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Lesja Ukrainka

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The fortress in Ak-Kerman

The fortress in Ak-Kerman - view from…

View from the east, from the pier on the estuary

Photo of the 1880s from the site

Sometime in the second half of August 1888, Lesja Ukrainka with her mother and Komarov family traveled by boat from Odessa to Ak-Kerman. [Bilgorod-Dnistrovsky] and inspected the fortress. Impressions of the trip were reflected in her poetries "Next, away from the stuffy city!", "Oh, the high sun in the clear sky has become…", "Even the sun in the sea is sitting…", "End of trip…"