Ukraine: Keleberda & Dnepr River

Let’s continue exploring Ukraine and move to Poltava Oblast in the middle of the country. Here lies a tiny village of Keleberda with a population of only about 500 people but a super scenic panorama of the might Dnepr River. The town dates back to 1646 and was historically a Zaporozhian Cossack settlement fighting and defending against Tatar and Turkish raids from the south. High on the embankment of the river stands a beautiful red-brick Spaso-Preobrazhenskya Church, which is a relatively new structure, but built on the spot where troops from centuries ago to WWII used to cross the mighty river Dnepr. To attest to this fact, there is an old cannon recovered here from the river’s bottom. There is also a monument to Taras Bulba, a fictitious Zaporozhian Cossack commander.