Poltava region is one of the most unique, mysterious, and historically intriguing locations in Ukraine, with its own universe, mythology, and unusual concentration of talented people. Poltava’s architecture, culture, and religious beliefs originate in a peculiar blend between eastern European and Asian influences, combining paganism, Orthodox Christianity, and Islam. Famous authors and poets have written about Poltava and often lived in the region. In the current war with Russia, Poltava became a shelter for thousands of people seeking refuge. Surrounded by the most attacked zones, it seems to have a “magical power” to stay protected.