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Recent archeological investigations prove that the Donetsk region belongs to those regions of Ukraine, which have been inhabited in antiquity, beginning from the Paleolithic epoch. Later on, mostly nomads, i.e. the Scythians, the Sarmats, the Pechenegs, the Polovetsky people, etc. The researchers being the professionals in the history of the area proved that the events described in the „Song of Igor's Campaign“ took place on the territory of our region.

Links to the topic:
  • http://www.cci.donbass.com/region/history.html — History of the Donetsk region on the site of the Donetsk Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • http://gold.skif.net/donetsk/region/index.html — History of the Donetsk region on the site «Golden Scythian»
  • http://www.makhno.ru — «Nestor Makhno»: the site reflecting the life and activities of this historical character

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