Sviatoslav II of Kiev
Sviatoslav II Iaroslavich or Sviatoslav II Yaroslavich was Grand Prince of Kiev between 1073 and 1077. He was born as a younger son of Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise, his baptismal name was Nicholas. He ruled the Principality of Vladimir in Volhynia in his father's lifetime. Yaroslav the Wise, who divided the Kievan Rus' between his five sons in his testament, willed the Principality of Chernigov to Sviatoslav. Sviatoslav joined his brothers, Iziaslav of Kiev and Vsevolod of Pereyaslav, in forming a princely "triumvirate" that oversaw the affairs of Kievan Rus' until 1072; the three brothers together fought against their enemies, including the nomadic Oghuz Turks, their distant relative, Prince Vseslav of Polotsk. The Cumans defeated their united force in the autumn of 1068, but Sviatoslav routed a Cuman band plundering his principality; the "triumvirate" broke up, when Sviatoslav, supported by his younger brother Vsevolod and replaced their older brother Iziaslav in 1073. He commissioned the compilation of at least two miscellanies of theological works.
Otherwise, his short reign was uneventful. Sviatoslav was the fourth son of Yaroslav the Wise, Grand Prince of Kiev, his wife, Ingegerd of Sweden, he was born in 1027. The Lyubetskiy sinodik—a list of the princes of Chernigov, completed in the Monastery of Saint Anthony in Lyubech—writes that his baptismal name was Nicholas; the Russian Primary Chronicle writes that Sviatoslav was staying "at Vladimir" in Volhynia around the time his father fell ill before his death. According to the historian Martin Dimnik, the chronicle's report shows that Yaroslav the Wise had, most in about 1040, appointed Sviatoslav to rule this important town of the Kievan Rus'. On his deathbed, Yaroslav the Wise divided the most important towns of his realm among his five sons—Iziaslav, Vsevolod and Vyacheslav—who survived him. To Sviatoslav, he bequeathed Chernigov; the dying grand prince ordered that his four younger sons should "heed" their eldest brother, Iziaslav who received Kiev. Yaroslav the Wise died on 20 February 1054.
His three elder sons—Iziaslav of Kiev, Sviatoslav of Chernigov, Vsevolod of Pereyaslav—decided to jointly govern the Kievan Rus'. Historian Martin Dimnik writes that taking into account Sviatoslav's political and military skills it "is reasonable to assume that he was one of the main motivating forces, if not the actual architect, of many of the policies adopted" by the three brothers; the "triumviri" cooperated in the following years. In 1059 they liberated their uncle, Sudislav whom their father had sent to prison around 1035, they made a joint expedition "by horse and ship against the Torks" or Oghuz Turks, according to the Russian Primary Chronicle, in 1060. On hearing of the arrival of the Rus' forces, the Torks fled from their lands without resistance. In 1065, Sviatoslav led his troops against his nephew, Rostislav Vladimirovich, who had in the previous year expelled by force Sviatoslav's son, Gleb from Tmutorakan. Upon Sviatoslav's arrival, Rostislav withdrew from this important center of his uncle's domains, but he reoccupied it after Sviatoslav had returned to Chernigov.
A distant cousin of the "triumviri", Vseslav Briacheslavich, attacked Pskov in 1065, according to The Chronicle of Pskov. Vseslav Briacheslavich could not take this town, but he seized and plundered Novgorod—which had been ruled by Iziaslav of Kiev's son, Mstislav—in the next winter. Izyaslav and Vsevolod soon united their forces and set forth against Vseslav, "though it was the dead of winter", according to the Russian Primary Chronicle, they routed Vseslav's army by the Nemiga River on 3 March 1066. Vseslav, who fled from the battlefield, agreed to enter into negotiations with the "triumviri", but they treacherously captured him at a meeting at Orsha in early June; the Cumans, who had emerged as the dominant power of the Pontic steppes in the early 1060s, invaded the southern regions of Kievan Rus' in 1068. The three brothers together marched against the invaders, but the Cumans routed them on the Alta River. From the battlefield, Sviatoslav regrouped his troops, he returned to defeat the Cumans with a smaller force at the town of Snovsk on 1 November, thus enhancing his prestige among the populace.
