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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

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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

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