Chernihiv

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Chernihiv also known as Chernigov (Czernihów, ) is a historic city in northern Ukraine, which serves as the administrative center of the Chernihiv Oblast (province), as well as of the surrounding Chernihiv Raion (district) within the oblast.wikipedia
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Chernihiv Oblast

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Chernihiv also known as Chernigov (Czernihów, ) is a historic city in northern Ukraine, which serves as the administrative center of the Chernihiv Oblast (province), as well as of the surrounding Chernihiv Raion (district) within the oblast.
The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Chernihiv.

City of regional significance (Ukraine)

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Administratively, it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance.

Chernihiv Raion

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Chernihiv also known as Chernigov (Czernihów, ) is a historic city in northern Ukraine, which serves as the administrative center of the Chernihiv Oblast (province), as well as of the surrounding Chernihiv Raion (district) within the oblast.
Its administrative centre is the city of Chernihiv, which is incorporated as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion.

Black Grave

It was there that the Black Grave, one of the largest and earliest royal mounds in Eastern Europe, was excavated in the 19th century.
The Black Grave is the largest burial mound (kurgan) in Chernihiv, Ukraine.

Desna River

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Chernihiv stands on the Desna River 150 km to the north-north-east of Kiev.
Its right bank declines again near the city of Chernihiv, and again near one of its tributaries, the Oster, where the Desna continues its course through a low, muddy plain until it finally reaches its mouth near Kiev at the Dnieper River.

Tumulus

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It was there that the Black Grave, one of the largest and earliest royal mounds in Eastern Europe, was excavated in the 19th century.
In Ukraine and Russia, there are royal kurgans of Varangian chieftains, such as the Black Grave in Ukrainian Chernihiv (excavated in the 19th century), Oleg's Grave in Russian Staraya Ladoga, and vast, intricate Rurik's Hill near Russian Novgorod.

Principality of Chernigov

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From the early 11th century it was the seat of powerful Grand Principality of Chernigov, whose rulers at times vied for power with Kievan Grand Princes, and often overthrew them and took the primary seat in Kiev for themselves.
The capital of the principality was the city of Chernigov.

Chernihiv Air Base

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The area was served by Chernihiv Shestovitsa Airport, and during the Cold War it was the site of Chernigov air base.
Chernihiv (also given in the Soviet era as Chernigov) is an air base in Ukraine located 5 km north of Chernihiv.

Chernihiv Shestovytsia Airport

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The area was served by Chernihiv Shestovitsa Airport, and during the Cold War it was the site of Chernigov air base.
Chernihiv Airport (also given as Chernihiv Shestovytsia) is an airport in Ukraine located 15 km southwest of Chernihiv.

Severia

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The grand principality was the largest in Kievan Rus and included not only the Severian towns but even such remote regions as Murom, Ryazan and Tmutarakan.
Their main settlements included the seven cities of todays Russia Kursk, Rylsk, Starodub, Trubchevsk, Sevsk, Bryansk, Belgorod and five cities which lie in todays Ukraine, Liubech, Novhorod-Siverskyi, Chernihiv, Putyvl, Hlukhiv,

Chernigov Governorate

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The area in general was ruled by the Governor-General appointed from Saint Petersburg, the imperial capital, and Chernihiv was the capital of local namestnichestvo (province) (from 1782), Malorosiyskaya or Little Russian (from 1797) and Chernigov Governorate (from 1808).
The Chernigov Governorate (Черниговская губерния; translit.: Chernigovskaya guberniya), also known as the Government of Chernigov, was a guberniya in the historical Left-bank Ukraine region of the Russian Empire, which was officially created in 1802 from the Malorossiya Governorate with an administrative centre of Chernigov.

Batu Khan

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The golden age of Chernihiv, when the city population peaked at 25,000, lasted until 1239 when the city was sacked by the hordes of Batu Khan, which started a long period of relative obscurity.
In the winter of 1239, he sacked Chernigov and Pereyaslav.

Mongol invasion of Kievan Rus'

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The golden age of Chernihiv, when the city population peaked at 25,000, lasted until 1239 when the city was sacked by the hordes of Batu Khan, which started a long period of relative obscurity.
In the winter of 1239, he sacked Chernigov and Pereyaslav.

Transfiguration Cathedral, Chernihiv

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The oldest church in the city and one of the oldest churches in Ukraine is the 5-domed Transfiguration Cathedral, commissioned in the early 1030s by Mstislav the Bold and completed several decades later by his brother, Yaroslav the Wise.
The Transfiguration Cathedral is the oldest building in Chernihiv, Ukraine, and one of the few surviving buildings of pre-Mongol Rus.

Kievan Rus'

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In the southern portion of the Kievan Rus' the city was the second by importance and wealth.
Familicide was frequently deployed to obtain power and can be traced particularly during the time of the Yaroslavichi (sons of Yaroslav), when the established system was skipped in the establishment of Vladimir II Monomakh as the Grand Prince of Kiev, in turn creating major squabbles between Olegovichi from Chernihiv, Monomakhs from Pereyaslav, Izyaslavichi from Turov/Volhynia, and Polotsk Princes.

Mstislav of Chernigov

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The oldest church in the city and one of the oldest churches in Ukraine is the 5-domed Transfiguration Cathedral, commissioned in the early 1030s by Mstislav the Bold and completed several decades later by his brother, Yaroslav the Wise.
Yaroslav the Wise also accepted the division of Kievan Rus' along the river after Mstislav had defeated him in a battle fought at Listven by Chernigov (presents-day Chernihiv, Ukraine).

Pyatnytska Church (Chernihiv)

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The crowning achievement of Chernihiv masters was the exquisite Pyatnytska Church, constructed at the turn of the 12th and 13th centuries.
Pyatnytska (St. Paraskeva) church is a functioning church in Chernihiv, Ukraine.

Grand Duchy of Lithuania

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The area fell under the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in 1353.
Between 1492 and 1508, Ivan III further consolidated Muscovy, winning the key Battle of Vedrosha and regaining such ancient lands of Kievan Rus' as Chernihiv and Bryansk.

Cossack Hetmanate

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In the Hetman State Chernihiv was the city of deployment of Chernihiv Cossack regiment (both a military and territorial unit of the time).
In addition to traditional printing presses in Kiev, new printing shops were established in Novhorod-Siverskyi and Chernihiv.

Tmutarakan

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The grand principality was the largest in Kievan Rus and included not only the Severian towns but even such remote regions as Murom, Ryazan and Tmutarakan.
The excavated site suggests that it was built by Byzantine workmen and has similarities with the church Mstislav went on to commission in Chernigov.

Ivan Mazepa

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The former mansion, popularly known as the Mazepa House, used to contain the regiment's chancellery.
1665) he inherited the title of the Czernihów cupbearer.

Yaroslav the Wise

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The oldest church in the city and one of the oldest churches in Ukraine is the 5-domed Transfiguration Cathedral, commissioned in the early 1030s by Mstislav the Bold and completed several decades later by his brother, Yaroslav the Wise.
Yaroslav and Mstislav then divided Kievan Rus' between them: the area stretching left from the Dnieper River, with the capital at Chernihiv, was ceded to Mstislav until his death in 1036.

Trinity Monastery (Chernihiv)

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The roomy Trinity cathedral, one of the most imposing monuments of the Cossack baroque, was erected between 1679 and 1689.
The Trinity Monastery is a former Orthodox monastery in the city of Chernihiv in northeastern Ukraine.

Jacob Tamarkin

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Tamarkin was born in Chernigov, Imperial Russia (now Chernihiv, Ukraine) to a wealthy Jewish family.