Honore de Balzac got married in Ukraine to a Ukrainan
In 1850, the famous writer married his beloved Evelina Hanska in Berdychiv. The wedding was not the only event that brought the French author and Ukraine together. Balzac described his impressions of Kyiv in a letter to Laura de Surville: “…Here I saw this Northern Rome, a Tatar city with three hundred churches, with the riches of the Lavra and Hagia Sophia of the Ukrainian steppes.” It’s worth revisiting…».
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