Polatsk Destination Guide
Explore Polatsk in Belarus.
Polatsk in the region of Vitsyebskaya Voblastsʼ with it's 82,258 inhabitants is a place in Belarus - some 120 mi (or 193 km) North-East of Minsk, the country's capital city.
Current time in Polatsk is now 12:26 PM (Monday). The local timezone is named "Europe / Minsk" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your budget, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Ludza, Smolensk, Pskov, Veliky Novgorod, Vilnius or Kaz'yanki. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Zelenyy Gorodok, Salanik, Polatsk, Ksty, Ekiman' and Borovukha Tret'ya. We saw some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.
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Interesting facts about this location
Second Battle of Polotsk
The Second Battle of Polotsk (18–20 October 1812) took place during Napoleon's invasion of Russia. In this encounter the Russians under General Peter Wittgenstein attacked and defeated a Franco-Bavarian force under Laurent Gouvion Saint-Cyr. In the aftermath of this success, the Russians took Polotsk and dismantled Napoleon's operations in Belarus.
Polotsk is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. It is the center of the Polatsk Raion in Vitsebsk Voblast. Its population is more than 80,000 people. It is served by Polotsk Airport and during the Cold War was home to Borovitsy air base.
Located at 55.49, 28.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
First Battle of Polotsk
In the First Battle of Polotsk, which took place on 17–18 August 1812, Russian troops under the command of Peter Wittgenstein fought French and Bavarian troops led by Nicolas Oudinot near the city of Polotsk, halting Oudinot's advance toward Saint Petersburg. The First Battle of Polotsk should be distinguished from the Second Battle of Polotsk which took place during the same campaign two months later. After the battle of Klyastitsy and several minor losses Oudinot's Corps retreated to Polotsk.
Boris Stones, also called Dvina Stones, are seven medieval artifacts erected along the bank of the Western Dvina between Polotsk and Drissa, Belarus. They probably predate Christianity in the area, but were inscribed in the 12th century with text and an image of Christ. The largest of the stones is 17 metres in circumference.
Polotsk Airport (also Polotsk South) is an airport in Belarus, located 9 km south of Polotsk. It is purely civilian use.
Located at 55.49, 28.79 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi away.
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