Ostrogozhsk (Russian: Острого́жск) is a town and the administrative center of Ostrogozhsky District in Voronezh Oblast, Russia, located on the Tikhaya Sosna River (a tributary of the Don), 142 kilometers (88 mi) south of Voronezh, the administrative center of the oblast. As of the 2021 Census, its population was 32,520.[7]

Zybcev village in the town of Ostrogozhsk
Zybcev village in the town of Ostrogozhsk
Flag of Ostrogozhsk
Coat of arms of Ostrogozhsk
Location of Ostrogozhsk
Ostrogozhsk is located in Russia
Location of Ostrogozhsk
Ostrogozhsk is located in Voronezh Oblast
Ostrogozhsk (Voronezh Oblast)
Coordinates: 50°52′N 39°04′E / 50.867°N 39.067°E / 50.867; 39.067Coordinates: 50°52′N 39°04′E / 50.867°N 39.067°E / 50.867; 39.067
Federal subjectVoronezh Oblast[1]
Administrative districtOstrogozhsky District[1]
Urban settlementOstrogozhsk[1]
Town status since1765
110 m (360 ft)
 • Total33,842
 • Estimate 
32,601 (−3.7%)
 • Capital ofOstrogozhsky District[1], Ostrogozhsk Urban Settlement[1]
 • Municipal districtOstrogozhsky Municipal District[4]
 • Urban settlementOstrogozhsk Urban Settlement[4]
 • Capital ofOstrogozhsky Municipal District[4], Ostrogozhsk Urban Settlement[4]
Time zoneUTC+3 (MSK Edit this on Wikidata[5])
Postal code(s)[6]
397850, 397852–397855
Dialing code(s)+7 47375
OKTMO ID20631101001
Ostrogozhsk population
2021 Census32,520[7]
2010 Census33,842[2]
2002 Census34,585[8]
1989 Census34,492[9]
1979 Census34,044[10]


Ostogozhsk is a historical center of Eastern Sloboda Ukraine. It was established in 1652 by Belgorod Voivode Fedor Arsenyev and Cossack Ivan Zevkovsky (or Dzenkovsky) as Ostogozhsk (little fortress) bringing along some 2,000 resettlers from Chernigov and Nezhin Regiments around an ostrog (fortress) of the Belgorod Defensive Line of Russia.[11][12][13]

During the time of Stepan Razin's revolt against Aleksey Mikhailovich of Russia the city was under control of rebellious Cossacks.[14]

In 1696 Peter the Great stopped at Ostrogozhsk to meet with the Hetman of Zaporizhian Host Ivan Mazepa and Cossacks of Ostrogozhsk regiment.[15] At the Ostrogozhsk city square is located a memorial commemorating the event.[11][16]

In 1708 Ostogozhsk was incorporated into the Azov Governorate.

In 1724 the Russians that were living in Ostrogozhsk, who were referred to as "people of posad" by the local inhabitants moved to Korotoyak and the Ukrainian Cossacks that lived in Korotoyak moved to Ostrogozhsk.[17]

The town served as the headquarters of a Sloboda Ukrainian Cossack territorial and military regiment until the 1760s when it was abolished by Catherine II.[18] In 1765 the city Ostrogozhsk was incorporated into newly established the Sloboda Ukraine Governorate.[12] In 1802 the city of Ostrogozhsk ended up in the new Voronezh Governorate[12] and same year it was granted the town rights. Since then the city became a center of the split East Sloboda Ukraine.

According to the 1897 Russian census there were 51,4 % of Little Russians (Ukrainians) in the town of Ostogozhsk and 46,8 % of Great Russians (Russians).[19] The inhabitants of the town continued to preserve their Ukrainian customs and Cossack traditions well into the twentieth century and their remains a district of the town named 'majdan'.[20]

In 1918 the town was controlled by Ukrainian People's Republic and the Ukrainian Hetmanate.[11] From 1919 the town was controlled by Anton Denikin's White Armee of South Russia. In 1920, Ostrogozhsk became a part of Soviet Russia, while borders between the Soviet Russia and the Soviet Ukraine were not finalized until 1925.[11] According to the census of 1926, ethnic Ukrainians accounted for 74.1 percent of the town's and 69.6 percent of the county's inhabitants.[21] In 1928 Ostrogozhsk became a district's administrative center within what now is Voronezh Oblast. The town was occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II from July 5, 1942 (during the Battle of Voronezh) to January 20, 1943, when it was liberated in the course of the Ostrogozhsk–Rossosh Offensive.

Administrative and municipal statusEdit

Within the framework of administrative divisions, Ostrogozhsk serves as the administrative center of Ostrogozhsky District.[1] As an administrative division, it is, together with six rural localities in Ostrogozhsky District, incorporated within Ostrogozhsky District as Ostrogozhsk Urban Settlement.[1] As a municipal division, this administrative unit also has urban settlement status and is a part of Ostrogozhsky Municipal District.[4]

Notable peopleEdit



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  • Воронежская областная Дума. Закон №87-ОЗ от 27 октября 2006 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Воронежской области и порядке его изменения», в ред. Закона №41-ОЗ от 13 апреля 2015 г. «О внесении изменений в Закон Воронежской области "Об административно-территориальном устройстве Воронежской области и порядке его изменения"». Вступил в силу по истечении 10 дней со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Молодой коммунар", №123, 3 ноября 2006 г. (Voronezh Oblast Duma. Law #87-OZ of October 27, 2006 On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Voronezh Oblast and on the Procedures of Changing It, as amended by the Law #41-OZ of April 13, 2015 On Amending the Law of Voronezh Oblast "On the Administrative-Territorial Structure of Voronezh Oblast and on the Procedures of Changing It". Effective as of after 10 days from the day of the official publication.).
  • Воронежская областная Дума. Закон №88-ОЗ от 2 декабря 2004 г. «Об установлении границ, наделении соответствующим статусом, определении административных центров муниципальных образований Грибановского, Каширского, Острогожского, Семилукского, Таловского, Хохольского районов и города Нововоронеж», в ред. Закона №77-ОЗ от 4 июня 2015 г. «О внесении изменений в отдельные законодательные акты Воронежской области в связи с изменением границ некоторых муниципальных образований Воронежской области». Вступил в силу со дня официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Коммуна", №189, 4 декабря 2004 г. (Voronezh Oblast Duma. Law #88-OZ of December 2, 2004 On Establishing the Borders, Granting Appropriate Status, Establishing the Administrative Centers of the Municipal Formations of Gribanovsky, Kashirsky, Ostrogozhsky, Semiluksky, Talovsky, Khokholsky Districts and the Town of Novovoronezh, as amended by the Law #77-OZ of June 4, 2015 On Amending Various Legislative Acts of Voronezh Oblast Due to Changing the Borders of Several Municipal Formations in Voronezh Oblast. Effective as of the official publication date.).

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