Ustylúh (Ukrainian: Устилу́г, Polish: Uściług, Yiddish: אוסטילע Ustile) is a town in Volodymyr Raion, Volyn Oblast, Ukraine. It is situated on the east side of the Ukrainian-Polish border, and 8 miles (13 km) west of Volodymyr. Population: 2,060 (2022 est.)[1]

Uściług (in Polish)
Igor Stravinsky house in Ustyluh
Igor Stravinsky house in Ustyluh
Official seal of Ustyluh
Ustyluh is located in Volyn Oblast
Ustyluh is located in Ukraine
Coordinates: 50°51′36″N 24°09′25″E / 50.86000°N 24.15694°E / 50.86000; 24.15694Coordinates: 50°51′36″N 24°09′25″E / 50.86000°N 24.15694°E / 50.86000; 24.15694
Country Ukraine
Oblast Volyn Oblast
RaionVolodymyr Raion
 • MayorViktor Rostyslavovych Polishchuk
188 m (617 ft)
 • Total2,060

Igor Stravinsky had an estate in Ustyluh and visited it frequently between 1890 and 1914. His mansion is now a museum.


Until the Russian Revolution of 1917, it was a settlement in Vladimir-Volynsky Uyezd of Volhynian Governorate of the Russian Empire; from 1921 to 1939 it was part of Wołyń Voivodeship of Poland.

Town since 1940[2][3]

Prior to World War II it had a population of at least 3,200 Jews. The Germans bombarded Ustyluh heavily on the morning of 22 June 1941, the day of the outbreak of war between the Soviet Union and Germany. The German Army conquered the town toward evening. The Germans established a Jewish ghetto, a Judenrat, and a ghetto police force, and used the town′s Jews for slave labor. From time to time the Germans took groups of Jewish youth to a valley next to the Jewish cemetery and shot them. In October 1941 alone, the Germans killed 900 Jews from the town intelligentsia. The Germans transferred the remaining Jews of Ustyluh to the Volodymyr ghetto between September 1 and 15, 1942, and murdered them there along with the local Jews in pits prepared for the killings in the village of Piatydnie.[4]

In January 1989 the population was 2404 people.[5][3]


  1. ^ Чисельність наявного населення України на 1 січня 2022 [Number of Present Population of Ukraine, as of January 1, 2022] (PDF) (in Ukrainian and English). Kyiv: State Statistics Service of Ukraine.
  2. ^ Устилуг // Советский энциклопедический словарь. редколл., гл. ред. А. М. Прохоров. 4-е изд. М., «Советская энциклопедия», 1986. стр.1394
  3. ^ a b Устилуг // Большой энциклопедический словарь (в 2-х тт.). / редколл., гл. ред. А. М. Прохоров. том 2. М., "Советская энциклопедия", 1991. стр.533
  4. ^ "Remember Jewish Austila". 2018-07-21.
  5. ^ Всесоюзная перепись населения 1989 г. Численность городского населения союзных республик, их территориальных единиц, городских поселений и городских районов по полу