Chornukhy [Чорнухи; Čornuxy]. Map: III-13. Town smt (2011 pop 3,141), raion center in Poltava oblast, situated on the Udai River. The renowned Ukrainian philosopher Hryhorii Skovoroda was born in Chornukhy, and a monument to him has been erected in the town. Chornukhy has existed since the 16th century. During the Cossack-Muscovite War of 1658–59 Chornuky was torched by the Russian army in retaliation for its active support of Hetman Ivan Vyhovsky. At the end of the 18th century the town belonged to Prince Oleksander Bezborodko. Today the majority of the town’s residents work in agriculture.

[This article was updated in 2013.]

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