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Mythical "princes of Chernihiv"
from "List of prince Constantine"

Nicholas Zharkikh

Shortened text of the section. Full text in ukrainian version.

But what to do with the "Chernihiv princes of the Tatar era", to whom everyone is so accustomed? Authoritative reference books count as many as 19 of them (nineteen, my dear!).

Some of the princes from the given list are completely fictitious (there is no source data about them either from the time of their hypothetical "life" or from a recent time). We have such source data about some other princes, but they do not relate to Chernihiv and their mythical "princely rule" in Chernihiv.

I (Nicholas Zharkikh) investigated the history of the origin of this hoax, and it turned out to be quite simple. Just to see this simplicity, I had to write several monographs.