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Pinsk (Belarusian: Пінск, Russian: Пинск, Polish: Pińsk ), a town in Belarus, in the Polesia region, travesed by the river Pripyat, at the confluence of the Strumen and Pina rivers. The region is known as the Marsh of Pinsk. It is a fertile agricultural center. It lies south-west of Minsk. Population 128,300. The city is a small industrial center producing ships sailing the local rivers. Image File history File links Coat_of_Arms_of_Pinsk,_Belarus. ... Pinsk is a city in Belarus. ... Polesie (Polish spelling; Polissya, Полісся in Ukrainian, Polesye, Полесье in Russian, Palyessye or Palesse, Пале́сьсе in Belarusian, formerly also Polesia in Latin) is one of the largest European swampy... The Pripyat River (Ukrainian: Припять, Prýpyat; Belarusian: Прыпяць, Prýpyats, Polish Prypeć) is a river in Eastern Europe, of approximately 440 miles (710 km). ... Piña is a fiber made from the leaves of a pineapple and is commonly used in the Philippines. ... poop poop poopy poo poop poopy poo poop Categories: | | | ... Location of Minsk, shown within the Minsk Voblast Coordinates: Country Subdivision Belarus Minsk Founded 1067 Government  - Mayor Mikhail Pavlov Area  - City 305. ...

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History

Pinsk is first mentioned in the chronicles of 1097 as Pinesk, a town belonging to Sviatopolk of Turov. The name is derived from the river Pina. Pinsk's early history is closely linked with the history of Turov. Until the mid-12th century Pinsk was the seat of Sviatopolk's descendants, but a cadet line of the same family established their own seat at Pinsk after the Mongol invasion of Rus in 1239. Events Edgar I deposes Donald III to become king of Scotland. ... Mosaic of St. ... Turaw (Belarusian Ту́раў, Russian Ту́ров, Polish Turów, also transliterated as Turov) is a town in Zhytkavichy district of Homel voblast of Belarus. ... Turaw (Belarusian Ту́раў, Russian Ту́ров, Polish Turów, also transliterated as Turov) is a town in Zhytkavichy district of Homel voblast of Belarus. ... The Mongol Invasion of Rus was heralded by the Battle of the Kalka River (1223) between Subutais reconnaissance unit and the combined force of several princes of Rus. After fifteen years of peace, it was followed by Batu Khans full-scale invasion in 1237-40. ... // Events Births June 17 - King Edward I of England (died 1307) December 17 - Kujo Yoritsugu, Japanese shogun (died 1256) Peter III of Aragon (died 1285) John II, Duke of Brittany (died 1305) Ippen, Japanese monk (died 1289) Deaths March 3 - Vladimir III Rurikovich, Grand Prince of Kiev (born 1187) March...


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 Vaisvilkas of Lithuania spent some time in Pinsk. Flag of Navahrudak Navahrudak (Belarusian: ; Russian: ; Polish: ; Lithuanian: ) is a city in the Hrodna voblast of Western Belarus. ... Halych-Volynia principality was the Ruthenian successor state of Kievan Rus on the territory of Rus menora (Rus propria) including the lands of Red Ruthenia, Black Ruthenia, and the remainder of southwestern Rus. This state also briefly controlled the region of Bessarabia and Moldavia. ... The presumable banner of Lithuania Vaišvilkas (Woyszwiłk, Vojszalak, Vojšalk, Vaišelga, Vaishyalga, Vaišalgas, Rymont Lawrasz, Rimond Laurent; +killed 9 December 1268 Vladimir) was the Prince of Black Ruthenia 1239 - 1254, and the Grand Duke of Lithuania 1254, 1258 – 1263. ...


In 1320 Pinsk was won by the rulers of Navahrudak, who incorporated it into their state, known as the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. From this time on Pinsk was ruled by Gedimin's eldest son, Narymunt. Afterwards, for the next two centuries the city had different rulers. The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Lithuanian: , Ruthenian: Wialikaje Kniastwa Litowskaje, Ruskaje, Żamojckaje, Belarusian: , Ukrainian: , Polish: , Latin: ) was an Eastern and Central European state of the 12th[1] /13th century until the 18th century. ... Gediminas, duke of Lithuania - engraving of XVII ct. ... Fortress of Ladoga (Ladozhskaya krepost) Narimantas (Narymunt, Gleb, ca 1277 – 2 February 1348) was the Prince of Pinsk 13?? – 1348, Polock, Novgorod (Ladoga, Korela (Käkisalmi). ...


