Karachev is an old town (first chronicled in 1146) in Karachevsky District
Karachevsky District
Karachevsky District is an administrative and municipal district , one of the 27 in Bryansk Oblast, Russia. Its administrative center is the town of Karachev. Population: 37,857 ; Population of Karachev accounts for 54.7% of the district's population....

 of Bryansk Oblast
Bryansk Oblast
Bryansk Oblast is a federal subject of Russia . Its administrative center is the city of Bryansk. Population: 1,278,087 .-History:...

, Russia
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. In the Middle Ages, it was the capital of one of the Upper Principalities, until its rulers moved their seat to Peremyshl
Peremyshl, Russia
Peremyshl is a village in Kaluga Oblast, Russia. Formerly a capital of one of the Upper Principalities, Peremyshl contains the ruins of a mid-16th century cathedral which collapsed in the 1980s from neglect. For descendants of the local rulers, see Vorotynsky and Gorchakov. Population: 3,235...

. Its old architecture
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 was heavily damaged during the World War II
World War II
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. Population:

Near Karachev, there is a 300-meter tall radio mast used for CHAYKA
Chayka is a Russian terrestrial radio navigation system, similar to LORAN-C. It is also run on 100 kHz and is described like LORAN-C by its GRI.-Chayka-Chains:There are 5 Chayka-chains in use:...

radio navigation system.

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