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Kurenivka or Kurenyovka (Ukrainian: Куренівка; Russian: Куренёвка, translit.: Kurenyovka) is a historical neighbourhood on the right bank of Kiev, the capital of Ukraine. It is located between the neighbourhoods of Podil, Obolon, Priorka, and Syrets.

Hrushevskyi College in Kurenivka

Kurenivka has been known since the 17th century as a suburb of the city of Kiev. Here were located several kurins of the Kiev Cossack Kosh. Some historians attribute the origin of the name with these Cossack camps, with kurin meaning Cossack caps.[1] Later the suburb became a cottage settlement. With Kiev's expansion through the centuries, Kurenivka was slowly populated. These inhabitants bought out land, and created their gardens. This had made the area more like a neighbourhood, serving Kiev with various grocery products.

In 1961, the mudslide from upper-located neighborhood hit Kurenivka, resulting in thousands of deaths.


  1. ^ Malikenaite, Ruta (2003). Touring Kyiv. Baltia Druk. ISBN 966-96041-3-3.

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