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Photo-report: A trip to Khortitsa National Reserve was organized for the girls – pupils of the Kirovo orphanage

September 5, 2011, 20:50 5222 Author: Yuliya Akhtman, translated by Yulia Alekseyenko www.deti.zp.ua Fascinating excursions are going on! On August 11th the pupils of Kirovo Orphanage visited the Historic and Cultural Zaporizhian Sich centre and the Zaporizhian Cossack Museum where fascinating excursions were held for them

The pupils of Kirovo Orphanage in the Sviato-Pokrovskaya church in the Sich settlement

Thanks to the help of “The Happy Child” Charity Foundation donors 16 pupils of Kirovo Orphanage accompanied by the psychologist Taran Oksana Aleksandrovna and the teacher Kotsylo Natalia Nickolayevna came to the Khortytsia Island on August 11th, 2011. The girls were to visit the Zaporizhian Cossack Museum and the Historic and Cultural Zaporizhian Sich centre. The Khortytsia National reserve guide Andrusenko Yekaterina Yevgeniyevna conducted two interesting and fascinating excursions for the girls. She told them about the history of the Zaporizhzhia region and the legends of the glorious Khortytsia Island. The girls could see the Cossack “hatkas” (huts) and the steppe Cossacks buildings, they also learned about the everyday life of both Zaporizhian Army and the population of that time.

The excursion in the Zaporizhian Cossack Museum

A miniature replica of a Cossack “tchaika” (boat)

A bronze sculpture “The Kryvonos’ vow”

he diorama “The last battle of Grande Prince Sviatoslav at the rapids in 972”

The Cossack weapon

A miniature replica of the Zaporizhian Sich

At the Cossack “khata” porch

One of the most revered by Cossacks - Saint Nikolas the Wonderworker’s icon at the Cossack church

The girls inside the Sviato-Pokrovskaya church in the Sich settlement

The Dnieper view

The excursion to the Cossack Sich settlement

The pupils returned home in good mood and with smiles on their faces

A short video report about this fascinating excursion

The staff of ““The Happy Child” Foundation expresses special thanks to the Khortytsia National Reserve Staff.

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