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Wolf’s Lair: Abandoned mansion of Freud’s patient captured in drone footage in Ukraine 02:13

Wolf’s Lair: Abandoned mansion of Freud’s patient captured in drone footage in Ukraine

Ukraine, Odessa region
December 5, 2020 at 01:55 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Dubetsky-Pankeyevs manor in Vasylivka, Ukraine, also known as 'Wolf’s Lair' was captured in drone footage on Friday.

The manor was built between 1830 and 1854 in Vasylivka, now a part of Odesa region, Ukraine. At present time it is abandoned. Once, three two-storey buildings of the manor were surrounded by a large garden with walnut trees, a fountain and a little pond. There were also a forest and a lake in the neighbourhood.

There is a perception that Major General Vasiliy Dubetsky built the manor as a minor copy of the official residence of the Russian Emperors the Winter Palace.

Later, at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, Russian lawyer Sergei Pankeyev, son of Konstantin Pankeyev, the last owner of the estate, lived there.

Sergei was one of the most well-known patients of Sigmund Freud. In his work, the psychoanalyst called Pankeyev 'wolfman' as the patient had a recurring dream with wolves. This is how the building and its surroundings came to be called the 'Wolf's Lair'.

After the 1917 revolution, the manor was taken over by the state, but after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 it began to decay.

Wolf’s Lair: Abandoned mansion of Freud’s patient captured in drone footage in Ukraine 02:13
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The Dubetsky-Pankeyevs manor in Vasylivka, Ukraine, also known as 'Wolf’s Lair' was captured in drone footage on Friday.

The manor was built between 1830 and 1854 in Vasylivka, now a part of Odesa region, Ukraine. At present time it is abandoned. Once, three two-storey buildings of the manor were surrounded by a large garden with walnut trees, a fountain and a little pond. There were also a forest and a lake in the neighbourhood.

There is a perception that Major General Vasiliy Dubetsky built the manor as a minor copy of the official residence of the Russian Emperors the Winter Palace.

Later, at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century, Russian lawyer Sergei Pankeyev, son of Konstantin Pankeyev, the last owner of the estate, lived there.

Sergei was one of the most well-known patients of Sigmund Freud. In his work, the psychoanalyst called Pankeyev 'wolfman' as the patient had a recurring dream with wolves. This is how the building and its surroundings came to be called the 'Wolf's Lair'.

After the 1917 revolution, the manor was taken over by the state, but after the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991 it began to decay.

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