the photo of the 'Tank T-34' you posted was taken at the 'Art College' I went to in Sumy?

Despite consulting my friend Google, I still haven't found out yet where it was I actually went to.?

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