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by Victor Lemantsov
The site <nine.by.ru/Novopolosk>
is Russian, the e-mail is from Belarus. Where is Novopolosk (and
is it new poland?)
Dov Gutterman, 13 March 2004
In the DK Worldatlas it's Navapolatsk, in Vitsyebskaya oblast
Jarig Bakker, 13 March 2004
Novopolotsk (rus.)/Navapolatsk (bel.) is a city in Belarus,
Vitebsk region (voblast`). Translation of this name - "New
Polotsk". Polotsk is a very old city of ancient tribe of
"polochane" (known since 862 a.c.), was part of
Lithuania since XIII c,. in 1562-1579 and since 1667 - in Russia,
since 1924 - in Belarus republic and since 1954 - in Vitebsk
voblast of Belarus. See <www.vik-lomancov.narod.ru>.
Victor Lemantsov, 13 March 2004
This city of Novopolotsk is centre of district in Region
of Vitebsk of Republic of Belarus Its name has no any relation to
Poland. To a South-East from Novopolotsk-city is located
the ancient city of Polotsk, which since 8 centuries A.D.
was centre of Principality of Polotsk in
Ancient Russia, then - in Great Lithuanian Principality and
Polen-Lithuanian State Rzeczpospolita. The name of
Novopolotsk occurs from the name of Polotsk and
slavic word "novy" = new. Novopolotsk = New
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 13 March 2004
According to one website I found, which lists sister cities of
Rhöne towns <www.ville-givors.fr>
as translated: "Novopolosk is situated in the north of
Belarus, whose capital Minsk (200 km to the south of it) is
twinned with Lyon. Novopolosk, which means "New Polosk"
is a new town founded at the end of the 50s near Polosk (one of
the cradles of Slav culture) around a vast petrochemical complex.
It possesses a university.
James Dignan and André Coutanche, 13 March 2004