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Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Monument to legendary Ukrainian singer Marusia Churai opened in Poltava

There's an article on the National Radio Company of Ukraine website announcing that a monument to legendary Ukrainian singer Marusia Churai recently opened in Poltava. She is credited with having creating some 300 folk songs.

According to the legend, she was executed for having poisoned her lover, who betrayed her. Ukrainian poetess Lina Kostenko wrote a poem-novel, dedicated to Marusia Churai.

There's also an archived Ukrainian Weekly article from 1998 with a review of a stage production on Churai.

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