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Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi

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History Museums
Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi is an ancient city in the Kiev Oblast of central Ukraine, located on the confluence of Alta and Trubizh rivers some 95km south of the nation's capital Kiev. Until 1943, the city was known as Pereyaslav. Population:.Serving as the administrative center of the Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi Raion, Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi itself is designated as a city of regional significance and does not belong to the raion. With its current estimated population around 30,000, and over 20 museums, Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi is often described as a "living museum" and granted status of a History and Ethnography Reserve .HistoryMedieval Kiev Rus cityPereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi played a significant role in the history of Ukraine. It was mentioned for the first time in the text of the Rus' treaty with the Byzantine Empire (911) as Pereyaslav-Ruskyi, to distinguish it from Pereyaslavets in Bulgaria. Vladimir I, Prince of Kiev built here in 992 the large fortress to protect the southern limits of Kievan Rus' from raids of nomads from steppes of currently Southern Ukraine. The city was the capital of the Principality of Pereiaslavl' from the middle of the 11th century until its demolition by Tatars in 1239, during the Mongol invasion of Kievan Rus'.
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