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Lesja Ukrainka

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Place in Kyiv (B. Khmelnitsky str., 56; 1883, 1886)

House in Kiev on the B. Khmelnitsky…

House in Kyiv on the B. Khmelnitsky street, 56

Photo by M. I. Zharkikh April 8, 2009.

On November 11, 1883 Lesja Ukrainka was discharged from clinics of Kyiv University, where she underwent surgery. Until December 11, 1883 she lived in Kyiv with the relatives of her father, Maria Kosach. M. M. Kosach occupied the apartment in the house in the yard on the Fundukleevsky street against (B. Khmelnitsky, 37). On December 12, 1883, her mother brought Lesja to Kolodjazhne.

We do not know exactly what it was for the house and whether it was preserved, so in memory of this place we show a photo of house No. 56, which stands on the red line of the street opposite the Anatomical Theater.

For the second time, Lesja Ukrainka lived in the apartment of M. M. Kosach from (approximately) the end of March to the end of May 1886. Here, after an orthopedic procedure in a Kyiv University clinic, she lay with a gypsum bandage on her right leg at the doctor’s request. After that, she returned to the Kolodjazhne.