In the meantime, the townspeople of Kiev had expelled Sviatoslav's brother, Iziaslav. Taking advantage of Iziaslav's absence, Sviatopluk sent his own son, Gleb to Novgorod to rule the town. Iziaslav returned at the head of Polish reinforcements; the townspeople of Kiev sent messages to Sviatoslav and Vsevolod, imploring them to come to their "father's city" and defend it, according to the Russian Primary Chronicle. Sviatoslav and Vsevolod requested Iziaslav "not to lead the Poles in attack upon Kiev", stating that "if he intended to nurse his wrath and destroy the city, they would be properly concerned for the ancestral capital". Iziaslav acquiesced: he did not let his Polish allies enter the town, but his retinue slaughtered or mutilated many of his opponents in Kiev, he attempted to punish Anthony—the founder of the Monastery of the Caves in Kiev—who had supported his enemies, but Sviatoslav gave shelter to the saintly monk in Chernigov. With Iziaslav's return to Kiev, the "triumvirate" was restored.
The three brothers together visited Vyshhorod in order to participate in the translation of the relics of their saintly uncles and Gleb on 3 May 1072. According to The Narrative and Encomium of Boris and Gleb, Sviatoslav took Saint Gleb's hand and "pressed it to his injury, for he had pain in his neck, to his eyes, to his forehead" before placing it back int
Karachev is an ancient town and the administrative center of Karachevsky District in Bryansk Oblast, Russia. Population: 19,715 . First chronicled in 1146, it was the capital of one of the Upper Oka Principalities in the Middle Ages, until its rulers moved their seat to Peremyshl. Karachev was part of Oryol Governorate from 1796 to 1920, its old architecture was damaged during World War II. Karachev was occupied by the German Army from 6 October 1941 to 15 August 1943. Within the framework of administrative divisions, Karachev serves as the administrative center of Karachevsky District; as an administrative division, it is, together with thirty-one rural localities, incorporated within Karachevsky District as Karachevsky Urban Administrative Okrug. As a municipal division, Karachevsky Urban Administrative Okrug is incorporated within Karachevsky Municipal District as Karachevskoye Urban Settlement. Near Karachev, there is a 300-meter tall radio mast used for CHAYKA radio navigation system. Брянская областная Дума.
Закон №13-З от 5 июня 1997 г. «Об административно-территориальном устройстве Брянской области», в ред. Закона №4-З от 5 февраля 2014 г. «О внесении изменений в отдельные законодательные акты Брянской области». Опубликован: "Брянский рабочий", №119, 24 июня 1997 г.. Брянская областная Дума. Закон №69-З от 2 ноября 2012 г. «Об образовании городских административных округов, поселковых административных округов, сельских административных округов, установлении границ, наименований и административных центров административных округов в Брянской области». Вступил в силу 1 января 2013 г. Опубликован: Информационный бюллетень "Официальная Брянщина", №16, 6 ноября 2012 г... Брянская областная Дума. Закон №3-З от 9 марта 2005 г. «О наделении муниципальных образований статусом статусом городского округа, муниципального района, городского поселения, сельского поселения и установлении границ муниципальных образований в Брянской области», в ред. Закона №75-З от 28 сентября 2015 г. «Об изменении статуса населённого пункта посёлок Красный Ятвиж Клетнянского района Брянской области».
Вступил в силу через 10 дней после официального опубликования. Опубликован: "Брянская неделя", №13, 8 апреля 2005 г.. Coat of arms of Karachev Pictures of Karachev
Hlukhiv or Glukhov is a small historic town on the Esman River. It is a city of regional significance in the Sumy region of Ukraine, just south of the Russian border. Hlukhiv is administratively incorporated as a city of oblast significance. Hlukhiv Municipality includes the village of Sliporod. Hlukhiv serves as administrative center of Hlukhiv Raion but does not belong to the raion. Population: 33,794 It is known for being a capital of the Cossack Hetmanate after deposition of Ivan Mazepa in 1708-1764; the former Soviet Chervone Pustohorod air base is located near Hlukhiv. First noticed by chroniclers as a Severian town in 1152. Sometime in 1247 Hlukhiv became the seat of a branch of the princely house of Chernigov following the Mongol invasion of Rus. Between 1320 and 1503 it was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania before being conquered by the Grand Duchy of Moscow. In 1618 it became part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and was granted Magdeburg Rights in 1644 by Władysław IV Vasa. In 1648-1764 it was part of the Cossack Hetmanate within the Nizhyn Regiment.
