If you set out east from Prairie Village, sojourn across the pond, over some hills and through the forest, there’s a chance you might happen upon a li’l Ukrainian hamlet called Dolyna, which just so happens to be our sister city.
And now, thanks to an updated website, you can find out more about our civic sibling. If you speak Ukrainian, that is.
Dolyna recently unveiled a new site at rada.dolyna.info, featuring deep content about the city’s founding, government and businesses. Unfortunately for those of us whose experience with the Cyrillic alphabet has been limited at best, it’s not super easy to suss out. Luckily, thanks to the wonders of technology, Google will “translate” the site for you, which yields gems like this:
Founding of the city
Year of the Valley believe 979-and, when opened salt sources in the area. Legend described Teoklist father in 1112 he and engineer Felix P’yestrak in 1900′s, who investigated Dolynske salt. As the legend says that in the region dominated A. Prince, who in the mountains vypasav sheep. But once the sheep went to the valley, where it was a river. Stop them was impossible, because the shepherds rushed after them and found a “white” bank of the river, which were covered with salt. But after returning home with large reserves of salt, the Prince forgot the way to the valley and had a long look with her prince Ratilloyu.