Russian troops destroyed the 18th century National Museum of Hryhorii Skovoroda, a prominent Ukrainian philosopher and poet
The National Literary and Memorial Museum of Hryhorii Skovoroda in the village of Skovorodynivka (Kharkiv region) was almost destroyed by the Russian shelling on the night of May 7, 2022.
The shell flew under the roof of the building, and a fire broke out. The fire engulfed all the museum premises. The 35-year-old son of the museumʼs director was wounded in the shelling. The man was saved from under the rubble.
According to the local authorities, the most valuable exhibits of the collection survived. They were moved to a safe place in advance.
The destroyed museum was an estate of the 18th century.
Hryhorii Skovoroda worked in this building for the last years of his life. His last resting place is near the estate. Hryhorii Skovoroda was a prominent Ukrainian philosopher, poet, teacher, and composer. He contributed much to Ukrainian philosophy and culture and has been referred to as the ‘Ukrainian Socrates.’ In 2022, Ukrainians celebrate the 300th birth anniversary of the most famous Ukrainian philosopher.