Arsenal area, Kiev
Ivana mazepy Street, 1, Kiev, Kiev City, Ukraine
Arsenal square. It is located in the Pechersk district of Kiev. There was an area supposedly, in the XVIII century and was called St. Nicholas. From 1919 to 1964, the area was called the Revolution, from 1964 to 1991 - the area of "Heroes Arsenal". The modern name of course in 1991.. In the center of the square stands a monument to the workers of the plant "Arsenal". In January 1918, with the support of the soldiers factory workers rose in revolt directed against the Central Rada, which ended in the defeat and death of many workers who participated in the battles. Arsenaltsev monument was erected in 1923 to the fifth anniversary of the uprising. It is a gun, which was used in the fighting insurgent workers hoisted on a pedestal of red granite quarried stone. These stones were on the set in 1914 and demolished in 1917, the monument colonels Iskra and Kochubey. The events of those days resembles another attraction of the Arsenal area - the case of the factory "Arsenal" on the walls of which are still visible numerous bullet holes.. Arsenal square - interesting place and one of the main hubs for tourists arriving on Pechersk. Arsenal Tube station - the nearest to the many attractions of Kiev, including the Mariinsky Park, the Park of Glory, the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the Memorial to the victims of the famine and the memorial of the Great Patriotic War.