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major influence

of Lithuania Propria (Lithuania proper) and had been a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania until the 1795 Third Partition of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. The area had historically been inhabited by ethnic Lithuanians (Lithuanian people), although at the time of his birth it was largely Belarusian (Belarusians). Belarusian folklore would exert a major influence on his work along


and Ukrainian Orthodox (Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate)) Churches on the lands of Ukraine and Belarus. Due to violence, the Metropolitan of the Kievan Greek Catholic Church left Kiev early in the 17th century and settled in Navahrudak (present Belarus) and Vilna in Lithuania. The Pinsk principality had an important strategic location, between the principalities of Navahrudak and Halych-Volynia, which fought each other for other Ruthenian territories

. Pinsk did not take part in this struggle, although it was inclined towards the princes of Novaharodak, which is shown by the fact that the future prince of Novaharodak and Voyshalk (Vaisvilkas) of Lithuania spent some time in Pinsk. Uprising On 12 June 1944 General Tadeusz Bór-Komorowski, Commander-in-Chief of the Home Army, issued an order to prepare a plan of liberating Vilnius from German hands. The Home Army districts of Vilnius

character history

, as taught by Rabbi Yoel Barantchik. The young Chodakov excelled in his devotion to Torah study, and in his piety and refined character. History The village's earliest known name is Mieciany. At some later point, the name was changed, and it became known to its Polish inhabitants as Zułów, and to its Lithuanian ones, as Zalavas. The village was first mentioned in the late 17th century as the private property of Aleksander Wojna-Jasieniecki, a Castellan

quot actions

a series of "actions" in 1941, the Germans killed all but 550 of the approximately 10,000 Jews. (The first mass murder of Navahrudak's Jews occurred in December, 1941.) Those not killed were sent into slave labor. After the war, the BSSR retained the city, and a rapid rebuilding process

art works

, Belarus). Rejtan is remembered for a dramatic gesture he made in September 1773, as a deputy of the Partition Sejm. There, Rejtan tried to prevent the legalization of the first partition of Poland (Partitions of Poland), a scene that has been immortalized in one of the paintings of Jan Matejko. He has been the subject of many other art works, and is a symbol of patriotism. Despite his efforts, the partition of Poland was legalized soon afterwards

short term

, the Germans in the Nowogrodek and Wilno areas offered the AK units a deal that some of them simply could not refuse: arms and provisions in exchange for antipartisan warfare against the Soviets. ... Those were ... purely tactical, short term arrangements ... ." According to the report of the local Nazi official cited by Piotrowski "three sizable Polish detachments came over to our side and initially also fought well.", As a consequence of the clandestine, short

-term tactical agreement between the local AK leadership and the local Nazi commanders, several AK units aided by the arms and provisions obtained from the Germans in effect fought alongside Germans against Soviet partisans, and by doing so effectively "cleansed" the territory in the Vilnius Navahrudak area from Soviet partisan units. '''Boris Alexandrovich Turayev''' ( ;

religious leadership

in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series isbn 9780521450119 The metropolitanate was a tool in the competition between Vilnius and Moscow for the religious leadership in Ruthenia. As the Grand Duchy of Lithuania expended into Slavic lands, acquired principalities were trusted to be ruled by Grand Duke's offspring or other relatives. For example, Mindaugas granted Black Ruthenia with center in Navahrudak to his son Vaišvilkas; Gediminas sent his brother

called black

, Hrodna was regarded as the main city on the far west of so-called Black Ruthenia, a border region that was neighbouring the original Lithuania (Grand Duchy of Lithuania). It was often attacked by various invaders, especially the Teutonic Knights. In the 1240-1250s the Grodno area, as well as the most of Black Ruthenia, was controlled by princes of Lithuanian (Grand Duchy of Lithuania) origin (Mindaugas and others) to form the Baltic (Balts)-Slavic (Slavic peoples) state

history location

influence in the Daugava basin, where c. 1307 Polatsk, a major trade post, was annexed by Lithuania. Due to close contacts with Riga Vytenis invited Franciscan

religious life

Vaišvilkas was appointed as duke of some of these lands. After Vaišvilkas was baptized in Greek Orthodox (Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople) rite, he was drawn to the religious life so much that he transferred his title and lands to Roman Danylovich, son of Daniel of Halych. He founded a monastery, traditionally identified with Lavrashev Monastery on the bank on the Neman River and entered it as a monk.


'''Navahrudak''' ( ), Nowogródek (in Polish), Navaredok or Novhardok (in Yiddish) is a city in the Grodno Region of Belarus. In 14th century it was an episcopal see of the Metropolitanate of Lithuania. Possible First capital of Grand Duchy of Lithuania - Trakai is also noted as a possibility.

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