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This house formerly was the residency of the Chief Judge of the Left-bank Ukraine. Now it is the historical museum of Baturin.

There a well-known Ukrainian statesman, Vasiliy Kochubey and his family lived. In 1704 Kochubey's 20-year-old daughter, Motrya fell in love with 63-year-old hetman Ivan Mazepa. Her feelings were returned, but Mazepa didn't ask for her hand as such marriage would have been considered incestuous because Mazepa was Motrya's godfather.

The museum is one of the six main architectural monuments of the National Heritage Reserve “Hetmans’ Capital” in Baturin, and its headquarters. Other architectural monuments are the following:
۩ Voskresenska church
۩ Citadel
۩ Hetman Rozumovsky’s palace and park
۩ Pokrovska church
۩ Baturinskiy Nikolo-Krupitskiy monastery

GPS coordinates: 51.33645 Lat, 32.87798 Long, 142 m

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