Pechersk, Kiev

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Pechersk
Печерськ
Neighborhood of Kiev
Plan of Pechersk creating by Ushakov in 1695
Plan of Pechersk creating by Ushakov in 1695
Country  Ukraine
Municipality  Kiev
Raion Печерський пр.gif Pechersk Raion
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Pechersk (Ukrainian: Печерськ) is a historical neighborhood in the city center of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It is a part of the administrative Pechersk Raion (district). Pechersk is located between the Lypky, Klov and Dnieper hills. One of its main streets are the Ivan Mazepa Street, Moscow Street, Lesya Ukrainka Boulevard.

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Its name comes from the caves of Kiev Pechersk Lavra (founded in 1051) existing since ancient times. The settlement began to emerge in the 12th century as the Pechersk Lavra settlement and check around on the former village Berestovo. In 16-17th century, Pechersk was a town.

After construction in the 1st half of 18th century Old Cave Castle - administrative center of Kiev. In connection with the construction of New Pechersk fortress in the 30 - 40th years, 19th century also included to the area of former settlement Vasylkivski Rogatky.

Pechersk gave the name to Raion, Square, Descent, Boulevard (now Lesya Ukrainka Boulevard), Street (no longer exists) and Novopecherska Street (no longer exists). Now Pechersk preserves monuments of architecture since times of the Kievan Rus and later centuries.

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