urban-type settlement, administrative center of Dikan’ka Raion, Poltava Oblast, Ukrainian SSR, situated 29 km north of Poltava. Dikan’ka has a creamery and a museum of local lore. The settlement was celebrated by N. V. Gogol in his work Evenings on a Farm Near Dikan’ka.

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The very first critics of The Evenings on a farm near Dikanka, for instance, saw it as a Russian example of Scott's antiquarian enterprise.
I had The Steppe as a backup, as something with which I could stun Maria Petrovna if I backfired on the question of Pushkin's duel, Lermontov's A Hero of Our Time, or Gogol's Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka or other topics that I had studied while preparing myself .
As Bojanowska shows, readers of Dead Souls who had expected that Gogol would paint the Russian nation in the same idyllic and idealized strokes he had earlier used to portray his native Ukraine in Evenings on a Farm Near Dikanka were sorely disappointed.