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    Kodakskaya fortress

    • Stari Kodaky, Ukraine
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      fortification, 1635

      Remains of the shafts of the Polish fortress Kodak located in a picturesque location on the high bank of the Dnieper in the village of Old Kodak on the southern outskirts of Dnepropetrovsk. Kodatskaya fortress was built by the French engineer Levasseur where Boplan on the orders of the Polish King Władysław IV for the control of Zaporizhzhya Cossacks. Twice was taken Zaporozhye troops (in 1910 at the initiative of the historian D.Yavornytsky obelisk was erected in honor of the capture of the fortress in 1648). Later next, just north, Prince G. Potemkin was laid LOTS (Dnepropetrovsk). Soon fortress Kodak lost value, and in 1944 was almost completely destroyed granite quarry.

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