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This is the very center of Lokhvitsya, the capital town of the Lokhvitskiy rayon (a rural district) of Poltavska oblast (a province in Ukraine). The church at the left, behind the WW II memorial, was built in 1800 and dedicated to the Blahoveshchennya Presvyatoyi Bohoroditsi (Annunciation).

The most famous person from those, who were born in Lokhvitsya, was Isaak Dunayevskiy, the biggest Soviet film composer.

The name of the town is originated from the river with the same name, which flows into the Sula River there. The river name may be from the Old Slavonic word lokhve, which means “salmon”, or lokva – “marsh”. Another version says that Lokhvitsya is from the Russian word lokh having several meanings, including “silverberry or oleaster” and “simple-minded person, simpleton, moron or even idiot”. The last version surely is not the case, as my socializing with Lokhvitsya’s citizens has shown.

GPS coordinates: 50.35985 Lat, 33.27261 Long, 106 m

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