In 1654 the Cossack Hetmanate came under military protectorate of the Tsardom of Muscovy in accordance with the Treaty of Pereyaslav and in 1664, during the siege of Hlukhiv, the Russo-Cossack garrison of the town defended against a superiour Polish army which suffered great losses during the following retreat. According to the Truce of Andrusovo along with the rest Left-bank Ukraine it was ceded to the Tsardom of Muscovy in 1667. In 1708 after realizing that Ivan Mazepa sided with Carl XII, Peter the Great order to destroy Baturyn and transfer capital to Hlukhiv. Here in November 1708 was elected a new Hetman of Zaporizhian Host Ivan Skoropadsky, while the Metropolitan of Kiev and all Little Russia Ioasaf was forced to proclaim anathema onto Mazepa in the St. Trinity Cathedral. Hlukhiv served as the capital of the Cossack Hetmanate in 1708-64 and until 1773 the administrative center of the Little Russia Governorate. Under the last hetmans of Ukraine, the town was remodeled in the Baroque style.
Subsequently, it declined in consequence of frequent fires, so that few of its architectural gems survived. Since the first school of singing in the Russian Empire was established there in 1738, the town has a rich musical heritage. Composers Dmytro Bortniansky and Maksym Berezovsky, whose statues grace the Bortniansky Square of Hlukhiv, are believed to have studied there. In 1874 in Hlukhiv was established a college. In 1879 Russian millionaires of Ukrainian descent Tereshchenko brothers established a free hospital of St. Euphrosyne and supported it financially. In 1899 on the funds of Tereshchenko family in Hlukhiv was established another college. In 1918 the city became part of Ukraine, however in January 1918 it was occupied by the Soviet troops for several months; the Soviet regime returned again to the city a year in 1919. During World War II, Hlukhiv was occupied by the German Army from 9 September 1941 to 30 August 1943. In 1994 in the city was established the State Historical and Cultural Heritage Park.
In October 2015 at the local election, the mayor of the city became Michel Tereshchenko, a naturalized Ukrainian from France and great grandson of Mikhail Tereshchenko. Tereshchenko stepped down as mayor in October 2018 with the intention to become a candidate in the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election. Yet, during the November-December 30 days martial law in Ukraine he resumed his position as mayor and on 3 January 2019 he declared his support for presidential candidate Andriy Sadovyi during a congress of Sadovyi's party Self Reliance; the oldest building in the town is the church of St. Nicholas, modeled after traditional wooden churches and executed in the Ukrainian Baroque style; the church and renovated in 1871, has three pear-shaped domes and a two-storey bell tower. The church of the Savior's Transfiguration straddles the line between Baroque and Neoclassicism, while the massive Neo-Byzantine cathedral resembles St Volodymyr's Cathedral in Kiev; the best known landmark of modern Hlukhiv is the conspicuous water tower, though more historical interest attaches to the triumphal arch, dated either to 1744 or 1766.
It has been suggested. The arch, the oldest in Ukraine, was subsequently restored. Most dominant religious presentation in the city has the Russian Orthodox Church through the Ukrainian Orthodox Church. Near Hlukhiv in the village of Sosnivka is located a small monastery Glinsk Hermitage. Due to the traditional cultivation of industrial hemp in the area, Hlukhiv has become home to the Institute of Bast Crops of the Ukrainian Academy of Agrarian Sciences, working on breeding improved hemp and flax cultivars. In the 1970s, the institute developed low-THC hemp varieties for industrial cultivation. Tereshchenko family Tereshchenko churches Encyclopedia of Ukraine: Hlukhiv "Glukhivtower" - About Glukhiv businesses and community. Unofficial information site about Hlukhiv
Gomel is the administrative centre of Gomel Region and with 526,872 inhabitants the second-most populous city of Belarus. There are at least six narratives of the origin of the city’s Belarusian name. One of the more plausible is that the name is derived from the name of the stream Homeyuk, which flowed into the river Sozh near the foot of the hill where the first settlement was founded. Names of other Belarusian cities are formed along these lines: for example, the name Minsk is derived from the river Menka, Polatsk from the river Palata, Vitsebsk from the river Vitsba. In historical sources from 1142 to the 16th century, the city is mentioned as Hom', Homiy, Homey, or Homyi; these forms are tentatively explained as derivatives of an unattested *gomŭ of uncertain meaning. The modern name for the city has been in use only since the 16th–17th centuries. During the Soviet period, another story about the city's name was popular: raftsmen on the river Sozh warned each other about the danger of running into sandy shallows by shouting «Ho!
