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Kodnia
Kodnia
Kodnia Village (2,100 residents), Zhytomyr Oblast, is located on the banks of Kodenka River. The first record of Kodengrad town was in 1301. From 1362 it was under the Grand Duchy of Lithuania which joined Poland in 1569 to form the Rzeczpospolita. All this time Kodnia belonged to the Sapiegas, Lithuanian nobles. In 1768 M.Zalizniak and I. Gonta stirred up the rebellion of Zaporizhzhia Kozaks and haidamaks, or Koliyivshchyna, in Kholodny Yar near Chyhyryn. The insurgents captured several cities in Middle Prydniprovya, took Uman by storm, and Rzeczpospolita had but to ask Catherine II to suppress the rebellion. The Russian and Polish armies defeated sparse detachments of insurgents; all captives were subjected to cruel penalties. The show trials and executions took place in different cities of Rzeczpospolita, and in Kodnia rebels were massacred. Polish Commander I. St?pkowski supervised beheadings, impaling and quarter ing. The total of executed made about 3,000, and villagers grieved deeply over the freedom-loving and rebellious sons of Ukrainian people. The Koliyivshchyna memorial on a Kozak mound among trees was erected in 1968, commemorating the 200th Anniversary of Kodnia tragedy. The classical Church of the Nativity of the Mother of God and bell tower (1841) are prominent rural landmarks; they are 150 years old. During Independence the showy monument to T. Shevchenko, who visited Kodnia in 1846, made of rose Polissia granite, was erected here.


 
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