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Scott asks: So there are stories about a fake American city scape built in Vinnytsia in the 1950's as a spy training school. But I cannot find any photos online of this. Is it true?
Expert's answer:
Unfortunately I haven't found any info about this place, nothing related to any spy training school/center. You can also try to contact Vinnytsia Regional Museum of Local Lore. They definitely should have some info about it, if the story is true.
Joyce Rosenhek asks: Was Kolomyya ever part of Austria?
Expert's answer:
In 1772, after the first partition of Poland, the Habsburgs gained control of the town of Kolomyya. In 1781, the town was included in the Stanislavsky District. It was part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire until the First World War.
Chris asks: Who is the marble bust outside the Panorama building in Sevastopol?
Expert's answer:
Thirteen marble busts of heroes of Sevastopol defense are installed in the niches of the facade. Among them are busts of V.A. Kornilov, P.S. Nakhimov, S.A. Khrulev, L.N. Tolstoy, P.M. Koshka, I.V. Shevchenko, Dasha of Sevastopol.
Albert asks: I had family in a village called Kreshupa in Ukraine in 1912. It was about 20 minutes by horse from Odessa.
Expert's answer:
I have not found the information about present state of this village but I suppose that this territory is the part of present Odessa city or one of its suburbs. Here is the satellite picture of the area with the city and villages located nearby. May be it will be useful.
Lorraine asks: My father came over to the UK in 1946 as a refugee after the end of the 2nd world war (along with many others) could you tell me why some people had to do this?
Expert's answer:
A lot of people from Soviet Union and Eastern Europe after World War II didn't return to their homes because they could be repressed as enemies of the Soviet state. For example thousands of Soviet army prisoners of war released from Nazi Germany concentration camps were immediately transferred to Gulag (prison camps system) in Siberia.
solomiya asks: Help me please to find information about interesting facts of Ivano-Frankivsk`s history
Expert's answer:
Here is some info about Ivano-Frankivsk history.

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