The village of Vary is located near the border with Hungary in the Beregovo district of the Transcarpathian region. It is home to just over three thousand people. This village was severely damaged by the flood of 2001. Some houses still have pink streaks on them – this was the water level during the flood. After this tragedy, special protective dams were built on the Borzhava River, which merges with the Tysa River.
The chronicle of the Hungarian Anonym says that when the Hungarians came to Transcarpathia, they encountered resistance from the defenders of the wooden fortress of Borsho, which once protected the salt trade route on the site of the present-day village of Vary.