Tarashcha

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Tarashcha
Тараща
Tarashcha is located in Ukraine
Tarashcha
Tarashcha
Location of Tarashcha
Tarashcha is located in Kiev Oblast
Tarashcha
Tarashcha
Tarashcha 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 Tarascha Raion
Founded 1709
Area
 • Total 36.96 km2 (14.27 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 13,307
Postal code 09504
Area code(s) +380 4566

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

History[edit]

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

Until the 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 Tarashcha 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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