Tarashcha

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Tarascha
Тараща
Tarascha is located in Ukraine
Tarascha
Tarascha
Location of Tarascha
Tarascha is located in Kiev Oblast
Tarascha
Tarascha
Tarascha is located within Kiev Oblast of Ukraine.
Coordinates: 49°33′N 30°30′E / 49.550°N 30.500°E / 49.550; 30.500Coordinates: 49°33′N 30°30′E / 49.550°N 30.500°E / 49.550; 30.500
Country  Ukraine
Oblast Kiev Oblast
Raion Taraschanskyi Raion
Founded 1709
Area
 • Total 36.96 km2 (14.27 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 13,307
Postal code 09504
Area code(s) +380 4566

Tarascha or Tarashcha (Ukrainian: Тараща) is a city in the Kiev Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. It is the administrative center of the Taraschanskyi Raion (district).

History[edit]

Tarashcha is a historical Cossack town (in the 17th century through 17th century - rather a city).

Until mid-20th century, the town had a significant Jewish community, being a shtetl.

Modern developments[edit]

Recently, the town has become known as the place of the clandestine burial and later recovery of Georgiy Gongadze, a Ukrainian journalist kidnapped and murdered in 2000.

Also, the Tarashchansky Raion is closely associated with the prominent Ukrainian politician Oleksandr Moroz: he was born and started his career here, later became elected to the parliament from the local constituency. Moroz is the most notable and influential person in the neighborhood. There were even speculations between these two facts and Moroz's significant role in Gongadze case and Cassette Scandal.

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