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Mykola Zharkikh (Kyiv)

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Geographical names associated with the PS come from two sources. The first is the name directly in the text of the PS, the second is the names closely related to the names of historical figures that were identified in the PS (these cases are explained in the comments). In total, the PS managed to track 235 occurrences of various geographical names, of which 82 are unique.

Map of geographical names of the…

Schematic map of geographical names of the Pechersky Synodikon

On the map, we expect to see a large accumulation of names in Volhynia (from Vladimir to Korets), then uninhabited space separates it from the slightly populated Kiev region (the settlement is concentrated in its northern part). To the south of Kiev there are no settlements, except for Kanev and Cherkassy, where there were castles.