Chernyi Shliakh

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Chernyi Shliakh

 

(Black Road), a route used by the Crimean Tatars in the 16th and 17th centuries for raids on Galicia, Poland, and the Right-bank Ukraine. It led from the Perekop Isthmus north through Zaporozh’e. Between the upper courses of the Ingulets, Ingul, and Tiasmin rivers, it turned west and divided into the Kuchman Road and two other routes, of which the northern route passed near what are now Korsun’, Boguslav, Li-sianka, Zhashkov, and Tetiev, and the southern route passed not far from present-day Shpola, Tal’noe, Uman’, and Dashev. The two routes joined near Lipovets. The Chernyi shliakh then proceeded west toward Khmel’nik, Ternopol’, and L’vov.

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