Our grandfathers told us that on the island of Khortytsia there were many old-fashioned oak giants, and among them was one that was distinguished by its power. The Cossacks called it "Sacred Red Oak". Its trunk was about 6 meters around and it was more than 500 years old.
In the late 20s of the last century a grand building construction was developed on the territory of modern Zaporizhzhia. The plan of the Sixth settlement, which is often called Sotsmisto (the Residential area), was made in 1928. And a year later in the bare steppe they began to create “ a perfect socialist city".
There is a famous Silver Eagle from the “Treasure of Voznesenivka" in the Regional Museum of Local Lore in Zaporizhzhia. The treasure was found during the construction of the Dniproges and the industrial complex near the Voznesenivka village. It was located between the current territories of the plant “Zaporizhstal” and the Welding Flux and Glass Factory of Zaporizhzhia.
Do you remember the well-known Repin’s picture "Letter from the Cossacks to the Sultan"? The plot of the picture was based on real historical events of 1676. The story of writing the letter is interesting itself. It was written by Ataman Ivan Sirko and his comrades in response to the ultimatum of the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.
Archaeological finds indicate that on the Black Rock in the north of Khortytsia that at the mouth of the Dnieper, the Grand Prince of Kievan Rus Sviatoslav Igorovych was killed while he was returning from the campaign in 972. This ruler was known for his courage, good luck and knightly soul, but also for the fact that, going to the enemy, he warned him about it in the words "I'm coming to you!”.