House Museum of a classic of Ukrainian literature flooded due to the explosion in Kakhovka


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The museum-estate of the Ukrainian writer Ostap Vyshnia, located in the village of Krynky, Kherson region, was flooded due to the explosion of the Kakhovka hydroelectric power plant by the Russian armed forces. This was reported by the head of the State Agency for Tourism Development, Mariana Oleskiv, on her Facebook page.


“Ostap Vyshnia’s house museum in the village of Krynky, which was one of the region’s tourist magnets, is under water. The Kherson Art Museum named after Oleksiy Shovkunenko is also in the flood zone. The Green Khutors of Tavria complex, founded on the site of ancient farms, may be flooded. There was an authentic museum of Ukrainian folk life of the XV-XX centuries, as well as the famous salt pink lakes,” Oleskiv said.


ANKARA, TURKIYE - JUNE 6: An infographic titled Major Kakhovka dam blown up in Kherson, flood risk in region'' created in Ankara, Turkiye on June 6, 2023. Evacuations begin due to flood risks after Kakhovka Hydroelectric Power Plant in southern Ukraine is breached. (Photo by Yasin Demirci/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)


She also said that 11 settlements on the Right Bank Mykolaivka, Olhivka, Lvove, Tyahynka, Poniativka, Ivanivka, Tokarivka, Prydniprovske, Sadove, and partially the city of Kherson are currently completely or partially flooded.


The restored house museum of the classic Ukrainian satirical prose writer was opened in 2020. The museum’s exhibits include personal belongings and photographs of Ostap Vyshnia.


Image: Mariana Oleskiv/Getty