In 1581 Pinsk was granted the Magdeburg rights and in 1569, after the union of Lithuania with the Crown of the Polish Kingdom, it became the seat of the province of Brest. The Magdeburg Rights (or Magdeburg law) were a set of city laws regulating the degree of internal autonomy within cities and villages granted with it by a local ruler. ... Events January 11 - First recorded lottery in England. ... Crown of the Polish Kingdom, or just colloquially the Crown (Polish:Korona) is the archaic name for territories of Poland, distinguishing them from territories of Grand Duchy of Lithuania or vassal territories like Duchy of Prussia or Duchy of Courland, which had varying degrees of autonomy. ... Brest (Belarusian: , Russian: , Polish: ; Alternative names), formerly Brest-on-the-Bug and Brest-Litovsk, is a city (population 290,000 in 2004) in Belarus close to the Polish border where the Western Bug and Mukhavets Rivers meet. ...


From 1633 on Pinsk had a secondary school, a so-called brotherhood school (the brotherhoods were religious citizens' organisations with the aim of providing education for their members and their children). During the Cossack rebellion of Bohdan Chmielnicki (1640), it was captured by Cossacks who carried out a pogrom against the city's Jewish population; the Poles retook it by assault, killing 24,000 persons and burning 5,000 houses. Eight years later the town was burned by the Russians. Bohdan Zynovii Mykhailovych Khmelnytskyi (Богдан Зиновій Михайлович Хмельницький in Polish as Bohdan Zenobi Chmielnicki; in Russian as... Events December 1 - Portugal regains its independence from Spain and João IV of Portugal becomes king. ... This article needs cleanup. ... Pogrom (from Russian: ; from громить IPA: - to wreak havoc, to demolish violently) is a form of riot directed against a particular group, whether ethnic, religious or other, and characterized by destruction of their homes, businesses and religious centers. ...


In 1648, on the eve of the Russo-Polish War (1654-1667), Pinsk was occupied by Ukrainian Cossack army under commander Niababy and could only be reconquered with great difficulty by prince Janusz Radziwiłł, a high-ranking commander in the Polish-Lithuanian army. During the war between Moscow and Poland-Lithuania (1654-1667) the city suffered heavily from the attacks of the Muscovite army under Prince Volkolnsky and its allied army of Ukrainian Cossacks. The Russo-Polish War of 1654-1667, also called the War for Ukraine, was the last major conflict between Muscovite Russia and the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. ... Janusz RadziwiÅ‚Å‚ or JonuÅ¡as Radvila is the name of: Janusz RadziwiÅ‚Å‚ (1579–1620) Janusz RadziwiÅ‚Å‚ (1612–1655) This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


Charles XII took it in 1706, and burned the town with its suburbs. In spite of all the wars the city recovered and the town developed with the existence of a printing workshop in Pinsk from 1729-44. Carl XII, Karl XII or Carolus Rex, (June 17, 1682 – November 30, 1718), the Alexander of the North, nicknamed in Turkish as Demirbaş Şarl (Charles the Habitué), was King of Sweden from 1697 until his death in 1718. ... Events March 27 - Concluding that Emperor Iyasus I of Ethiopia had abdicated by retiring to a monastery, a council of high officials appoint Tekle Haymanot I Emperor of Ethiopia May 23 - Battle of Ramillies September 7 - The Battle of Turin in the War of Spanish Succession - forces of Austria and...


Pinsk fell to the Russian Empire in 1793 in the Third Partition of Poland, became part of Poland in 1920 after the Polish-Soviet War and was incorporated into Soviet Union in 1939. At this time, the city's population was over 90% Jewish. From 1941 to 1944 it was occupied by Nazi Germany, and its Jewish population interned in concentration camps. As of 1991 Pinsk has belonged to the Republic of Belarus. Anthem God Save the Tsar! The Russian Empire in 1914 Capital Saint Petersburg Language(s) Russian Religion Russian Orthodoxy Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1721–1725 Peter the Great  - 1894–1917 Nicholas II History  - Accession of Peter I May 7, 1682 NS, April 27, 1682 OS²  - Empire proclaimed October 22, 1721 NS... 1793 was a common year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... The Partitions of Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Polish: Rozbiór Polski or Rozbiory Polski; Lithuanian: Lietuvos-Lenkijos padalijimai, Belarusian: Падзелы Рэчы Паспалітай) took place in the 18th century and ended the existence of the sovereign Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Combatants Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic Republic of Poland Ukrainian Peoples Republic Commanders Mikhail Tukhachevsky Semyon Budyonny Józef PiÅ‚sudski Edward Rydz-ÅšmigÅ‚y Strength 950,000 combatants 5,000,000 reserves 360,000 combatants 738,000 reserves Casualties Dead estimated at 100,000... Year 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... For the movie, see 1941 (film). ... 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Nazi Germany, or the Third Reich, commonly refers to Germany in the years 1933–1945, when it was under the firm control of the totalitarian and fascist ideology of the Nazi Party, with the Führer Adolf Hitler as dictator. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ...


