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We study Kiev Mystical

Изучаем Киев Мистический

It is necessary to open a map of the city to make sure that there is a lot of devilry connected with this city. And if in the legends about the Kiev witches they talk all the time, then the ghosts - the capital, alas, is not rich, in the entire history it was possible to meet only one "woman in white".

Open the map of Kiev, and your doubts about the mystique of the capital of Ukraine will immediately disappear. The Kiev names speak for themselves - only here is the Strait of Chertoroy, and so that it doesn’t seem so small, also the bay with the same name. We have Lysogorskaya Street, Lysogorsky Spusk, and recently there was a deli with the same name. That we live next door to the house of the deceased, a house with chimeras and the house of a weeping widow. This is in Kiev, a huge number of caves, and no one is surprised that there is a Serpent Cave. The capital in fact, is a cave city. And all that is connected with the underground world, alas, leaves a specific trace behind it.

Learn a little more about the mysticism of Kiev, about his witches, ghosts, houses in which no one lives, and the guide, Natalya Yanovna Popova, helped us with the first poltergeist.

In fact, we must admit that we live in a very witch-like city. In the same Middle Ages they knew exactly where to build it is impossible. So, everything that others can not - for Kiev you can. It was impossible to build on the bottom of the ravines, but in our ravines they built, are building and will be building. Our main street, Khreshchatyk, was once a real Khreshchaty Yar. We know perfectly well that it is impossible to build on the swamps.

We have a place called Dorogozhychi. The last part of the word "zhichi" - just means a swamp. Well, one more "no", which we could not violate - can not be built at intersections.

Or take the Hem, we all know that we walk the streets that were laid after a large-scale fire on Podol. And those houses that survived, now show a clear direction of those streets that are no longer there, "says Natalya Yanovna.

It is worth noting that in Kiev, the largest number of Bald Mountains - a favorite place of witches for the Sabbath. The fact is that they could not gather in the city, and therefore, as soon as the city began to grow, they had to look for a new place for gatherings.

It is easy to talk about mysticism in this city - after all, even the legends of the capital have never featured good sorceresses. And the presence of witches in the city did not care. It was important to find out only the witch whether your neighbor. To do this, the people of Kiev went to the undertaker, bought a plank from which he was going to make a coffin, squeezed the bitches and looked through the hole at the neighbor's section. Here it all immediately fell into place.

At the same time, in our everyday life there is still the phrase "bring to light", which means nothing more than a common test for witches. The girl was thrown into a hole, if she drowned - well ... she was a good girl, they were mistaken. Well, if not - then the witch.

An echo of the same witchcraft is the phrase “miss the stars from the sky”. After all, the witches were bad because they stole the dawn from the sky and the stars to make money from them. So, when they say that a person from the sky of stars is not enough - this means that he is absolutely normal and does not do any devilry.


Very interesting, and no less mystical story happened with two Kiev icons.

There is a legend according to which Prince Vladimir, when he was baptized and married again, brought two icons as a dowry to Kiev. One of them was called the Black Madonna, and was kept in the Church of the Tithes, according to the people of Kiev, and the second was kept in Pirogogoshch.

Later, Andrei Dobrolyubov brought one of the icons to the next capital of Russia, Vladimir, and now this one is called the “Vladimir Mother of God”. But the second image of the world was badly battered - she ended up in Chelm, then in Chestochow, where she was baptized and now she is an icon of the main patroness of Poland.

In addition, they say that St. Luke himself painted these icons on a blackboard on which the holy family sat.


A very peculiar and mystical story is connected with the Elias Church. According to the tablet of the church, it was here that the baptism of Russia took place, and the first mentions of it were still in times when the prophetic Oleg signed a peace treaty with the Greeks. That is, before our country and this city became Christian.

"In the 1770s, during a terrible plague epidemic, the city allegedly managed to get rid of the misfortune by reading a prayer in the name of Allah in a Christian church. A quarantine was imposed around the city. They say that they did not let anyone into the territory and did not let it in. The riders checked at home , and if they found the dead, they immediately burned the house, and the "contact ones" were sent to the islands. The people were very scared. If a person died at night, they tried to quickly bury him under the floor or throw him under the neighbor's fence. knew what to do. Moreover, when a prisoner of the Turks said that it is necessary in the Christian church to read the prayer in the name of Allah, the people went out, that it was in Elijah's Church held a ceremony ", - says the guide.


It is curious that the most ancient street of Kiev turns out to be almost the most mystical in the whole capital.

The numbering of the houses here is the opposite, which is slightly confusing. After all, just think that to become a witch - you need to read a prayer on the contrary, in order to become a sorcerer - you need to tread on an icon turned upside down. That is, everything that is the opposite - all from the evil one.

But even on this, the mysticism of this street does not end there - a total of 38 houses are housed here, while the buildings at number 13 have as many as three.


