Akhtyrka (near Kharkov)

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Okhtyrka (Охтирка) is a city and district centre in Sumy Oblast (Сумська область) of Ukraine. During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it was known as Akhytrka (Ахтырка), and formed part of the Akhtyrka district (Ахтырский уезд) in the Kharkov province (Харковская губерния) of the Russian Empire.

Tchaikovsky in Akhtyrka

Tchaikovsky passed through Akhtyrka in the summer of 1864 on the way to visit Prince Aleksey Golitsyn at his nearby estate at Trostinets.

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