Where is Chernihiv Located?
What Country is Chernihiv in?
The city on the Desna was for centuries acted as the center of the Orthodox Religion. After the establishment of Chernigov, it quickly became a competitor of Kiev in the battle for the role of capital of Rus.
The first archaeological finds from this Region indicate a first settlement around 6000 BC. Towards the middle of the 7th century n. C. to grow the loose, by the descendants of the Vikings founded the Slavic settlements to a contiguous settlement area, which bears the name of Chernigov. The city was first mentioned in 860 CE in a list of the cities of Rus, which are tributaries to Byzantium – Chernigov is already in second place behind Kiev.