Bryansk oblast (region), Russia (Bryanskaya)

The capital city of Bryansk oblast: Bryansk.

Bryansk region overview

Bryansk oblast (region) (also spelled Bryanskaya) is a federal subject of the Russian Federation, part of Central Federal District, located west of Moscow on Russian border with Ukraine and Belarus. The administrative center and capital city of the region is Bryansk.

Bryansk region population is about 1,254,000 (2012); land area - 34,857 sq. km.

Bryansk oblast flag

Bryansk oblast flag

Bryansk oblast coat of arms

Bryansk oblast coat of arms

Bryansk oblast map, Russia

Bryansk oblast map of Russia

Bryansk region facts

The largest cities and towns are Bryansk (413,000), Klintsy (65,000), Novozybkov (42,000), Dyatkovo (33,000), Unecha (27,000).

About one forth of Bryansk region area is covered with various types of forests. Main industries are machine building and metal-working.

Bryansk region history

Various Slavic tribes (Severyane, Vyatichy) inhabited the territory of present Bryansk region from ancient times. Bryansk Principality was founded in 1246. From 1354, Bryansk lands were under control of Lithuania and later Poland.

In 1503, according to treaty Bryansk region became the part of Moscow state and the front line of wars with Lithuania, Poland and Crimea.

In the 18th century, first factories appeared in Bryansk region. Before the revolution of 1917, it was called Bryansk guberniya and had the same boundaries.

During the World War II, Bryansk region after being captured by Germans was known for its high resistance to invaders (about 60,000 partisans were fighting in vast forests of the region).

Bryansk oblast of Russia photos

Bryansk region country views

Bryansk region village

Bryansk region village

Author: Sergey Poterianski

Bryansk region view

Bryansk region view

Author: Samsonov Viacheslav

Bryansk region country view

Bryansk region country view

Author: Alexander Degtiarev


Bryanskaya oblast churches

Bryanskaya oblast church view

Bryanskaya oblast church view

Author: Mezentsev Alexandr

Bryansk oblast church

Bryansk oblast church

Author: Jaroslav Kalashnyk

Bryansk region temple

Bryansk region temple

Author: Toichkin Dmitriy


Bryansk region nature

Bryansk region nature view

Bryansk region nature view

Author: Igor Konukhov

Bryansk region scenery

Bryansk region scenery

Author: Ilya Sokolov


The questions of our visitors

KAREN asks: How could I find out if my mother was from that region? The family name is Novikov. My mother's name was Marfa & she was born in 1909. She immigrated to the United States around 1928 or 1929. Thanks for any information you can give me.
Expert's answer:
You can contact the State Archives of Bryansk oblast. Also, here is the site of Bryansk oblast archival service. You can use the following service to translate sites from Russian in cases when it is necessary. All Russia Family Tree site will probably be useful too.
Jeffrey Kash asks: I have family who came from Novyye Bobovichi within the Bryansk Oblast. Is there still an active Orthodox church within the town to which I can mail a letter requesting information?
Expert's answer:

I have found the village Noviy Bobovichy, today it is very small settlement. I haven't found if the church is active now but if you are interested in some historical records of this church (Michael-Archangel church) there are several of them in Bryansk oblast archive where you can make your request (contact email of the archive archive@online.debryansk.ru and postal address is 241000 (postal code) Russia, Bryansk oblast, Bryansk city, Lunacharskogo Str., 66. Contact phone is +7 (4832) 66-25-48. Good luck!

The comments of our visitors

pericles
website
nice website

Peter Krometsek
Beautiful
I live in Brazil,very beautiful this place.

Jonathan
Visited Bryansk region in 2009
My In-Laws live in Bryansk Region. Visited in 2009. Can't wait to get back there again!

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