From September 26 to 27, conference
participants will have a possibility to take part in a two days' after-conference
excursion to Zhuravka, the native-place of Georgiy
Voronoї and his burial-place,
and to ancient Chernihiv, Nizhyn, and
Pryluky, staying the night in
the City Hotel in Nizhyn.
trip we propose is unique because you will have a possibility to visit
not only the village Zhuravka, the small motherland of Georgiy Voronoi, but
to see several interesting places in Kyiv invirons with
long and interesting history. The main objects are: Chernihiv,
Nizhyn, and Pryluky, all of them are mentioned in chronicles for
about thousand years. In particular, Chernihiv has many historical places
preserved to our days, some of them are from the XI century; there
are two ancient cave monasteries also preserved here.
Our trip is the following: the first day:
Kyiv – Chernihiv – Nizhyn and stop for the night
in Nizhyn; the second day:
Nizhyn - Pryluky - Zhuravka – Kyiv. We plan to go
by bus or by two small busses.
The trip will begin from the Drahomanov National Pedagogical
University at 9 o’clock.
We expect to return to Kyiv the next day at 21 o’clock.
Our guests from previous conferences took
pleasure not only in the historical places, but also in the picturesque
nature and hospitality of the people who helped
us with their sightseeing explanations, organizing the meals and hotels in Nizhyn.
If there are persons who prefer to go to Zhuravka for
only one day, we can change our route in the opposite direction and these
persons can return to Kyiv the same
In Zhuravka we shall go to the G.Voronoi’s grave, there
will be an office requiem, then we look through a memorial room devoted to
G.Voronoi in the local school, after this the local authorities
invite us to the friendly lunch with their own original peasant meals.
In Pryluky, we plan to have a short
sightseeing, to call on the Museum on local lore and, may be, to be present
on the opening the new memorial plate devoted to G.Voronoi on the building
of the gymnasium G.Voronoi graduated from. The local authorities are waiting
for the guests from our conference.
In Nizhyn, we plan to visit the Pedagogical
University, it is located in the building of the famous Bezborodko Lyceum,
the higher educational school opened by the prince Bezborodko at the beginning
of XIX century and is known by its well-recognized graduates, among them a
famous writer Mykola Gogol, poets Viktor Zabila and Evhen Grybinka, a painter
Apollon Mokrytskyi etc. For some time this Lyceum was named as Physical and
Mathematial Lyceum. In this building, there is a large picture gallery preserved
from the times of Lyceum, and the University inherited the Library founded
by prince Bezborodko in 1820 with the unique
collection of old and rare books.
Nizhyn is also known as a place where a
thriving Greek community was situated in the medieval years. Some historical buildings are preserved from those
G.Voronoi’s father, Feodosii, was a professor of Nizhyn
Lyceum in 1868-72, so, probably, he lived here with his family that time.
Feodosii was a person of progressive convictions, he had a talent and a
calling to enlighten the youth. Feodosii Voronyi left us the work in which
he expressed his attitude to teaching and education. In particular, he affirmed
that "any success in political and social life is impossible until the people
have been enlightened by moral sciences". He emphasized the need to spread
historical knowledge among the people. He believed that it "enlightens one's
mind, provides one with better understanding of his social status in life
and frequently points out the best way to use one's abilities and achieve
prosperity for oneself and wellbeing for others." By the way, there are some manuscripts by Feodosii Voronyi
in the Pedagogical Library.