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Presently this covers: Bayanid Bulgars, Belz, Berezan, the Bolokhovo Confederation, The Brodniks, Bukovina, Chernigov, the Cossacks (overall) and the Zaporozhie, the Derevlians, Don, Dorogobuzh-Gorynsky, Dubrovitsa, East Podolia, Galitzia, Glukhov, Kiev (Princes), Kuban, Lipovets, Luchesk, the Maeotes, Munkacs, Novgorod-Severskiy, Odessa, Olbia, Ostrog, Peresopnitsa, Pereyaslavl, Podolia, Putivl, Ruthenia, Shumsk, Snovsk, Stepan, Terebovl, Terek, Tikhomel, Torchesk, Uzhegorod, Volhynia, Vorgol, Vyr, West Podolia, and Zvenigorod.
The towns involved were: Bakota, Bozhskiy, Derevich, Dyadkov, Gorodesk, Gubin, Kobud, Kudin, Mezhibozhye, Michesk, Mikulin, Semots, and Vozvyagl.
The Brodniks were a tribal group that rose to prominence in the 13th-century.
Put under direct government control in 1764, a fort was built in 1770 to oversee them, which later became the town of Zaporozhie (reminding this American author of nothing so much as the American government's response to the management of Indians in the 19th century), and the Zaporozhie were suppressed completely in 1775.
Nevertheless, they and other cossacks continued to serve in Czarist armies until 1917.
Their neighbours were the early Volhynians and the Buzhans to the west, and the Drehovichi to the north.
The name of the tribe derives from the Old Ruthenian word for "tree", due to the fact that the Derevlians used to live in thick woods.
A group of small towns in northwestern Ukraine which, resisting encroachment by Kiev and Galicia, banded together in a kind of free association during much of the Middle Ages.
Although "Bolokhovian Princes" are refered to by outsiders, no names have been preserved, and in fact the local rulers seem to have been more military officers on the style of Novgorod, rather than hereditary aristocracy.
Because of its vast plains and open terrain, it has also often been a highway for migrating nomads or marauding armies.