Sunday, 1 November 2015

Ukraine: Lviv

On Friday I got three postcards: one from Ukraine, one from Germany and one from Serbia.

The card from Ukraine shows an aerial view of Lviv. In 1772 became Lviv a part of the Hapsburg Monarchy and was then the capital of the Kingdom of Galicia and Lodomeria. It was also the fourth largest city of the Hapsburg Monarchy.
At the beginning of World War I was Lviv one of the strongest Austro-Hungarian garrisons in the Eastern part of the country. During the Battle of Lviv in August 1914 the city was captured by Russian troops and stayed conquered until June 1915. After World War I Lviv became a part of Poland.
After World War II Lviv became a part of the Soviet Union and is since 1991 a part of Ukraine. Today is Lviv the seventh largest city in Ukraine. The Ensemble of Lviv's Historic Centre is since 1998 on the UNESCO World Heritage List.


Stamp:
Definitive (from set of three) (issued 11-01-2013)


Thank You very much Kseniya!

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