Hryhoriĭ Skovoroda (1722-1794), Ukrainian philosopher

Overnight, news came in that the Kharkiv Region’s national library and museum dedicated to the philosopher, poet, and composer Hryhoriĭ Skovoroda received a direct Russian hit.  The building appears to have been destroyed by the impact and resulting fire, with one person (reportedly the director’s son, who was guarding the building) receiving injuries in the attack.  Thankfully the library and museum’s holdings are reported to have been moved to relative safety some time before, following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.  We will no doubt hear more details in due course.

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