Before the War – 38 600
Men – 17 978
Women – 20 638
Children under 18 – 7 551
Pensioners – 8 295
Persons with disabilities – 569
Internally displaced persons – 207
Since the times of Kyivan Rus, Malyn, named after the local prince Mal, has been
the eastern outpost of the ancient tribe of Drevlians, which rebelled against Kyivan
Prince Igor. Furious with the death of her husband Prince Igor at the hands of the
Drevlians, Princess Olga brutally avenged the city and enslaved the Drevlian
nobles. However, even now in the city you can see the remains of the ancient
settlement of VII-IX centuries.
City Park named after Nicholas
The city park is named after the outstanding traveler-humanist of the XIX century
Nicholas Miklouho-Maclay and is located next to the estate of the Myklukh family,
who lived here.
Nicolas Myklouho-Maclay became famous all over the world for his studies of the
life and customs of the aborigines of New Guinea, Indonesia, the Philippines and
the islands of Oceania. He also drafted the first Universal Declaration of Human
Rights and initiated the establishment of the prototype of the UN education,
science and culture organizations.
Many exotic plants and trees brought from the expeditions of the famous traveler
have been planted in the park. Some trees are 600 years old.
Malyn underwater museum
This is a unique and only underwater museum for divers in Ukraine, located in a
flooded quarry, it was created by Dive Time NGO activists in 2011. The quarry is
19.3 hectares and 15 meters deep. The divers can find here a replica of a German
military motorbike, an anchor, a boat, a transformer locker, a model of a
submarine and many other attractions.
Banknote, the only company in Ukraine that prints paper for the national currency
Hryvnia, Ukrainian passports and bonds is located in Malyn. Another printing
company, the WEIDMANN Malyn Paper Factory is the only company in Eastern
Europe that can supply almost all types of electrical insulation paper and
There are also woodworking and light industry enterprises in the community.
Community and the War
The Russian occupation forces tried to capture Malyn from the first days of the
War, but the forces of 10th Carpathian special mountain assault brigade, which
operated there, managed to hold back the assault. The military and local residents
«How can the occupiers defeat us if every bush here tells them a famous phrase
«Russian warship, go fuck yourself» ?! Once an old man, seeing the enemy’s
vehicles, shared this info with us and we managed to destroy them. The only
motivation of our enemy, being a soldier or a general, is the fear of getting a slap in
the face from their commanders. Instead, our soldiers have a mission to protect their
land, their relatives, their homes.»
On March 6, Russian troops dropped a 500-kilogram bomb on the Malyn
community. The bomb hit the house where the family was staying. One-year-old
twin girls, their brother, a student of local school, mother and her sister died.
A total of 8 people were killed by airstrikes in the community.
In Morozivka,a village in Malyn community, a local school was shelled from Grad
rocket launchers while locals were sheltered in the basement. The local private
house was completely destroyed by cluster mines.
While retreating from the community, the occupiers left many mines and
Malyn city mayor
Oleksandr Sytaylo was elected mayor of the Malyn community in 2020. Prior to
being elected, he worked as a director of the local utility company Ecoresource, as
well as held numerous positions in various commercial banks and a
communication company. He is a financier by profession.
On March 24, the President of Ukraine awarded Oleksandr Sytaylo, the head of the
Malyn community, with the Order of Courage for his significant personal
contribution to the protection of Ukraine’s state sovereignty and territorial
integrity during the Russian military invasion.
The future strategy
Malyn community plans to continue to attract investors for the development of
its region after the War. In 2019, a site was allocated for the Malyn-Zakhid
industrial park, which is to specialize in agricultural processing, woodworking,
light industry, information technology and mechanical engineering.
“We have a goal – to make the most of our potential, to implement modern
innovative, ecologically friendly and energy saving projects.”
– says Malyn city mayor Oleksandr Sytaylo.
The project of the industrial park in the community