Ho! Mel!». A more recent narrative, propagated by some modern researchers, is that the name is derived from an ancient Belarusian greeting: «Dats u homel», which means «to pat on the shoulder». Gomel was founded at the end of the 1st millennium AD on the lands of the Eastern Slavic tribal union of Radimichs, it lays on the banks of the Homeyuk stream. Sozh's high right bank, cut through by canyons, provided a natural fortification. For some time, Gomel was the capital of the Gomel Principality, before it became part of the Principality of Chernigov. Gomel is first mentioned in the Hypatian Codex under the year of 1142 as being territory of the princes of Chernigov. For some time, Gomel was ruled by the prince of Smolensk Rostislav Mstislavich before it was re-captured by Iziaslav III Davidovich, after whose death it belonged to Sviatoslav Olgovich and to Sviatoslav's son Oleg. Under Oleg, Gomel went to the Principality of Novhorod-Siverskyi; the next ruler was Igor Svyatoslavich – the hero of "The Tale of Igor's Campaign".
During this period, the town was the centre of a volost. In the 12th–13th centuries the city's area was not less than 40 ha, it had developed various crafts and was connected by trading routes with the cities of Northern and Southern Rus'. Archeological data have shown that the city was badly damaged during the Mongol-Tatar assault in the first half of the 13th century. In 1335, the Gomel region was joined to the Great Duchy of Lithuania by Algirdas. From 1335 to 1406 it was under the ownership of prince Patricia Narymuntovich and his sons, from 1406 to 1419 the city was ruled by the Great Duke's deputies, from 1419 to 1435 it belonged to prince Svitrigaila, from 1446 to 1452 to prince Vasiliy Yaroslavich, from 1452 to 1483 to Mozhaysk prince Ivan Andreyevich, from 1483 to 1505 to his son Semyon, who transferred it to the Grand Duchy of Moscow. During the Second Muscovite-Lithuanian War of 1500–1503 Lithuania tried to regain Gomel and other lands transferred to Moscow, but suffered defeat and lost one-third of its territory.
In 1535, Lithuanian and Polish forces under Jerzy Radziwiłł, Jan Tarnowski and Andrzej Niemirowicz re-captured the city after the surrender of Moscow's deputy, D. Shchepin-Obolensky. In the same year, the Great Duke of Lithuania Sigismund Kęstutaitis founded the Gomel Starostwo. According to the peace agreement of 1537, Gomel together with its volost remained a Lithuanian possession. In 1535–1565 Gomel is the centre of starostwo, from 1565 onwards Gomel is in the Rechytsa Powiat of the Minsk Voivodeship. In 1560, the city's first coat of arms was introduced. In 1569, Gomel became part of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. From this moment on, the city became the arena of numerous attacks and battles between Cossaks and the Polish-Lithuania Commonwealth. In 1572, Gomel Starostwo was given to B. Sapega. At the beginning of the 1570s, Gomel was captured by the forces of Ivan the Terrible, but in 1576 it was re-captured by J. Radziwiłł. In 1581, Gomel was again attacked by Russian troops, in 1595–1596 it was in the hands of Severyn Nalyvaiko's Cossaks.
After the beginning of the struggle against Orthodox Christianity in Lithuania, Orthodox Nikolayevskiy Cathedral was closed on the order of Greek Catholic Eparch Josaphat Kuntsevych in 1621. In 1633 the city was besieged by the Cossaks of Bulgakov and Yermolin, in 1648 captured by the Golovatskiy's Cossack detachment, in 1649 by Martyn Nebaba's detachment. After that, Gomel got through several sieges in 1651 but in 1654 was captured by Ivan Zolotarenko's detachment, he and his sons held the city until 1667 and began to serve under Alexis of Russia, after the Truce of Andrusovo Gomel at last returned to the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, where it first belonged to M. K. Radziwiłł and – till the annexation by the Russian Empire – to the Czartoryski family. During the Great Northern War Russian forces under Aleksandr Danilovich Menshikov stood in Gomel. In 1670, Gomel got the Magdeburg rights. Towards the middle of the 17th century, the city fell into crisis due to the struggles mentioned above.
