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Pogorel'tsy in the region of Minskaya Voblastsʼ is a town located in Belarus - some 71 mi or ( 114 km ) South-West of Minsk , the country's capital .
Local time in Pogorel'tsy is now 08:40 AM (Tuesday) . 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, Vilnius, Zubelevichi, Zherebkovichi, and Zarytovo. When in this area, you might want to check out Riga . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Pogorel'tsy ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.
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Lyakhavichy Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus.
Located at 53.04 26.27 (Lat./Long.); Less than 19 km away
Lyakhavichy is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. For many centuries, it was part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The city's fortress, Liahavichy Castle, survived all sieges during the Russo–Polish War (1654–1667), and was nicknamed the Jasna Góra of Lithuania. During World War II Nazi Germans set up a ghetto for the Jews there.
Siege of Lyakhavichy
Siege of Lyakhavichy (Lachowicze) took place from 23 March to 28 June 1660 during the Russo-Polish War (1654–1667). Lachowicze was one of the major Grand Duchy of Lithuania strongholds in the disputed region (modern Belarus). A Russian army of about 30,000 under Ivan Nikitich Khovansky laid siege to the castle, defended by Mikołaj Judycki.
Liahavichy Castle (also Lyakhavichy, Lachowicze, Lyakhovichi, Lachavičy or Liahovichi) was a fortified Belarus castle. It was one of the most significant castles in Belarus in the 17th century. It may have been in existence as a hill fort since the eleventh or twelfth century. It was built at the end of the 16th century by the hetman Yan Eromin of the Hadkevich family, on a hill in the Belarus town of the same name.
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