Enthusiasts and local historians – Valentina and Yevhen Oliynyk created an interesting museum complex in Kozyn. Head of Kozyn Mykola Fedorenko helped them in this. The Anatoliy Solovyanenko Museum and the Local Lore Museum opened in 2000. Initially, it was a small exhibition in the local library. In 2008, the museum was placed in the building of the village council, built in 1912, on the ground floor. And only in 2016, the museums moved to the spacious premises of the former kindergarten.
Anatoliy Solovyanenko Museum in Kozyn
The Museum of the Outstanding Ukrainian Singer, People’s Artist of Ukraine, People’s Artist of the Soviet Union, Taras Shevchenko State Prize Laureate, Lenin Prize Laureate, Commander of the Italian Republic, Hero of Ukraine is located in Kozyn, Obukhiv district, Kyiv region. Anatoliy Borysovych had been resting for a long time in Kozyn, preparing for his performances, living in the last years of his life, where he died and was buried in the village cemetery
The name of the outstanding singer Anatoliy Solovyanenko (1932-1999) is widely known in Ukraine and far beyond. For almost forty years, he enchanted and captivated millions and millions of fans of vocal art with his unique performance of works of the world classical repertoire, as well as folk Ukrainian, Russian and Italian songs. He was applauded by large halls of famous opera stages, crowded concert halls and stadiums in Europe, Asia, America and Australia.
The Anatoliy Solovyanenko Museum was established in 2000 in the village of Kozyn, Obukhiv district, Kyiv region.
Exposition of the museum
The Museum consists three rooms of different sizes, which are connected in series by door arches located on the second floor of the building. The museum exposition is built in way that visitors have the opportunity to get acquainted with the life and work of the singer, starting from his childhood, then years of study, professional rise and, finally, the most productive period in the work of the artist. The museum exhibits photographs, picturesque portraits of the singer, panels, personal belongings to Solovyanenko, stage costumes, address folders named after Solovyanenko, letters from grateful listeners, books, records, CDs and more other. The museum is equipped with photo and video equipment.
The Anatoliy Solovyanenko Museum regularly holds evenings dedicated to the anniversaries of Anatoliy’s birthday, which take place with the participation of artists of the National Opera of Ukraine, the Kyiv National Philharmonic, the Honored Bandura Band of Ukraine, and also memorial evenings in July.
Kozyn’s Historical and Local Lore Museum
Kozyn is a town in the Obukhiv district of the Kyiv region, bordering the southern outskirts of the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. It is located on the right bank of the Kozynka River, a branch of the Dnieper about a dozen and a half kilometers long, 30 km from the center of Kyiv and 12 km from the district center of Obukhov.
On the northern, southern and western sides, Kozyn is surrounded by a pine forest, which has long been home to various animals, most notably wild goats. Hence the name of the village — Kozyn (goat’s).
According to ancient legends, it was founded by monks of the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra in the XI century, and in later years other settlers began to settle here. For many centuries, the main activity of the locals was fishing. In later times there’re animal husbandry, haymaking, and forestry.
In the second half of the twentieth century Kozyn became a resort village. Dozens of health recreation centers, Kyiv enterprises, children’s pioneer camps, and two boarding houses were located on its territory, where tens and hundreds of vacationers rested and recovered. Currently, most of the territory once provided to these health facilities has been transferred to private developers.
Exposition of the museum
The museum is located on the ground floor of a two-storied building. It has five rooms: ethnographic exposition, military-historical, archeological-local lore, heroic-patriotic exposition.The ethnographic exposition is represented by household items of Kozyn residents: towels, spinning wheels, ceramics, clothing samples, tools, measures, sticks, braids, etc.
The military-historical exposition is dedicated to the participants of the Second World War, soldiers-internationalists, participants of the anti-terrorist operation.
The archeological exposition covers the results of archeological excavations on the territory of Kozyn, tells about the location of the village, its nature, fauna, minerals, etc.
The heroic-patriotic exposition tells about the history of the Ukrainian people’s struggle for their independence, acquaints with the attributes of Ukrainian statehood, prominent historical figures in the struggle for Ukrainian statehood, members of the national-patriotic movement of Obukhiv region and Kozyn.
Museum is open 7 days a week:
from 9:00 to 17:00
64, Anatoliy Solovyanenko St.
+38 050 739 24 20
How to get
From the underground station “Vydubychi” :
- by bus №43 to the final stop “Kozyn 2”;
- by shuttle № 311 and №313 to stop “Kozyn 2”;
- by shuttle №314 to stop “vulytsa Anatoliia Solovianenka”.
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