Priluki city, Ukraine (Pryluky)

The city of Chernigov oblast.

Priluki overview

Priluki (Pryluky) is a city located in Chernigov region of Ukraine standing on the Udai River, about 140 km from Kiev.

The population - 59,000 (2012).

Phone code - +380 4637; postal code - 17500.

Priluki city flag

Priluki city flag

Priluki city coat of arms

Priluki city coat of arms

Priluki city map location


Priluki features

The city is known for the largest airfield in Ukraine being main base of Soviet strategic bombers during the Cold War.

Tobacco factory of British American Tobacco company is situated here.

There are several cathedrals, churches and monuments in Priluki, It is one of the oldest cities of Ukraine registered as historical city of Ukraine.

Priluki history

The settlement was first time mentioned by Russian prince Vladimir Monomakh in 1085. The fortress provided the shelter to the prince during the Polovtsy horde raid.

Later, in 1092, the settlement was ravaged by Polovtsy. In 1239, it was again devastated by Mongols. In 1362, the settlement was captured by Lithuania.

In 1569, Priluki became the part of Polish state according to Lublin Union. A lot of local people ran away in the Dnieper steppes. It was the beginning of growing Cossack community.

The settlement became the military center of Priluki Regiment in 1648. Later, in the 18th century, the border of the Russian Empire moved to the south and the fortress lost its military importance.

The town territories received the status of uyezd of Malorossiya Guberniya in 1781. From 1802, Priluki became the part of Poltava Guberniya.

The city was joined to Chernigov region of Ukraine in 1932. It was heavily damaged during the World War II.

Today, the city is industrial, cultural and tourist center of the region.

Priluki attractions

Among the main places of interest are:

Churches

  • Sretensky church,
  • St.Panteleymon church,
  • Spaso-Transfiguration church,
  • St.Nickolas church,
  • St.Virgin church,
  • Church of the Three Saints in Kustovtsy,
  • John the Foreteller (Ivanovskaya) church.

Monuments

  • Monument to Vladimir Monomakh on the territory of ancient Rampart, created to the 900th anniversary of Priluki;
  • Monument to the citizens who died during the World War II;
  • Monument to Taras Shevchenko reflecting Shevchenko when he was 33 and lived in the city.

Priluki city, Ukraine photos

Priluki views

Children and youth creativity center

Children and youth creativity center

Author: O.Sakovsky

St Trinity nunnery view

St Trinity nunnery view

Author: S. Komarovsky

St Trinity nunnery

St Trinity nunnery

Author: S. Komarovsky


Priluki church

Priluki church

Priluki church

Author: O.Sakovsky


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