Lukyanivka (neighborhood)

Lukyanivka (Ukrainian: Лук'янівка) is a historical neighborhood in the northwestern part of the city of Kyiv, the capital of Ukraine. It is situated on the right bank of Dnieper, at a short distance from Babi Yar (part of Kurenivka).

Central Customs Service office (former barracks) in Lukyanivka

The metro station located in the neighborhood is Lukianivska.

The area is also known for the Lukyanivska Prison.

The neighborhood was named after a Podil guildmaster and "began to grow after the great flood of 1845 forced many inhabitants to higher ground"; its population in 1874 was 9,806.[1] In the spring of 1911, the body of Andrei Yushchinsky was found in a cave in Lukyanivka, leading to the Mendel Beilis case.[2]

Historical overviewEdit

  • 1820 — first mention of Lukyanivka settlement;
  • 1824 — a mention of Kyiv goldsmith S. Strelbytsky in the outskirts of Lukyanivka;
  • 1913 — first all-Russian olympiad in sports is held at the Sports Ground.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Michael F. Hamm, Kiev: A Portrait, 1800-1917 (Princeton University Press, 1995; ISBN 0691025851), pp. 26-27.
  2. ^ Charles King, "Kiev, 1913," Times Literary Supplement, 17 September 2014.

Coordinates: 50°27′51.55″N 30°28′44.84″E / 50.4643194°N 30.4791222°E / 50.4643194; 30.4791222