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Woman with candle

Series: 300th Anniversary of Baturyn Tragedy

Woman with candle

Ukraine, 2008, 1 G. 14 (1/4) x 14 (1/4). multicoloured

Michel: 997
Scott: 747
Stanley Gibbons: 865
Yakobs: 912
Yvert et Tellier: 909

Baturyn prospered under the rule of Hetman Ivan Mazepa (1687–1708), increasing in size and population (with upwards of 20,000 residents). Baturyn boasted 40 churches and chapels, two monasteries and a college for government officials and diplomats. In 1708, the Zaporozhian Cossacks were caught in the midst of the Great Northern War, in which Hetman Mazepa supported Sweden and its war with the Russian Empire and for Ukraine’s independence. On Nov.13 1708 Baturyn was sacked and razed by the Russian army of Alexander Menshikov, and all of its inhabitants were slaughtered.

Plots: 1700/1721. Nord war

Ukraine, 2008.10.24, Baturyn. Woman with candle

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