Ostrog

The Coat of Arms of the Russian period was confirmed on the 22nd of January 1796. In the upper part of a per fess shield there was Nowograd Wolynski emblem. In the lower part in a gules field there was a church with five cupolas to signify ancient Christian godliness. As Ostrogs inhabitants say the emblem is used since 1700 and was conferred to the town by the Princes Ostrozkis.

Short Description/History

Mentioned for the first time in Ipatiiv chronicles of 1100. The origin of the name comes from its situation on a high bank of the Wilia river where the riverside hills make an acute bend - "ostrog".
Ostrog was a significant cultural centre. In the XVI century in the town  a Greek-Slavonic school was opened.
At the end of 1574 I.Fedorov on the orders of Prince Ostrowski founded a printing-house The town was a residence of the Rus (Ukrainian) magnates Ostrozkis until 1620. In 1585 the town was given the Magdeburg Right.

What went on in Ostrog one terrible night in 1944 can be read about in an extract from a book Habit i Nagan

 

Return