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Ruské (Oroszruszka)

 

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Village Information

Village Links

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Surnames

1997 Topographical Map

Online Historical Book:

Below Snina Rock (1964)

Photographs

Current Road Map

Starina Reservoir
 

Topo Map #2

1939 Military Map

1914 Zemplin County Map (714KB)

 

1925 Topo Map (1.4MB)

 

Highlights

First Mentioned 1567
2001 Population 0
1914 Population 428

2 Magyar, 422 Ruthenian;

6 Roman Catholic, 410 Greek Catholic, 12 Jew

Village Names Zemplenoroszi, Ruska, Ruszka, Oroszruszka
Ownership 1567 - Humenne Estate.  Later in the 18th century, it was passed to the Szirmay noble family.

 

 

History

 

The village was evacuated in 1980 as it was in the watershed area for the construction of the Starina Reservoir.  One building and the cemetery remain.

 

This village is now a part of the Poloniny National Park.

 

Ruske was the scene of a WWII battle in 1944, as the Red Army moved southward across the pass.  The Ruske pass contained a thoroughfare from Roztoki Gorne, Poland, over the ridge to Ruske.  The Russians moved on this area on October 3rd.  The village was taken on October 11.  It was reported that the majority of the village was destroyed.  See the military map for more details.  I am preparing a narrative of the battle for publication in October, 2006.

 

Presently, a border crossing for foot travelers operates at the Ruske Pass from May to September every year.

 

1567 Orozka, 1773 Ruska. In 1567 it belonged to Humenné town when it is mentioned for the first time. In the XVIII century passed to Szirmay family. Source: Roberto Cannoni, Italy

 

Photos

Cemetery Photos by Juraj Cisarik

Rusyns - Lost Homes - A picture essay of the land of the seven villages cleared to make way for the Starina Reservoir.

Rusnaci - Another photo essay along with a written history

Census

1869 Ruske Census Surname Transcription (generously compiled by Paul Stagen)

Surnames

Bindzar, Bunganits, Czoraccsin, Danko, Hrib, Kasritz, Makay, Paczola, Pelyo, Piros, Szlivka, Szvialinyak, Vaszilytzo, Vaszko, Zacz (1869 Census)

 Bindzar, Bodnar, Csornanin, Drinka, Dubjak, Gida, Habusta, Hrib, Hribik, Hudak, Huszarcsak, Jancsik, Kalnyanszky, Kasrics, Kirnak, Koracsik, Krisko, Laurik, Litik, Makay, Mankovits, Miczak,

Minova, Orinits, Pelyo, Piros, Polastsak, Rohats, Samulka, Spetyyuch, Szinicsak, Szusko, Tita, Vaszko (Church Ledger – Birth/Marriage)

Ellis Island Database
Oroszruska Ruszka Ruska
Bindzar
Dzupinesak
Jakubovies
Koczo
Kriska
Lipa
Pesula
Petruska
Teodor
Vimcsisin
Chrowej
Durkat
Huba
Kalyenski
Kraiczler
Petnnik
Szuligan
Tobias

 

Bananko
Bincser
Bodmar
Esapik
Fenerman
Haradovsky
Harmadi
Hilava
Koco
Kreizler
Lerka
Makaj
Martinecz
Mizamin
Olejar
Olekszo
Roman
Salomon
Scablics
Sekel
Sicherman
Turi
Vasko
Weisberger

 Thanks to Paul Stagen for extraction of surnames from Census and Church records.

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Last Update: 17 July 2010  

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