Templars in Ukraine

It is well known that on the eve of the arrests, the Templars’ gold and other valuables were sent from Paris to the port of La Rochelle, where everything was loaded onto 18 galleys that sailed in an “unknown direction”. For many years after this, the popes, French kings and other interested persons unsuccessfully searched for the treasury of the Templars.

The Templars delivered their treasures to Ukraine.

In 1307, according to Russian chronicles, Moscow Prince Yuri Danilovich with the archbishop met in Novgorod overseas pilgrim wanderers (overseas cripples) who arrived on 18 ships. The annals indicate that the guests brought with them “a myriad of many golden treasuries, pearls and precious stones”. Then they complained to the Prince about “all the lies of the Prince of the Gauls and the pope” and asked to keep the treasures.

A mistake was made in the annals, which is explained by the fact that at that time there were two princes with the same name Yuri – Yuri Danilovich, the Moscow prince and Yuri Lvovich, the prince of the Galicia-Volyn principality. There were also two Novgorods: Veliky Novgorod and Novgorod Lithuanian (Novogrudok). Novgorod-Lithuania was part of the Galicia-Volyn principality. In fact, the Templars arrived across the Baltic Sea and the Neman River in Novgorod-Lithuanian, where they were met by Yuri Lvovich, Prince of the Principality of Galicia-Volyn.

In the annals cripples are mentioned, as if they delivered treasures to Novgorod. In fact, the cripples brought news of the arrival of the treasure ships and told everything they knew about this to a certain person who told the chronicler everything. This person (or chronicler) did not understand everything correctly and the chronicler did not write it down quite correctly. In ancient times, cripples could not earn by ordinary labor. They walked from city to city, sang epics to the music of the gusli and received alms for this. They spread news from city to city. An example would be Homer. He was blind, crippled and could not work like ordinary people, so he was engaged in creativity. For a long time, his works The Iliad and The Odyssey were considered exclusively as a fairy tale, fiction. But when Schliemann found Troy, the world recognized the reality of Troy and the Trojan War.

The arrival of the Templars in Russia-Ukraine in 1307 is not written in the Galicia-Volyn annals, since it ended in 1292.

A number of European documents indicate that after the arrests of the Templars in 1307, several Templar detachments broke east. They were sent to the Principality of Galicia-Volyn.

From Prince Yuri Lvovich, the Templars received Eastern Volhynia, lands east of the Goryn River to the Golden Horde. At that time, 67 years passed after the destruction of Kiev by the Mongol-Tatars in 1240, Rus was in a state of decline. The Templars created a powerful state in the state. Their state was part of the Galicia-Volyn principality. The Templars, with the help of King Yuri Lvovich, conquered part of the local princes and took away their castles or made them their vassals. They also built many new castles for defense against the Tatars.

The approximate territory of State of the Templars in Rus

Castles of the Templars in Rus:

Frankopol, the capital city
Gubkovsky castle
Minsk (?)
Zvyagel (Novograd-Volynsky)
Putivl (?)
Korsun (Korsun-Shevchenkovsky)
Khotyn Fortress
Belgorod-Dniester fortress (Mon Castro, Akkerman fortress)
Olesky castle
Kremenets castle
Kanevsky castle

New trade route “From Varangians to Greeks – 2”

The Templars took control of the Dniester River. They built or rebuilt such fortresses as Kamenetz-Podolskaya, Khotinskaya and Belgorod-Dniester. There was a great trade route.

Belgorod-Dniester fortress

The fortress was founded in the 13th century by the Golden Horde Khan Berke and was named Ak-Libo. After 1307, the Templars conquered this fortress and were its masters for about 20 to 30 years. After them, the Genoese received the right from the Tatars to use the fortress as a fortified shopping center.

The names Akkerman and Mon Castro come from the single name given to the Templars by the Acre Mon Castro (Acre my castle).

Acre, St. Jean d’Acre – a city in the Western Galilee (Palestine), located about 23 km north of the city of Haifa, on the Mediterranean coast. In 1104, after the First Crusade, the city of Acre was conquered by Baldwin I. In 1187, Saladin took the city almost without a fight. In 1191, during the 3rd Crusade, after a two-year siege, Acre was recaptured by the crusader troops under the command of the French King Philip Augustus and the English King Richard the Lionheart.

