"Stolin" Stolin by Yogi555

Stolin Travel Guide: 1 reviews and 18 photos

Stolin. Central Square.

Stolin grew up at the heart of Polesie, that is famous for its lowland marshlands, on the River Horyn [Goryn], at the intersection of three roads, leading northwards to Pinsk, eastwards to Davyd-Gorodok and Turov, that are now in Belarus, southwards to Sarny and Kiev, that are now in the Ukraine. Probably that was the central square where the 3 roads once met. Stolin is the capital of the largest district in Brest Region (province). Population of Stolin is 12.5 thousand people. The Belarus-Ukraine border crossing is about 15 km away, actually Stolin is now a border city that hosts a lot of Ukrainians on the market days.
Russian speech is common here, but villagers prefer their dialects that are numerous and resemble partly the Byelorussian language, partly the Ukrainian one.
The central Square is the place of many shops.

Central Square.

In the distance, behind the white structure there are ruins of the roofless synagogue. The local Jewish community numbering some dozens after the war cannot afford to restore the massive building. Before the war outbreak the Jewish population was numerous.

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  • Pros:quiet town
  • Cons:far from big cities
  • In a nutshell:mix of cultures
  • Last visit to Stolin: Mar 2003
  • Intro Updated Feb 10, 2011
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