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Homyel' in the region of Vitsyebskaya Voblastsʼ is a town in Belarus - some 108 mi or ( 174 km ) North-East of Minsk , the country's capital city .

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Current time in Homyel' is now 04:45 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: Smolensk, Pskov, Veliky Novgorod, Vilnius, and Zhodzina. Since you are here already, make sure to check out Smolensk . Where to go and what to see in Homyel' ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Polotsk Airport

Polotsk Airport (also Polotsk South) is an airport in Belarus, located 9 km south of Polotsk. It is purely civilian use.

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Located at 55.41 28.75 (Lat./Long.); Less than 13 km away
Tags: Airports built in the Soviet Union, Airports in Belarus, Buildings and structures in Vitebsk Region, Polotsk

Siege of Polotsk

The Siege of Polotsk was laid in 1518 by forces of the Grand Duchy of Moscow on Polotsk during the Fourth Muscovite–Lithuanian War (1512–1522). The Lithuanians defended the city. According to a legend, Prince Casimir Jagiellon appeared before the Lithuanian troops and helped them to achieve victory. It was the first miracle attributed to Casimir, which perpetuated his cult and led to his eventual canonization.

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Located at 55.48 28.77 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
Tags: 1518 in Europe, Battles involving Russia, Battles involving the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Conflicts in 1518, Polotsk

Polotsk

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.

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Located at 55.48 28.80 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
Tags: Cities in Belarus, Polotsk, Populated places in Vitebsk Region

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.

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Located at 55.48 28.80 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
Tags: 1812 in France, 1812 in Russia, Battles involving Russia, Battles of the Napoleonic Wars, Conflicts in 1812, French invasion of Russia, History of Belarus (1795–1918), Polotsk

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.

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Located at 55.48 28.80 (Lat./Long.); Less than 21 km away
Tags: 1812 in France, 1812 in Russia, Battles involving Russia, Battles of the Napoleonic Wars, Conflicts in 1812, French invasion of Russia, History of Belarus (1795–1918), Polotsk