The original Constitution and the Hetman's Mace of Pylyp Orlyk were placed on display in St Sofia of Kyiv

13 August, 14:38
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The original Constitution and the Hetman's Mace of Pylyp Orlyk were placed on display in St Sofia of Kyiv - фото 1
The original Latin-language Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk and the Hetman's mace, which Sweden handed over for temporary display in Ukraine as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of independence, are on display in the exhibition in the National Reserve "St Sofia of Kyiv".

It will be possible to see historical exhibits from August 16, said the Minister of Culture Oleksandr Tkachenko according to LB.ua.

"It was a great honor for me and the Icip team to participate in negotiations with the Swedish side on behalf of the president and agree on its exhibition on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of our state's Independence. And today it is great happiness and pride to be personally present during its installation for the exhibition. It's touching, exciting and responsible. I just wanted to say "Welcome home"," Tkachenko wrote in his Telegram channel.

The minister explained the uniqueness of this document.

"This is the first Constitution in the world that defined the foundations of the state structure, forms of government and outlined state borders. Even then, it was about the value and inviolability of Ukraine's borders and the restoration of brotherhood with the Crimean State," Tkachenko said.

He added that the Latin language constitution will be presented at the Swedish Exhibition "rarities of the Ukrainian Cossack state - Hetmanate of the XVII-XVIII centuries" in St Sofia of Kyiv. Also on display are three more ancient objects of those times. In particular, the mace of Hetman Pylyp Orlyk from the City Library of Linköping.

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There will also be exhibits of rarities that are kept in Ukraine: the relic – a sign of the dignity of the head of the Ukrainian state, or the Kleinod of Hetman Ivan Mazepa, and two original station wagons of Hetman Ivan Mazepa.

The original Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk arrived in Ukraine on August 10 for the first time in 311 years. According to MP Olha Sovgirya, three copies of the document handed over by Sweden are already on display in Ukraine: in the parliament and the Presidential Office. The third copy will be submitted to the Constitutional Court after its reform.

The Constitution of Pylyp Orlyk will be on display from August 16 to November 14 in St. Sophia Cathedral. Everyone will be able to see it.