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Lesja Ukrainka

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A memorial sign in Vladaya where Lesja…

A memorial sign on the place of the house in Vladaya where Lesja Ukrainka lived

Inscription: "In the summer of 1894 there lived the Ukrainian revolutionary poetess Lesja Ukrainka – 1871-1913".

Photo by Antonina Yakimova on August 1, 2013

Vladaya – a village 13 km southwest of the center of Sofia, was then considered a summer vacation spot.

Lesja Ukrainka lived here from about July 15 to August 25, 1894.

For the second time, Lesja Ukrainka was vacationing in Vladaya together with M. P. Dragomanov’s family from 8 to 31 (approximately) July 1895.