Category Archives: Belarus

Central Lithuania

CENTRAL LITHUANIA   Middle Lithuania. Region around Vilnius, the medieval and present capital of Lithuania. Vilnius is now in the east of Lithuania, but the region was “central” in respect of the Great Principality of Lithuania of the later middle ages, … Continue reading

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Byelorussia

BYELORUSSIA Alternative name of BELARUS.

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Brest

BREST Southwestern administrative region in Belarus, named after its capital, which was called BREST LITOVSK until 1921 (the Litovsk signifying that it had belonged to the Great Principality of Lithuania, which later united with Poland). The city stands on the … Continue reading

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Biała Podlaska

BIAŁA PODLASKA Later a Voivodship (Województwo bialskopoldlaskie), 1975-99 Found in eastern Poland, south of Białystok, bordered in the east by the River Bug and, across the river, by Belarus. It lay in the south of the ancient region of Podlasia … Continue reading

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Belorussia

BELORUSSIA See BELARUS.

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Belarus

BELARUS    BELORUSSIA or BYELORUSSIA, i.e. White Russia, though there is no agreement on why it is so called;  Belorussiya (Russ); Bia³orus (Pol). State in eastern Europe between Russia and Poland.   The east of the country is crossed by the upper … Continue reading

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