It suffered significant damage, the population decreased and many crafts disappeared. The period when Gomel was part of the Russian Empire was marked by rapid growth of the population, urban infrastructure, industrial capacity. Gomel became part of the Russian Empire after the first partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in 1772 and was confiscated by the imperial treasury. In 1775, Empress Catherine II gave Gomel and Gomel eldership in the eternal hereditary poss
Grivna was a currency as well as a measure of weight used in Kievan Rus' and other East Slavic countries since the 11th century. The word grivna is derived from Proto-Slavic *grivĭna'necklace' from Proto-Slavic *griva'neck, mane'. In Old East Slavic it had the form гривьна grivĭna. In modern East Slavic languages it has such forms: Russian: гри́вна grivna, Ukrainian: гри́вня hryvnia, Belarusian: гры́ўня hryŭnia; the name of the contemporary currency of Ukraine, hryvnia, is derived from the ancient grivna. As its etymology implies the word meant a necklace or a torque, however the reason why it has taken the meaning of a unit of weight is unclear; the grivnas that have been found at various archaeological sites are not necklaces but bullions of precious metals silver. The weight and the shape of grivnas were not varied by region; the grivnas of Novgorod and Pskov were thin long round-edged or three-edged ingots, while Kievan grivnas has rather the shape of a prolonged rhombus. The material was either gold or silver.
The weight of a grivna was close to the Roman or Byzantine pound. The weight of the Kievan grivna was around 140–165 g; the Novgorod grivna had the weight 204 grams and became the basis for monetary systems of North-Eastern Russian principalities and the emerging Russian state. Along the "grivna of silver" there were the account "grivna of kuna"; the latter signified a certain amount of marten furs. Since the 12th century the "grivna of kuna" became another unit of weight, but smaller, signified as well a certain amount of silver coins: 2.5-gram nogata and rezan. 1 grivna of silver = 4 grivnas of kuna = 80 nogata coins = 100 kunas = 200 rezans = 400–600 vekshas Since the 14th century, when coins started to be minted in North-Eastern Rus, the currency system of silver bullions and furs was becoming obsolete. The grivna became to mean not a weight but rather a partucular number of silver coins called denga. At the same time as early as the 13th century the word ruble started to be used alongside the word grivna to mean a certain amount of either silver or silver coins.
Thus one account ruble was equal to 216 denga coins. The grivna of kuna became grivna and was equal to 14 dengas, thus one ruble was equal to 6 denga coins. The weight of a denga coin in Moscow and Novgorod was different. In the 15th century the Moscow denga fell as low as 0.4 gram, while the Novgorod denga remained the same. When in Moscow one ruble had been revalued to 200 denga coins, the exchange rate between Moscow and Novgorod denga coins was set to 2 to 1, thus since the 15th – the early 16th centuries one account ruble was equal to 100 Novgorod dengas or to 200 Moscow dengas. In this system one grivna was equal to 20 dengas; this last meaning survived into the 18th–20th centuries when one grivennik or grivenka meant a 10-kopek coin. The grivna as a silver bullion currency did not survive, but its meaning as a unit of weight became predominant. In 15th–17th centuries there were two weight grivnas: the "lesser grivna" of 204.756 g and the "greater grivna" of 409.512 g. Since the middle of the 17th century the latter became known as the Russian pound.
40 Russian pounds or 80 lesser grivnas are equal to one pood. Obsolete Russian units of measurement Manilla Spassky, Ivan; the Russian Monetary System: A Historico-numismatic Survey. Argonaut. Kamentseva, E.. Russkaya metrologiya Русская метрология
The Dnieper is one of the major rivers of Europe, rising in the Valdai Hills near Smolensk and flowing through Russia and Ukraine to the Black Sea. It is the fourth-longest river in Europe; the total length is 2,200 km with a drainage basin of 504,000 square kilometres. The river is noted for hydroelectric stations; the Dnieper is an important navigable waterway for the economy of Ukraine and is connected via the Dnieper–Bug Canal to other waterways in Europe. In antiquity, the river was part of the Amber Road; the name Dnieper may be derived either from Sarmatian Dānu apara "the river on the far side" or from Scythian Dānu apr "deep river." By way of contrast, the name Dniester either derives from "the close river" or from a combination of Scythian Dānu and Ister, the Thracian name for the Dniester. In the three countries through which it flows it has the same name, albeit pronounced differently: Russian: Днепр older Russian: Днѣпръ; the late Greek and Roman authors called it Δάναπρις - Danapris and Danaper Old East Slavic name used at the time of Kievan Rus' was Slavuta or Slavutych The Huns called it Var, Bulgars - Buri-Chai.
