The Info List - Novhorod-Siverskyi

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(Ukrainian: Новгород-Сіверський, Novhorod Siverskyi, Ukrainian pronunciation: [ˈnɔwɦorod ˈsʲiwersʲkɪj]; Russian: Но́вгород-Се́верский, Novgorod-Seversky; Polish: Nowogród Siewierski) is a historic city in Chernihiv Oblast
Chernihiv Oblast
(province) of Ukraine. It is the administrative center of Novhorod-Siverskyi
Raion, though it is incorporated as a city of oblast significance and does not belong to the raion. Novhorod-Siverskyi
is situated on the bank of the Desna River, 330 km from the capital, Kiev, and 45 km south of the Russian border. Population: 13,762 (2015 est.)[1]


1 History 2 Architecture 3 Gallery 4 External links

History[edit] The town was first chronicled in 1044. From 1098 it was the capital of the Siverian Principality, which served as a buffer zone against incursions of the Cumans
(Polovtsy) and other steppe peoples. One of the numerous campaigns of local princes against the Cumans
produced the great monument of early East Slavic literature, the Tale of Igor's Campaign. After the town's destruction by Mongols in 1239, it passed to the princes of Bryansk
and then to the Grand Dukes of Lithuania. It was ruled by Dymitr Korybut
Dymitr Korybut
(Kaributas), son of Algirdas. Muscovy
obtained the area following the Battle of Vedrosha
Battle of Vedrosha
in 1503, but lost it to Poland
after the Time of Troubles. The town finally passed to Russia as a result of the Russo-Polish War (1654-1667). During the Cossack epoch, it received the status of military company town (sotenne misto) and later regimental town (polkove misto); these were military and administrative divisions in the Cossack army and country. Also Novhorod-Siverskyi
became a cultural center of Left-Bank Ukraine. It was made the capital of a separate namestnichestvo in 1782–97. Thereafter its importance steadily declined. During World War II, Novhorod-Siverskyi
was occupied by the German Army from 26 August 1941 to 16 September 1943. Architecture[edit] Despite historic disasters, the town has preserved many architectural monuments, and a branch of the Chernihiv
State Historical and Architectural Preserve has been established. The town has managed to keep random planning in its landscape. The boundary of the town historical center is vague. The tourist attractions are located on two high capes divided by ravines: the ensemble of Our Savior and Transfiguration Monastery and the town centre. The architectural monuments of state significance are scattered on five separate areas which compose the territory of the preserve. The biggest area is the territory of Our Savior and Transfiguration Monastery. The other areas are Uspensky (Dormition) Cathedral, the wooden St. Nicolas church, a triumphal arch, and shopping arcades. There are constructions and residential buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries in the town centre. The main point of interest in the town is the former residence of the Chernihiv
metropolitans, the monastery of the Saviour's Transfiguration. It features a ponderous Neoclassical cathedral (1791–96, design by Giacomo Quarenghi), seventeenth-century stone walls, and several ecclesiastic foundations dating from the sixteenth century. Other landmarks include the Cossack Baroque
Cossack Baroque
Assumption cathedral, a triumphal arch (1787), and the wooden church of St. Nicholas (1760). Gallery[edit]

Novhorod-Siverskyi. Holy Transfiguration Monastery. View from the walls of the monastery.

Triumphal Arch

Monument of Yaroslavna

House of seminary

Cathedral of the Assumption

Alley of Heroes

Alley of Shevchenko

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Novhorod-Siverskyi.

on the Official Tourism website of Chernihiv
Region (in Ukrainian, nice photographs) Some of the sites at Podorozh Ukraïnoyu (in Ukrainian, with pictures) Forum[permanent dead link] (in Russian, city info basically copied from the in Russian) The murder of the Jews of Novhorod-Siverskyi
during World War II, at Yad Vashem
Yad Vashem

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Administrative divisions of Chernihiv

Administrative center: Chernihiv


Bakhmach Bobrovytsia Borzna Chernihiv Horodnia Ichnia Koriukivka Korop Kozelets Kulykivka Mena Nizhyn Nosivka Novhorod-Siverskyi Pryluky Ripky Semenivka Snovsk Sosnytsia Sribne Talalaivka Varva



Chernihiv Nizhyn Novhorod-Siverskyi Pryluky


Bakhmach Baturyn Bobrovytsia Borzna Horodnia Ichnia Koriukivka Mena Nosivka Oster Semenivka Snovsk

Urban-type settlements Category: Chernihiv

^ "Чисельність наявного населення України (Actual population of Ukraine)" (PDF) (in Ukrainian). State Statistics Service of Ukraine. Retrieved 1 July