Lisko

Image - Lisko (Lesko): Saint Nicholas Greek Catholic Church (built in 1837, dismantled by Polish authorities in 1962). Image - Lisko (Lesko): Market Square.

Lisko [Лісько (Lis’ko); Polish: Lesko). Map: IV-3. A town (2006 pop 5,864) on the Sian River in the eastern Lemko region, now a county town in Poland's Subcarpathian voivodeship. In 1932 the Ukrainian peasants of the region revolted against the Polish authorities and landlords. The army was summoned, and 6 peasants were killed, 15 injured, and nearly 100 arrested. Soviet sources present the rebellion as a communist-led action by united Ukrainian and Polish peasants and workers. Until 1939 Lisko county was part of Lviv voivodeship under Poland. Its population was 81,600, of whom 86.2 percent were Ukrainians. In 1947 almost all the Ukrainians were resettled (see Resettlement and Operation Wisła).

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 3 (1993).]


Image - Lisko (Lesko): the Kmita family castle.


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