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Explore Sokol in Belarus

Sokol in the region of Belarus (general) is a town in Belarus - some 40 mi or ( 64 km ) North of Minsk , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Sokol is now 07:58 PM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Europe/Minsk " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations might be interesting for you: Riga, Daugavpils, Pskov, Vilnius, and Zhodzina. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Riga . We encountered some video on the web . Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation. Where to go and what to see in Sokol ? 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 11 km away
Tags: Eastern Front (World War II), History of Belarus (1939–1945), Mass murder in 1943, Nazi war crimes, Villages in Belarus