Sights

Two main sights of the town are lined along the river. These are the Assumption Cathedral of the monastery of the greyfriars (1712-30) with a campanile from 1817 (picture) and the Jesuit collegium (1635-48), a large Mannerist complex, whose cathedral was demolished after the World War II (picture). The foremost among modern buildings is the black-domed Orthodox cathedral of St. Theodore. The Order of Friars Minor and other Franciscan movements are disciples of Saint Francis of Assisi. ... 1817 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Famous people

Ryszard KapuÅ›ciÅ„ski   (March 4, 1932 - January 23, 2007) was a popular Polish journalist, author, publicist and poet both at home and abroad. ... Anzia Yezierska (1881 - 1970) was born in Pinsk, Poland, and emigrated to New York City when she was a teenager. ... Simon Smith Kuznets (April 30, 1901 – July 8, 1985) was an American economist at Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania who won the 1971 Nobel Prize in Economics for his empirically founded interpretation of economic growth which has led to new and deepened insight into the economic and social... The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel[1] (Swedish: Sveriges Riksbanks pris i ekonomisk vetenskap till Alfred Nobels minne), commonly called the Nobel Prize in Economics, or more acurately the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, is a prize awarded each year for outstanding intellectual... Golda Meir (‎, born Golda Mabovitz, May 3, 1898 - December 8, 1978), also known as Golda Myerson from 1917-1956, was one of the founders of the State of Israel. ... The Prime Minister of Israel (Hebrew: ראש הממשלה, Rosh HaMemshala, lit. ... Noble Family Naruszewicz Coat of Arms Wadwicz Parents  ? Consorts none Children none Date of Birth October 20, 1733 Place of Birth Polesie Date of Death July 8, 1796 Place of Death Janów Podlaski Adam Naruszewicz (1733-1798) was a Polish nobleman, poet, historian, dramatist, translator, publicist, Jesuit and titular... Chaim Azriel Weizmann (Hebrew: חיים עזריאל ויצמן) November 27, 1874 – November 9, 1952) was a chemist, statesman, President of the World Zionist Organization, first President of Israel (elected February 1, 1949, served 1949 - 1952) and founder of a research institute in Israel that eventually became the Weizmann Institute of Science. ... The President of the State of Israel (‎, Nesi HaMedina, lit. ... Ivan Vladislavovich Zholtovsky (Иван Владиславович Жолтовский, 1867-1959) was a Russian-Soviet architect and educator. ... An architect at his drawing board, 1893 An architect is a person who is involved in the planning, designing and oversight of a buildings construction. ...

External links

  • (Polish) Ryszard Kapuscinski about Pińsk
  • (Polish) Photos Pińsk
  • Pinsk Riverine Flotilla of the Polish Navy
  • Photos on Radzima.org
  • Pre-war aerial photo of Pinsk



Subdivisions of Brest Voblast, Belarus Flag of Belarus
Raions:

Baranavichy City | Baranavichy Raion | Byaroza City | Biaroza Raion | Brest City | Brest Raion | Drahichyn Raion | Hantsavichy Raion | Ivanava Raion | Ivatsevichy Raion | Kamenets Raion | Kobryn City | Kobryn Raion | Lyakhavichy Raion | Luninets Raion | Malaryta Raion | Pinsk City | Pinsk Raion | Pruzhany Raion | Stolin Raion | Zhabinka Raion Image File history File links Escut_Oblast_Brest. ... Brest voblast is one of the administrative regions in the Republic of Belarus located in the south-west of Poland and Ukraine. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Belarus. ... See rayon for the textile made of processed cellulose. ... Baranavičy (more usually: Baranavichy) (Belarusian: ; Russian: ; Polish: ) is a city in the Brest Province of western Belarus with a population (as of 1995) of 173,000. ... Image:Coat of Arms of Baranavichy, Belarus. ... Biaroza (Belarusian: Бяро́за also Бяро́за-Карту́ская, Russian: Берёза, Polish: Bereza Kartuska) is a town of 31 000 inhabitants (1995) in Western Belarus in Brest voblast, center of the Biaroza rayon. ... arms of Biaroza Biaroza rajon (Belarusian language:Бярозаўскі раён) is an administrative subdivision of the Brest Province of Belarus with the center in Biaroza. ... Brest (Belarusian: , Russian: , Polish: ; Alternative names), formerly Brest-on-the-Bug and Brest-Litovsk, is a city (population 290,000 in 2004) in Belarus close to the Polish border where the Western Bug and Mukhavets Rivers meet. ... Coat of arms Brest Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Drahichyn Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Hantsavichy Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Ivanava Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Image:Coat of Arms of Ivasevichy, Belarus. ... Image:Coat of Arms of Kamenets, Belarus. ... Kobryn (Belarusian: Ко́брынь, Ко́брын; Polish: Kobryń; Russian: Ко́брин) is a city in the Brest voblast of Belarus and the center of the Kobryn District. ... Coat of arms Kobryn Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Lyakhavichy Raion (Belarusian: , Russian: ) is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Location in Belarus Luninets Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Malaryta Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Pinsk Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Pruzhany Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Stolin Raion is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ... Coat of arms Zhabinka Raion (Žabinka) is an administrative subdivision, a raion of Brest Voblast, in Belarus. ...

