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A trip to the ancient city of Malin

And for the ambassadors of the impudent Drevlyanina, and forAnd the speed of the matter ended tragically. And Malin survived, survived the Tatar-Mongol invasion and in 1445 was, again mentioned in the annals, this time Lithuanian. From ancient times in the city there was only a fortified settlement. And with later monuments is sparse. However, there is a kind of naughty charm in Malina. In 1873, he was appreciated by St. Petersburg Catherine Miklukha. Fulfilling the will of her deceased husband, the mother of five children bought a small estate here. They say that an extensive park with several ponds, the one that is in the center of the city, planted on its orders.

Under the roof of his house ...
Nikolai Nikolayevich Miklouho-Maclay - outstandingTraveler, anthropologist, ethnographer, doctor, linguist, biologist and geographer, whose scientific works remain relevant to this day - not just lived and worked in Malin, but also appreciated this city, with pleasure traveled around Malin, interested in ancient legends and folklore , Here is the grave of his mother.
The love of Nikolai Nikolaevich to the Ukrainian city is quite natural.
MacLay was an ass in our places, and his descendant -Ataman of Zaporozhskaya Sich Okhrim Makukha in 1772 showed remarkable heroism in the capture of Ochakov, for which hereditary noble title. The surname for euphoniousness had to be changed. However, the newly-born nobles remembered their roots well. My uncle Nikolai Nikolayevich was friends with Nikolai Gogol - they say that it was on the basis of his stories that the story of "Taras Bulba" was born. It is curious that in Miklouho-Maclay he took with him to travel the image of the main hero of the Gogol's story, claiming that it was his ancestor. Fate threw the family Miklukh in Russia, but his father always dreamed of returning to the edge of the viburnum and sunflowers. It was in Malin that the noblemen of Miklukhi found their home.

The only one in Europe
Merits of Nikolai Miklukho-Maklai are highly appreciatedWorld science, his birthday is celebrated on the planet as a world day of ethnography. It was he, a humanist scholar who was fluent in seventeen languages, was the first to raise his voice against racial discrimination and persistently defended his point of view in one hundred and sixty scientific works. It is significant that Nikolai Nikolayevich wrote and edited the first volume of his famous Journeys in Malin. The tireless traveler lived a very short - less than 42 years - but incredibly vibrant life: New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Philippines ... In 1886 he returned from Australia, where he spent almost three years (there still live and work his descendants!) In Russia, but two years later he died. In distant Sydney, a monument to a descendant of the Zaporozhye Cossack and an outstanding Russian scientist with world merits is established. The second (and only in Europe) monument Miklouho-Maclay is in the center of a small town of Malin in the Zhytomyr region. On the pedestal, only the name and date of life. Alas, the house of the scientist did not live up to our days. However, in the center of the city trees are still noisy, planted by his mother.

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How to get there? From Kiev to Malina can be reached by minibus (about an hour drive) or from the railway station by electric train.
The museum. In the technical school of forestry there is a hall with a small exposition devoted to the outstanding countryman - Nikolay Miklukho-Maklai.
Visit this wonderful city and believe me, you will be satisfied! To go to the ancient city of Malin is not difficult, and there will be a lot of pleasant emotions from the trip.
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