The name in Crimean Tatar: Özü, hence Ochakiv The river is mentioned both by the Ancient Greek historian Herodotus in the 5th century BC as Borysthenes. The total length of the river is variously given as 2,145 kilometres or 2,201 km, of which 485 km are within Russia, 700 km are within Belarus, 1,095 km are within Ukraine, its basin covers 504,000 square kilometres, of which 289,000 km2 are within Ukraine, 118,360 km2 are within Belarus. The source of the Dnieper is the sedge bogs of the Valdai Hills in central Russia, at an elevation of 220 m. For 115 km of its length, it serves as the border between Ukraine, its estuary, or liman, used to be defended by the strong fortress of Ochakiv. On the Dnieper to the south of Komarin urban-type settlement, Braghin District, Gomel Region the southern extreme point of Belarus is situated; the Dnieper has many tributaries with 89 being rivers of 100+ km. The main ones are, from its source to its mouth: Many small direct tributaries exist, such as, in the Kiev area, the Syrets in the north of the city, the significant Lybid passing west of the centre, the Borshahivka to the south.
The water resources of the Dnieper basin compose around 80% out of all Ukraine. Dnieper Rapids were part of trade route from the Varangians to the Greeks, first mentioned in the Kiev Chronicle; the route was established in the late eighth and early ninth centuries and gained significant importance from the tenth until the first third of the eleventh century. On the Dnieper the Varangians had to portage their ships round seven rapids, where they had to be on guard for Pecheneg nomads. Along this middle flow of the Dnieper, there were nine major rapids, obstructing the whole width of the river, about 30–40 smaller rapids, obstructing only part of the river, about 60 islands and islets. After Dnieper Hydroelectric Station was built in 1932, they were inundated by Dnieper Reservoir. There are a number of canals connected to the Dnieper: The Dnieper–Donbas Canal; the river is part of the Quagga mussel's native range. The mussel has been accidentally introduced around the world where it has become an invasive species.
From the mouth of the Prypiat River to the Kakhovka Hydroelectric Station, there are six sets of dams and hydroelectric stations, which produce 10% of Ukraine's electricity. The first constructed was the Dnieper Hydroelectric Station near Zaporizhia, built in 1927–1932 with an output of 558 MW, it was destroyed during World War II, but was rebuilt in 1948 with an output of 750 MW. The Dnieper River in different regions Major cities, over 100,000 in population, are in bold script. Cities and towns located on the Dnieper are listed in order from the river's source to its mouth: Arheimar, a capital of the Goths, was located on the Dnieper, according to the Hervarar saga. 2,000 km of the river is navigational. The Dnieper is important for the transport and economy of Ukraine: its reservoirs have large ship locks, allowing vessels of up to 270 by 18 metres to access as far as the port of Kiev and thus create an important transport corridor; the river is used by passenger vessels as well. Inland cruises on the rivers Danube and Dnieper have been a growing market in recent decades.
Upstream from Kiev, the Dnieper receives the water of the Pripyat River. This navigable river connects to the link with the Bug River. A connection with the Western European waterways was possible, but a weir without a
Chachersk is a city in the Gomel Region of Belarus, an administrative center of the Chachersk district. It is located in an area, contaminated due to the fallout of the Chernobyl disaster; the town was founded in the late 10th century on the Sozh River. It was first mentioned in chronicles in 1159 as the city Radimichi Chachersk. Sometime a castle was built in the area. In 1772 it became part of Russia, as the center of the county in the province Rogachev borough, parish center of Rogachev district. In 1774 Catherine II of Russia in collaboration with a local governor helped build the town hall, churches, a theater, 2 hospitals, other notable buildings. Redevelopment of the city took place, with the destruction of the castle and the fortifications, which were mentioned more in the "Census" Chachersk for 1765. There are two surviving unique sights of the 18th century - the Holy Transfiguration Church and Town Hall in Chachersk; the Holy Transfiguration Church was built in classicism style 1783 and has international architectural worth.
During Operation Barbarossa in 1941, Nazi Germany captured the town and established a ghetto for Chachersk's Jewish population. The Jews of Chachersk, as well as neighboring Romani, were exterminated in December 1941. Since 1919, Chachersk has been part of Gomel province in the RSFSR, it became a town in 1971. Since 1629 the town has had a 2-week fair in the year. Now the economy of the city is based on the enterprises of the food industry and is a center for arts and crafts. Media related to Čačersk at Wikimedia Commons Photos on Radzima.org