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Carpathian Ruthenia, also known as Transcarpathian Ruthenia, Subcarpathian Rus, or Subcarpathia (Rusyn and Ukrainian: Карпатська Русь, romanised: Karpats’ka Rus’) is a small region of Central Europe, now mostly in western Ukraine's Zakarpattia Oblast, easternmost Slovakia (largely in Prešov kraj and Košice kraj), Poland's Lemkovyna and Romanian Maramureş.

Carpathian Ruthenia rests on the southern slopes of the Eastern Carpathian Mountains, bordered to the east by the Tisza River, and to the west by the Hornád and Poprad Rivers, and makes up part of the Pannonian Plain.

It is inhabited mainly by Ruthenian-speakers (Carpatho-Rusyns, Lemkos, Boykos and Hutsuls), but there is also significant Hungarian, Romanian and, since 1946, Ukrainian and Russian minorities.

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Official coat of arms of Uzhhorod.

Uzhhorod is a city located in western Ukraine, at the border with Slovakia and near the border with Hungary. It is the administrative center of the Zakarpattia Oblast (province), as well as the administrative center of the surrounding Uzhhorodskyi Raion (district) within the oblast. The city itself is also designated as its own separate raion within the oblast.

The city gets its name from the Uzh River, which divides the city into two halves (the old and new sections). Uzh (Уж) means eel, and horod (город) is Ruthenian for city, coming from Old Slavonic[disambiguation needed] grad (градъ).

The city is spelled Ужгород in both Ukrainian and Russian, transliterated "Uzhhorod" from Ukrainian, "Uzhgorod" from Russian. Consequently, the city was widely known in English language contexts as Uzhgorod during the Soviet era.

Uzhhorod is located at 48°37′N 22°18′E / 48.617°N 22.300°E / 48.617; 22.300. Its population in 2004 was 111,300.

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Aleksander Dukhnovych

Aleksander Dukhnovych or Oleksandr Dukhnovych (April 24, 1803 — March 30, 1865) is the national poet and the main "awakener" of Carpatho-Rusyns.

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Petro Trochanowski (1947 – present) was born in Silesia in the southwestern part of Poland to Lemko parents from Binczarowa. He is the editor of Besida, published in Krynica since 1989. He is a spokesperson for the Lemko ethnic group in Poland and internationally. He is also published under the pseudonym Petro Murianka.

He was the first non-Pole to win the Petak Prize.

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