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Category Archives: Ukraine
CHERNIGOV CHERNIHIV (Ukr); Czernihòw (Pol). A medieval Russian Principality; A Russian province; A Soviet and now Ukrainian oblast (region). Named after the city of Chernigov (now Chernihiv), which is northeast of Kiev and stands on the River Desna, a tributary … Continue reading
CHEŁM Kholm (Rus). Voivodship (Województwo chełmskie), 1975-99, in eastern Poland, lying on the border with Ukraine and, for a short distance, Belorussia, across the River Bug. It was named after its capital, which is east of Lublin and south of … Continue reading
CETATEA ALBĂ The easternmost judeţ (county) in inter-war Romania, bounded by the Dniester to the north and the Black Sea to the east. It had earlier belonged to the Ottoman district of Bujak and the Russian province of Bessarabia, and … Continue reading
CERNĂUȚI Northernmost județ (county) in inter-war Romania. named after the city – Chernivtsi (Ukr); Chernovtsy (Rus); Czernowitz (Ger). Was the capital of Bukovina in the Austrian Empire until 1918 and is now the capital of the region of Chernivtsi in … Continue reading
CENTRAL LITHUANIA Middle Lithuania. Region around Vilnius, the medieval and present capital of Lithuania. Vilnius is now in the east of Lithuania, but the region was “central” in respect of the Great Principality of Lithuania of the later middle ages, … Continue reading
BYELOGOROD Alternative spelling of BELGOROD.
BUKOVINA BUKOVYNA (Ukr); BUCOVINA (Rom); Buchenland (Ger). Region now mostly in the southern part of the western Ukraine but partly in northeastern Romania. It lies between the Carpathians and the River Dniester, contains the upper waters of the River Siret … Continue reading
BRATSLAV BRACŁAW (Pol). Palatinate in the Polish Kingdom, on both banks of the River Southern Bug or Boh, named after its capital, which is on the Bug, southeast of Vinnytsia. The lands of the Palatinate of Bratslav formed the east … Continue reading
BEREG Former county in the north of the Kingdom of Hungary, lying north of the River Tisza. It lay in Royal Hungary, the Habsburg-ruled part, from 1526, but was one of the counties temporarily detached to Transylvania in the … Continue reading
BEŁZ Belzas (Lith); BELZ (Ukr). A Palatinate in the Kingdom of Poland before the partitions in the 18th century, named from its capital, which is now in western Ukraine, southeast of Lublin and west of the River Bug. Bełz belonged … Continue reading
BELGOROD Byelogorod (older spelling). Oblast (administrative region) in southwestern Russia, bordering on the Ukraine, and named after its capital, which is NNE of Kharkov and SSE of Kursk. It lies in the region of the upper Donets, which came under … Continue reading
BASARABIA Romanian form of BESSARABIA.