Monument to I. P. Kotlyarevsky
Address: crossing of Kotlyarevsky and Lenin streets.
Ivan Kotlyarevsky – a great classic of new Ukrainian literature lived and worked in Poltava (1769-1838). At the end of XIX century progressive Ukrainians raised a question about Kotlyarevsky’s “Eneida” centenary celebration and also opened a question about writer’s monument erection devoted to this occasion.
The monument’s opening took place on August, 30th, 1903. On this day many famous cultural figures, envoys gathered together in Poltava. Kotlyarevsky’s monument is the bronze writer’s bust which is erected on a high pedestal. The lower part of the pedestal has three bronze high-reliefs with main character’s depicting in his works: “Natalka-Poltavka”, “Eneida” and “Moskal - the wizard”. The sculptor L. Pozen made the bust and high reliefs for free. The architect Shershov created the project of the pedestal. The Sculptor P. Pevnyy, the artist V. Volkov, the architect A. Zinov’ev took an active part in monument creation. The height of the monument is 5,7 meters. This monument is a masterpiece of the Ukrainian sculptural art.