Monday, July 5, 2010

An annual “Treasure of Mazepa” quest in Poltava.

An annual “Treasure of Mazepa” quest dedicated to the 301st anniversary of the Battle of Poltava have taken place on June 27th, 2010 in Poltava. About 1000 participants have been registered. The main goal of the quest is to stimulate history learning among young generation. To win a prize all participants had to answer many questions connected with the history of Poltava, Great Northern war and its decisive battle and besides pass a pretty long distance to reach the right place on the bank of the Vorskla River where many sacks full of Ukrainian one Hryvna coins were hided under the water. It is important to add that all participants are good swimmers and divers All in all about 40 thousand Hryvnas (in coins) have been collected by organizing committee for this quest. Almost all coins have been discovered by winners and taken out of the river.