Historical figure, whom no no regime protested against

13 July 2014 12:43  6274164 075038
Historical figure, whom no no regime protested against

Tourinform Transcarpathia continues to tell about the prominent figures involved in the development of Transcarpathia and perpetuated in monuments. This time we are talking about Yevgeniy Fentsyk - priest, teacher, cultural and political figure. His monument in Uzhgorod is located in the heart of the city.

The sculpture is unique because, despite the active religious and political life of Fentsyk, it has survived all the regimes that have been in Uzhgorod (Hungarian authorities, the Soviet era.).

Yevgeniy Fentsyk was born om October 5, 1844 in the village of Mala Martynka of the Bereg comitat (now Svalyava district) in the family of a local priest. Yevgeniy received his primary education in his native village, and then studied at the Uzhgorod and Satu Maru (Romania) high schools, and then - at the Theological Faculty of the University of Vienna.

In 1869 he started performing his priestly ministry as a priest and pastor, and continued to perform them in different parishes of Transcarpathia.

Apart from religious activities, Yevgeniy Fentsyk was also carrying out cultural and educational activities. He is the publisher and editor (since 1885) of the "Lystok" journal, writes poetry, short stories and tales about the life of the intelligentsia and clergy.

He was immortalized with a monument in Uzhgorod by our compatriot Olena Mondych-Shynel. The inauguration of the monument took place on May 16, 1926.

Recall that Transcarpathia is known not only for monuments to historical figures - in terms of the amount of original monuments, our region may be the leader in the country.

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