Konotop

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Konotop (Конотоп) is a city and the administrative centre of the Konotop district (Конотопський район) in the Sumy oblast (Сумська область) of Ukraine. During Tchaikovsky's lifetime it was the principal city of the Konotop district (Конотопский уезд) of Chernigov province (Черниговская губерния) in the Russian Empire.

Tchaikovsky in Konotop

The composer visited Konotop briefly in early/mid June 1871 to see his brother Nikolay, who was working there as a mining engineer.

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