Bulgakov and mysticism - of course, the words are synonymous. Needless to say, during his life, Mikhail Afanasyevich managed to live from different sides of Lysa Gora, where witches, as you know, are going to the Sabbath. In addition, the Bulgakov Museum is located in the house at number 13, where he actually lived. But the most amazing story, perhaps, is connected with the tombstone on the writer's grave.

“For a long time his widow could not find a stone that would suit her and, as she thought, would fit. At the same time, Bulgakov himself, when he was still alive, wrote about how he would like to be covered with Gogol’s overcoat. And so it happened that when the government re-buried Gogol and laid a new slab with the inscription “A Tribute of the Soviet Government to a Famous Russian Writer”, the first stone that stood on his grave was thrown out of uselessness. It was this stone that she saw and wanted to put a widow on Bulgakov’s grave, not knowing yet what he previously stood on m Gil Gogol - favorite writer Mikhail Bulgakov ", - says Natalya Yanovna.

By the way, by the centenary of Bulgakov, a museum was opened in this house. Guests and residents of the capital can come here to the terrace, enjoy tea with a variety of herbs, rolls and pies, as well as unusual jam from rose petals, walnuts and dogwoods.


In the capital for a long time there were no ghosts. It seemed that the city was very worried about it - everyone has it, and we don’t? Therefore, when in the unfinished house of the merchant Sulyma on Lutheran Street, the people of Kiev saw the image of a woman in white move along the suite of bedrooms on the second floor - it looks like the city sighed calmly.

According to Natalya Yanovny, even diary entries have been preserved since that time:

"People wrote that in the evenings they went with friends and relatives to this mansion, and with bated breath, they waited for the appearance of the ghost. Sometimes they had to stand for a long time, and therefore while they were waiting, the people of Kiev had snacks on pies, which they took with them."

Alas, after a while, there was a fire in the house, and nobody else heard anything about the ghost. This house, by the way, is still preserved. True, it no longer looks like it once dreamed of a merchant - and the house church was removed there, and the stucco molding had all collapsed long ago.

However, as compensation, we were handed the first recorded phenomenon of a poltergeist, when there was no such word at all.

The fact is that in the place where the Main Post Office now stands, before the explosion in the autumn of 1941, the house of Olga Dyakova was located at this place.

“Olga Dyakova in Kiev knew everything — first, her grandfather was the mayor, then her husband became the mayor — who did not know by grandfather, knew by her husband,” says Natalia Popova.

And so, in one of the apartments of the apartment building, furniture began to move, linen was flying. They called the holy fathers, who sprinkled the room with holy water, read a prayer. But, alas, things kept moving.

"Not knowing what else to do, apparently out of desperation, they called gendarmes. But what could the police do in such a situation? The door was sealed, the protocol was written. A protocol dated November 16, 1902, certified by gendarmes, tells a detective story. So, it can be argued that the first recorded poltergeist phenomenon occurred in our marvelous city, "the guide continues.


There are in Kiev and such houses in which people simply do not get along. One of these is the castle of Richard the Lionheart. Most of the residents of the capital, already the house numbers do not remember only its name. It is curious that the building has been standing behind the building fence for more than 30 years.

In general, nothing foreshadowed trouble. There is a legend that the first developer Orlov did not buy this site. And everything would be fine, but to place on it Orlov intended not the usual two-story houses for Andreyevsky, but a real castle. But when the interior finishing work began, a fire broke out in the house in which two people died. The house had to be rebuilt from scratch. To do this, Orlov takes a loan from a bank, and in order to pay him off, leaves his wife and children here, and goes to the Urals. There, in the woods, when he returned with money, he was killed by a robber.

There is already a widow with many children. She does not sell the house, but completes it. But the people who drove into the house very quickly left it. True, for the money of the widow - her porters, her carts. At this stage, she gave up and sold the house. There are legends that the troubles began after the widow did not pay the stove-builders (namely, stove-dwellers and healers are considered closest to witchcraft).


Another mystical story will please another house on Andriyivsky Descent. Earlier this place was almost the same two-story gray house. For some time there he rented premises for the reception of patients - Theophilus Janowski. Kievans called him a holy doctor - he would still be paid for his work, or not, the main thing is to defeat the disease. When he was robbed once, in the morning things were returned under the house and left a note: "Sorry, we were mistaken in the dark." And when the doctor died, he was buried all over Kiev. On this day, no one stole, only all the flowers disappeared from the flower beds - first the white lilies, his beloved ones, left.

He often told the story that once a young girl, probably a gymnasium student, in a brown dress had come to his house. She said that her mother fell ill at her hem, and she would be very grateful if Yanovsky would go down to her house and provide the necessary assistance. The doctor promised and did it.

When he already wrote out the prescription, Yanovsky looked around and realized that, most likely, in this house there is no money for the necessary medicines. And in order to distract the sick while he shoved the banknotes under the pillow, he pointed the woman at the portrait of the girl on the wall - it was that morning stranger in a brown dress. He asked who this girl is to the patient, to which she replied that this was her daughter, who died a year ago. According to Yanovsky himself, after this incident, he could not receive anyone for several days.