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Vyshhorod is a town in Kiev Oblast, Ukraine. It is located at around 50°34′60″N, 30°30′0″E. The Coat of Arms of the Kiev Oblast Kiev Oblast (also Kyiv Oblast) is an oblast (province) in central Ukraine. ...

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Vyshhorod at AllExperts (305 words)
The earliest historical mention of Vyshgorod, whose name literally translates as "the town upstream", dates as early as 946, when it was described as the favourite residence of Saint Olga.
Also mentioned in De Administrando Imperio, Vyshgorod had been the fortified castle and residence of the monarchs of Kievan Rus on the Dnieper from that time until 1240, when the Mongols sacked it.
Vyshgorod grew considerably following the construction of the hydroelectric Kiev power plant and was finally incorporated as a town in 1968.
Saint Luke Orthodox Church - Saints - Saints by Day - January - 1st (3847 words)
The symbol of their unity became the celebration of the Transfer of the Relics of Boris and Gleb, observed on 2 May. The history of the establishing of this feastday is bound up with the preceding events of Russian history.
The Vyshgorod sanctuaries were not the sole centre of Church liturgical veneration of the holy Passion-Bearers Boris and Gleb, it was spread throughout all the Russian land.
Oleg himself, in addition to the Vyshgorod church, erected in 1115 the Borisogleb cathedral in Old Ryazan (wherefore the diocese was later called Borisoglebsk).And his brother David built likewise at Chernigov (in 1120).
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