79018 Lviv Ukraine
Taras Shevchenko is the most important and best known Ukrainian writer and artist. For Ukrainian culture Shevchenko is as important as Mickevich for Polish or Pushkin for Russian. The poems, such as "Testament" of his collection "Kobzar" are deeply rooted in the consciousness of all generations of Ukrainians. To understand Ukrainian culture of XIX century and its consequences until nowadays, one should get acquainted with the biography and works of Shevchenko. This most important figure of Ukrainian culture deserved a great recognition. To the most widespread commemoration marks belong monuments of Shevchenko – one can count over 1100 monuments in Ukraine and around the world.