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Encyclopedia > Vasylkiv

Vasyl'kiv (Ukrainian: Василькiв), also called by its Old Slavic name Vasil'kov (Russian: Васильков) is a city at Stugna river in Ukraine's Kiev Oblast (province), a center of Vasylkiv Raion (district). A location with an over 1000 years history, it was incorporated as a city since 1796. Population 40,800 (census 1991). Old Slavic may refer to: Old Church Slavonic language Common Slavonic language This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Kiev Oblast (Київська область, Kyivs’ka oblast’ or Київщина, Kyivshchyna in Ukrainian) is an oblast (province) in northern Ukraine. ... An oblast (Slavonian verbalism or term, Czech: oblast, Slovak: oblasÅ¥, Russian, Ukrainian: о́бласть, Bulgarian: о́бласт) English equivalent area, province or zone. ... See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ... 1796 was a leap year starting on Friday. ...


History

The exact date of the settlement's foundation is unknown but, according to the Primary Chronicle the location named Vasilev, under pre-Christian name of knyaz (prince) Vladimir the Great of Kiev, was used to house his many wives. The Russian Primary Chronicle (Russian: Повесть временных лет, Povest vremennykh let, which is often translated in English as Tale of Bygone Years), is a history of the early East Slavic state, Kievan Rus, from around 850 to 1110. ... Kniaz’ or knyaz is a historic title of Slavic rulers. ... Detail of the Millenium of Russia monument in Novgorod (1862) representing St Vladimir and his family. ... A monument to St. ...


At later times, an obscure place, almost forgotten in spite of the glorious history and connection to many earlier historic events, it was put back on the map by and anecdotal story related to Catherine II of Russia. As per legend, while passing through it during the night, the carriage lost one wheel. Catherine II woke up from the sudden jerk, and asked the name of the town. When she fell asleep again, her servants repaired the wheel and the carriage moved again. She woke up again and upon learning that it is still Vasilkov, she remarked : "A large town, indeed". H.I.M. Yekaterina II Alexeyevna the Great, Empress and Autocrat of all the Russias Catherine II (Russian: , tr. ...


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