The city of Acre became the capital of the Kingdom of Jerusalem of the Crusaders in Palestine and was surrounded by powerful defenses. The Knights’ Orders of the Hospitallers, Templars, and later the Teutonic Order had their own quarters here. In 1291, Acra fell after an assault by the Mamluk troops led by Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil. The Mamluks destroyed Acre and slaughtered most of its Christian and Jewish populations.

Castro (Castro) – the name of a number of cities that arose on the site of the fortified ancient Roman camps or urban areas. The word “Castro” is close to the English word “Castle” (castle), the sounds [r] – [l] are often used interchangeably. Castro (city) = Castle. Mon is the French “mon” (mine). Moncastro is “my city” or “my castle”.

If you reconstruct the events, then they occurred as follows. The Templar or the Templars, who was one of the leaders in Acre, after her fall in 1291, left for Paris. After 1307, he / they came to Eastern Europe, conquered a fortress on the rocky bank of the Dniester estuary and, in memory of Acre, gave her the name “Acre my castle”. Ackerman – Mon Castro is the new chivalrous Acre.

The fight of the Templars against the Tatars was successful. This is evidenced by a letter from the Polish king Vladislav I Loketka to the pope, in which he calls the kings of the Galicia-Volyn principality brothers Andrei and Leo II Yuryevich “the last Russian princes, schismatics, who were an unbreakable shield against the cruel Tatar people.”

Andrei and Lev II Yuryevich in 1316 participated in the struggle of the magnates of Hungary for the royal throne. Some tycoons in the eastern part of the kingdom, led by Kopash Borsh, rebelled against Karl Robert and offered the Crown of St. Stephen for Andrei Galitsky, who was also a descendant of King Bela IV. The Hungarian documents mention the Templars as part of the troops of Andrei Yurievich.


Stepan is an ancient princely city in Volhynia. Stepan was part of State of the Templars. Between 1307 and 1340, when the Templar state existed in Eastern Volhynia, there were no princes in Stepan. It is known that around 1290 there was Stepan Prince Vladimir Ivanovich. It is also known that in 1387 there was Prince Semyon in Stepan. And between the recorded 1290 and 1387 years was the Templar state.

One of the districts in Stepan is called “Pastovnyk”. If you discard the suffix “yk”, the basis of the word “Pastovn.” Among the Templars there were bilinguals who spoke both French and English. The name “Pastovn” is the French-English “pas town”, which literally means “not a city”. “Pastovnyk” is really distant from the city center.


At the mouth of the Guiva River near Zhitomir in ancient times there was a castle belonging to the Order of the Knights Templars. Here, even before World War II, the NKVD was looking for the treasures of the Templars. When the Germans arrived, they began to search for treasures. The top of the German Reich and Himmler himself did this:

“Top Secret. The only instance. Cipher 2N-10B. Reichsfuhrer SS Himmler. December 12, 1941 Zhytomyr.

Comrade Reichsfuhrer! I bring to your knowledge that it is currently not possible to identify the ruins of the Interfluve castle we are looking for as such. Presumably the castle until 1921 was located in the village of Denesi and belonged to a local landowner from the Tereshchenko family. However, his connection with the Interfluve castle we are looking for seems erroneous to me, since Mr. Tereshchenko was not included in any of the secret lodges of the Masons or esoteric groups known to us. As Obersturmführer Knauff from the Kiev group of the Ananerbe Institute informed me, the Valley of the Immortal Templar and Interfluve are supposedly the same object, which was located at the confluence of the Guiva and Gnilopyat rivers in the Teterev River near Zhitomir, not far from the location of the ancient pagan temple. The group I lead continues to search in this direction.

Hauptsturmfuhrer SS and Doctor of Archeology von Seeel ”.

Himmler’s bunker was built in the village of Guiva.

The Germans were mistaken. The castle in Guyve really was, but the Templar Interfluve is a different geographical object. The name Guiva is supposedly derived from the French name Hugo. Saint Hugo or San Hugo is the founder of the Order of Hugo de Payne revered by the Templars. The name Hugo in Slavic pronunciation took the form of Guiva. Sound [g] the Slavs often pronounce it as [v]. For example: “сегодня” they pronounce [севодня].

Hugo – Guvo – Guiva

The Templar interfluve is the interfluve of the Sluch and Korchik rivers, where the capital of the Templar Order was located – the city of Frankopol. The same area is called the Valley of the Immortal Templar


Lyubar – urban-type settlement of Zhytomyr region, district center. Located on the banks of the river Sluch. On the territory of Lubar, the remains of the chronicle city of Bolokhov, the center of the Bolokhov land, first mentioned in the Ipatiev Chronicle (1150), were found. Lubar is Bolokhov, revived by the Templars after 1307. The name Lubar is read in French. Initially, the name had the form “le bar”, which means “beer”, “bar”.


