“A Story of a Steadfast Soldier...: from Serhii Potrashkov’s Collection”: Exhibition Opening >> Karazin University

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October 6, 2017

“A Story of a Steadfast Soldier...: from Serhii Potrashkov’s Collection”: Exhibition Opening


On October 5, 2017, the University History Museum held an opening of the exhibition “The Story of a Steadfast Soldier...: from Serhii Potrashkov’s Collection”:

The Director of the University History Museum, Viktoriia Ivashchenko, greeted those present and pointed out that the exhibition would be interesting for people of all ages because it presents exhibits from the XIX century up to early XX century.

The Head of the Department of History of Ukraine and World History of Kharkiv State Academy of Culture, Karazin University alumnus, Serhii Potrashkov, told those present about the history of the collection creation, “I could never have thought that my childish hobby could become the foundation of the exhibition.”

In general, the exhibition presents figures of various historical periods and countries, including military and historical miniatures representing soldiers of the period of Napoleonic wars, warriors of the Wild West, Africa, the National People’s Army of the PDR , the French-German Legion, US troops made in Ukraine, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Japan, China, Great Britain.

The oldest exhibit is a German casting mold for the making of soldiers dating back to 1870s and 1880s.

The exhibition is open for visitors till November 10.

Translation by Inna Zaets

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