Monument to mussels to be installed in Vinnytsia region

Monument to mussels to be installed in Vinnytsia region

A monument to mussels is planned to be installed in the village of Oksanivka, Vinnytsia region.

Local historian Halyna Sobko said that thanks to these mollusks thousands of villagers survived during the second Holodomor (1946-1947), online portal reported.

"Indeed, at that time people survived thanks to the river mussels from the Dniester river. They saved people not only from the village of Oksanivka, which was then called Flymynda, but also from the villages that were nearby, including the neighboring town of Uman," the local historian noted.

According to her, in those times there were a lot of these mollusks in Dniester.

In memory of those times, the villagers decided to create the monument to mussels.

"We think that the monument should be made of stone. Now we are looking for patrons who will help us with financing," village head Mykola Sobko added.


Let’s get started read our news at facebook messenger > > > Click here for subscribe

While citing and using any materials on the Internet, links to the website not lower than the first paragraph are mandatory. In addition, citing the translated materials of foreign media outlets is possible only if there is a link to the website and to the website of a foreign media outlet. Citing and using materials in offline media, mobile apps, Smart TV are allowed only with written permission from Ukrinform. News and publications marked as "Advertisement" and "PR" and articles in the section "Releases" include promoted content, and an advertiser is responsible for the content.

© 2015-2020 Ukrinform. All rights reserved.

Website design Studio Laconica

Extended searchHide extended search
By period: