Subotiv (Ukrainian: Суботів) is a village (selo) in central
Ukraine. It is located in the
Raion (district) of the
Oblast (province), near
The village is located on the right bank of the Tiasmyn River, a
tributary of the Dnieper, 7 km from Chyhyryn, 21 km from Adamivka
river port, and 38 km from Fundukliivka railway station. A local
auto road 2414 runs through the village.
The village name, Subotiv, according to one legend, took its roots
from a live fire from oak firewood (known as "subotka") that was in
front of Perun. According to another legend, it came from the name of
the place where water from two tributaries combines (known as
Subotiv is the birthplace of the Ukrainian
Hetman Bohdan Khmelnytsky.
Based on archeological studies, the place was settled as early as
Bronze Age. At the place there are also traces of Early Slavic, and
Kiev Rus settlements. In the documents the first known reference to
the village is dated back to early 17th century.
Illinska Church, a church built by the order of
Bohdan Khmelnytsky in
1653. It is also the place where Khmelnytsky is buried. The church is
pictured on one of the paintings by
Taras Shevchenko in 1845. The
church is also pictured on 5 hryvnia banknote, which is currently in
circulation in Ukraine.
A church in
Subotiv near Chyhyryn, the birthplace of Ukrainian Hetman
Taras Shevchenko. Bohdan's church in Subotiv. 1845. Paper.
Subotiv church on 5 hryvnia banknote.
Administrative divisions of
Administrative center: Cherkasy
Coordinates: 49°05′46″N 32°33′20″E / 49.09611°N
32.55556°E / 49.09611; 32.55556
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