Historical and Architectural Reserve of Raievskyki family

Historical and Architectural Reserve of Raievskyki 


Oleksandrivshchyna is a land of the unique cultural heritage. The most remarkable monuments of history and culture, located in the territory of raion are an integral part of Ukrainian cultural heritage. In the village Oleksandrivka Raion, Kirovohrad Oblast there is one of the gems of historical and cultural heritage of the country, now one of the most important architectural monuments of Classicism the first half of the XIX century in Ukraine - *Sviato-Khrestovozdvyzhenska church - Raievski family's burial vault. In the burial vault lie in eternal sleep cavalry general Nikolay Nikolayevich Raevsky, his grandson, Serbian national hero colonel Nikolay Nikolayevich Raevsky, and the youngest daughter Sophia M. Raevskaya, another burial is still unknown. In the territory near the temple there is another burial of the descendants of general and Bondarev family.
Twentieth century had a negative impact on these historical monuments. The central dome, bell tower, all the greenery and the fence with granite pillars around the church-burial vault. From time to time there was sometimes granary, sometimes warehause of pesticids. About restoration the church -burial vault one talked only in 2000-ies. In 2002, the Foundation of Nikolay Nikolayevich Raevsky was established, together with management of city planning and architecture of obast was prepared and adopted the recovery of Sviato-Khrestovozdvyzhenska church - Raievski's family burial vault, followed by the creation in the village Rozumivka - historical - architectural reserve Raievskyki family. In 2004 it was returned its original form to Sviato-Khrestovozdvyzhenska church - burial vault, it was rebuilt central light dome and bell tower, discovered a unique cast-iron colonnade.
On October 24, 2006 by the decision of Kirovohrad oblast council was set up public utility "Historical - Architectural Reserve of Raievski family". The first director of reserve became Vadym Henadiiovych Bukharov - local historian, enthusiast who studied the history of family Raievski. In 2009, the Regional council approved the program "Development of Historical and Architectural Reserve of  Raievski family to 2009 - 2012". The objective of program is to preservation and protect cultural heritage, to honour the past, to promote scientific - research business and tourism infrastructure in Kirovohrad. In 2014, the public utility was closed and transferred to the balance of Kirovohrad Museum of Regional Studies. At present the full title is "Historical - Architectural Reserve of Raievski family", the branch of Kirovohrad Museum of Regional Studies.
Within the reserve, if you wish, you can listen to the tour with visit to Sviato-Khrestovozdvyzhenska church , which hold public worship. From the temple you can view a beautiful panorama of the river Bovtysh. You can go down the slope to the arbour, which is located near the water. Coming to us, you will appreciate the magnificent landscapes of the village Rozumivka.
Beyond the village there is a pond *Bondarskyi stav, named after merchants Bondarevi, who once had got lands in the village, also were friends of Raievski family. Stav is located in a picturesque area surrounded by forest on its banks in the spring and summer you can have a rest. The 300-edge old oak grows near the pond. According to the legend, here Alexander Pushkin wrote his famous work “On seashore far a green oak towers ...”
There are interesting educational activities and competitions at the territory of reverse. One is going to create exhibitions with educational purpose. It is planned large, very interesting, but at the time necessary work directed at study of a region. A new generation grows up and whether they will love the motherland and safeguard the sacred objects, the gene pool of the nation and the prosperity of the state in the future depend on it.
The reserve is located in the Oleksandrivka Raion, village Rozumivka.
Working hours: Tuesday - Sunday from 9.00 to 18.00,
lunch break from 13.00 to 14.00
Monday - day off.
Service cost (UAH):

Entrance ticket:

for school children


for students and seniors


for adults


Holding excursions:

for children of school age and preschool children


for students and seniors


for adults


Holding of events at the request of enterprises and organizations (1 hour)


Holding theatrical events, festivals, competitions, sports and entertainment, health, ceremonial events, exhibitions of books and works of art


Holding photography (1 hour)


Holding video and film shooting - during ceremonial events on the territory of branch


Contact telephone numbers

(0522) 241962

(097) 917 75 02

*Sviato-Khrestovozdvyzhenska church - Saint Church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
*Bondarskyi stav - a pondnear the village