Text on the shield: "Attain free Ukraine or die for her". Monument to Bukovynian Kurin in Ruska St
The word Kurin means a unit of Cossack troops.
Bukovynian Kurin was a volunteer military unit taking part in revolutionary and military activities in 1918, 1941 and 1944 fighting for Ukraine's independence in one or another way.
The monument is shaped as archangel Michael wearing Ukrainian ethnic clothes holding a spear in one hand and a shield in the other. The text on the shield says "Attain free Ukraine or die for her" (which was the first of the "Ten Commandments of the Ukrainian Nationalist"). The lower part of the sculpture, closer to the pedestal, demonstrates the trident (Ukrainian coat of arms) with engraved dates: 1918, 1941, 1944.
The archangel personifies thousands of conscious Bukovynian patriots of Ukraine fighting for their motherland's freedom and political independence.
The monument was erected in 1995 by Ivan Salevych, a sculptor from Chernivtsi.
The frontal view