Why does Baykovoye cemetery take this name, exactly where are buried some of the brightest representatives of Ukrainian literature of the 60s of the twentieth century, what do graduates of philological faculty love to leave at the grave of Lesia - these and many other questions Rostislav Semkiv gave answers, scientist and literary critic. Excursion "Fr om Lesіa to Paco" on Baykovoye cemetery has beeb organized by literary guide "Їzdets" was held on September 5.
"This is not the first and not the most ambitious tour. We organized tours visiting Kolomyia and Ivano-Frankivsk, "- said one of the founders of the" Їzdets "Galina Tanai.
The walk lasted about three hours - as well as the organizers have warned, for this time rather big group of 20 people walked a substantial part of the cemetery wh ere famous people are buried. But everything is relative: if you consider that the area of the cemetery covers about 72 hectares, then we went disproportionately small portion thereof. But what! Vasyl Stus, Mykola Vingranovsky, Borislav Brondukov, Yuri Pokalchuk, Pavlo Ticina, Vladimir Sosiura, Lesia Ukrainka and many others. Several times during the tour broke rain that turned out to become a tradition - almost every literary walk guests have to open umbrellas.
But rain – is not a problem, on the contrary, it gives a special charm and mystique excursions. Life and death are entwined in the stories by Rostislav Semkiv. Stories that keeps this place is impossible to calculate, but it is possible to come and listen to at least a dozen, thinking about eternity, of life and death, about the plight of Ukrainian workers, their selection and the punishment that they had to suffer for the best choice . And find out why it is so-called flannelette, but not otherwise - the answers can be found on the following tours of the cemetery. And grab an umbrella, who knows, perhaps the tradition and will bypass your group.