Pereyaslavska (Переяславська, O.Josif, Steingasse)

The photo is by Lina Shishkina, taken in 2008.

Pereyaslavska street door
Pereyaslavska street door


As far as I can tell, Pereyaslavska is named after the Pereyaslav Council which, according to Wikipedia was:

“an official meeting that convened for (a) ceremonial pledge of allegiance by Cossacks to the Tsar of Muscovy in the town of Pereyaslav (now Pereiaslav-Khmelnytskyi in central Ukraine) in January 1654.”

My knowledge of medieval east European history is a little foggy but the above doesn’t sound particularly good for Ukrainian national aspirations, so why the street name?

Here’s the above doorway in 2015 (via Google Maps)


More recently (2018) the street was in the news for road works that have (quite understandably) upset the residents. “It is impossible to go outside” complained one local.

Pereyaslavska street rubble
Pereyaslavska street rubble


The street’s older name hides a darker history as it marks one of the boundaries of the ghetto that 50,000 Jews were forced to move to in October 1941.

Street on map

Streets so far

This is one of a series of posts on Chernivtsi street names

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