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Discover Khatyn in Belarus

Khatyn in the region of Belarus (general) with its 150 habitants is a town located in Belarus - some 34 mi or ( 54 km ) North-East of Minsk , the country's capital .

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Local time in Khatyn is now 07:37 AM (Saturday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Minsk " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Riga, Daugavpils, Pskov, Vilnius, and Zhodzina. When in this area, you might want to check out Riga . We found some clip posted online . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Khatyn ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Khatyn massacre

Khatyn, Chatyń was a village in Belarus, in Lahojsk district, Minsk Voblast. On March 22, 1943, the population of the village was massacred during World War II by the 118th Schutzmannschaft battalion, formed in July 1942 in Kiev, mostly from Ukrainian collaborators, prisoners of war and deserters and the Waffen-SS special battalion "Dirlewanger". The massacre was not an isolated incident. At least 5,295 Belarusian settlements were destroyed by the Nazis and some or all their inhabitants killed.

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Located at 54.34 27.94 (Lat./Long.); Less than 1 km away
Tags: Eastern Front (World War II), History of Belarus (1939–1945), Mass murder in 1943, Nazi war crimes, Villages in Belarus

Lahoysk

Lahoysk is a city in the Minsk Region of Belarus and the administrative center of the Lahoysk Raion. First chronicled in 1078, Lahoysk was the center of a small 12th-century principality, later absorbed into the Principality of Polotsk. In the 18th and 19th centuries, it was a seat of the Tyszkiewicz noble family. The modern city has a ski resort named Silichy. \t\t \t\t\tBelarus-Lahoisk-Region Executive Committee. jpg \t\t\t Lahoysk Raion executive committee. \t\t\t \t\t \t\t \t\t\tLahoisk2.

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Located at 54.20 27.85 (Lat./Long.); Less than 16 km away
Tags: Cities in Belarus, Populated places in Minsk Region

Logoisk crater

Logoisk crater is a meteorite impact crater in Belarus near the city of Lahojsk. It is 15 km in diameter and the age is estimated to be 42.3 ± 1.1 million years. The crater is not exposed at the surface.

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Located at 54.20 27.80 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Eocene impact craters, Impact craters of Belarus