Memorial column with the national flags of Ukraine and green flower beds of the city park, Korpusny Park in Poltava, Ukraine.

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Korpusny Park

Eastern Ukraine

The focal point of the city centre is the circular Korpusny Park, laid out in the early 19th century in an attempt to emulate the grand planning ideals of St Petersburg. Eight streets radiate off the plaza, and in its centre rises the Iron Column of Glory, topped by a golden eagle. Southeast of Korpusny Park, the city's main pedestrian drag – ul Sobornosti – leads down to verdant Soniachny Park.

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