The role of the Armenian colonies in development of southern regions of Ukraine Cover Image

Роль вірменських колоній у розвитку південних регіонів України
The role of the Armenian colonies in development of southern regions of Ukraine

Author(s): Iryna Hayuk
Subject(s): Christian Theology and Religion, Rural and urban sociology, 15th Century
Published by: Національна академія керівних кадрів культури і мистецтв
Keywords: Ackerman; Armenians; church; colony; khachkar; Kiliya Ochakiv;

Summary/Abstract: Some problems and an insufficiently investigated questions connected with development of the Armenian colonies of the Southern Ukraine – Bilgorod-Dnistrovsky, Kiliya, Ochakiv, are considered in the article. The question of an attribution of the memorable plate dedicated to building of the city’s fortification in 15th century is one of the most ancient certificates of presence in Ackerman not only the Armenian merchants, but also handicraftsmen. Some parallels in the history and the type of construction of St. Nikola’s orthodox church with Armenian tombstones in Kiliya and the Armenian church in Ackerman are traced. For the first time the data about existence of the Armenian colony in Ochakiv are collected and analysed.