Bar is a city in Ukraine, the administrative center of the Barsky district of Vinnitsa region. The fortified castle city was built here by the Templars after 1307. The name “Bar” is also of French origin and means “beer”, “bar”.


Derazhnya is a city in Ukraine, the center of the Derazhnyansky district of the Khmelnitsky region. The city was founded by the Templars as a stronghold in the fight against the Tatars. The name is of French origin. Derazhnya – French “de rouge” means “red” or “red spot”. Due to the presence of iron ore, the earth there has a reddish hue.

Similarly, the names of villages in Ukraine Derazhne, Kraynaya Derazhnya, Srednyaya Derazhnya, Bolshaya Derazhnya have the French descent


The name of the village Buderazh (Zdolbunovsky district of Rivne region) is of French origin. The name Buderazh originally sounded “bourg de rouge”, which means “red city”.

Buderazh was first mentioned in 1322. On December 8, Prince Dmitry-Lyubart Gediminovich presented the Lutsk Church of St. John the Theologian with a villages, among which is called “Budorozk”, and in another record “Budorozha”, “Budorozhsky estate”.

Prince Dmitry-Lyubart was married to the daughter of one of the prince-brothers Andrey Yuryevich or Leo II Yuryevich. Prince Lyubart gained power immediately after the deaths of Princes Andrei and Leo II Yuryevich and most of the Knights Templar in the great battle against the Tatars. This battle took place shortly before December 1322.

Dyuksyn and Zhobrin

Dyuksyn is a village in Ukraine, in the Kostopolsky district of the Rivne region. The name is of French origin and means “Duke’s son” or “son of Duke”.

Near Dyuksyn is the village of Zhobryn. Presumably, this name comes from the French name Gilbert.


Ladizhin is a city in the Vinnitsa region. The name “Ladizhin” is a variation of the French name “la Dijon”. Dijon is the main city of the former duchy of Burgundy, then the province of Burgundy, now the French department of Côte d’Or and the Burgundy region, Franche-Comté. The city of Ladizhin was founded by the Templars, who were natives of French Dijon.

The end of the era of Ukrainian France

In 1321 or 1323 there was a big battle against the Tatars, in which most of the Knights Templar died. In the same battle, Princes Leo II Yuryevich and Andrei Yuryevich died.

To the extent that the Templars died, their castles gradually passed to the local noble families. The Templars were dying, the Order was not replenished with new members, and the knights left first the most distant castles, then the middle ones. One of the last Templars left Koretsky, Gubkovsky and Gorodnitsky castles.

In the most remote Templar castles on the border of the Wild Field, the Cossacks began to revive, which was destroyed by the Mongol-Tatar invasion.

Presumably, the last Templars burned Frankopol in 1349, when the Polish king Casimir the Great invaded Volyn. Frankopol was created in a hurry after 1307 and was built of wood, so it burned to the ground. The Poles were Catholics, and the Pope became the enemy of the Templars, so they did not want the Poles to receive their treasures. By that time, the Poles were not familiar (or forgotten) with the history of the Templars, so they bypassed the burnt city. Confirmation of this is the burnt bridge over the Korchyk River opposite the former main gate, the road through which led in the direction of Gubkovsky Castle. The remains of the burned bridge were discovered at a depth of approximately 1 m. Also, the existence of a road from the Frankopol Castle to the Gubkovsky Castle in ancient times confirms the location of the farms. They are located in a straight line, which is unusual for farmers. But if we assume that once an important road passed here, then the farms stood along this road. Also, the village of Dermanka (Koretsky district) is located along the same old road.

Grand Orient de France

The Great East of France is one of the largest Masonic organizations in France. This name comes from the state of the Templars as part of the Galician-Volyn principality. After 1307, fragmentary information came to France about the existence of the Templar state as part of the Principality of Galicia-Volyn. This state was called “Greater France in the East.” In general terms, it was only known that it was a powerful state entity, and that it was located somewhere far in the east. Over time, this fragmentary information wandered into the form of a heroic legend, which has real grounds. When centuries passed and a Masonic organization was created, the creators gave it the legendary name “The Great East of France”.

More info here:

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The significance of the Templars for Ukraine

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Duk Stepanovich – son of the Templar, Russian hero

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