Cities:

Belaazyorsk | Brest | Baranovichi | Biaroza | Davyd-Haradak | Drahichyn | Kamyanyets | Kobryn | Ivatsevichy | Kosova | Luninets | Ivanava | Hantsavichy | Lyahavichy | Malaryta | Mikashevichy | Pinsk | Pruzhany | Stolin | Vysokaye | Zhabinka Coat of arms Belaazyorsk (Belarusian: , Russian: ) is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ... Brest (Belarusian: , Russian: , Polish: ; Alternative names), formerly Brest-on-the-Bug and Brest-Litovsk, is a city (population 290,000 in 2004) in Belarus close to the Polish border where the Western Bug and Mukhavets Rivers meet. ... Baranovichi (Belarusian Баранавiчы | Baranavičy; Polish Baranowicze) is a city in the Brest voblast in western Belarus with a population of 173 000 (as of 1995). ... Biaroza (Belarusian: Бяро́за also Бяро́за-Карту́ская, Russian: Берёза, Polish: Bereza Kartuska) is a town of 31 000 inhabitants (1995) in Western Belarus in Brest voblast, center of the Biaroza rayon. ... Davyd-Haradak (Belarusian: ; Russian: ) is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ... Drahičyn (Belarusian: ) is a city in the Brest Province of Belarus, an administrative center of the Drahičyn district. ... Kamianiec (also spelled Kamenets) (Belarusian: Камяне́ц) is a town in the Brest oblast of Belarus and the center of the Kamianiec District. ... Kobryn (Belarusian: Ко́брынь, Ко́брын; Polish: KobryÅ„; Russian: Ко́брин) is a city in the Brest voblast of Belarus and the center of the Kobryn District. ... Ivacevičy (Belarusian: ) is a city in the Brest Province of Belarus, an administrative center of the Ivacevičy district. ... Kosova (also known as Mereszowszczyzna, Kossovo, Kosow, Kossov, Kossow, and Kossuv) is a small town in the Brest Province of Belarus, located at . ... Luninets (Belarusian: , Polish: ) is a town and administrative centre for the Luninets district in Brest Province, Belarus, before which it was in Poland (1540-1793, 1920-1939) and Russia and the Soviet Union (1793-1920, 1939-1941, 1944-1991). ... Ivanava or Janava (Belarusian: , Polish: ) is a city in the Brest Province of Belarus, an administrative center of the Ivanava district. ... Hancavičy (Belarusian: ) is a city in the Brest Province of Belarus, an administrative center of the Hancavičy district. ... Lyahavichy is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ... Malaryta is a city in Malaryta Raion in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ... Mikashevichy (Belarusian: , Russian: ) is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ... Coat of arms Pruzhany (Polish: ) is a town in Brest Voblast, Belarus. ... Stolin (Belarusian: Сто́лін; Russian: Сто́лин) is an old city, that grew up at the heart of Palesse on the river Horyn (Goryn), at the intersection of three roads, one leading northwards to Pinsk, two others eastwards to Davyd... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Zhabinka (Belarusian: ; Russian: ; Polish: ) is a city in the southwestern Belarusian voblast (province) of Brest. ...


Coordinates: 52°07′″N, 26°06′″E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Pinsk - LoveToKnow 1911 (242 words)
PINSK, a town of Russia, in the government of Minsk, at the confluence of the Strumen and Pina rivers, 196 m.
The town carries on considerable trade, due to the navigable river Pina, which connects it with the fertile regions in the basin of the Dnieper, and, by means of the Dnieper-and-Bug canal, with Poland and Prussia, while the Oginsky canal connects it with the basin of the Niemen.
Pinsk (Pinesk) is first mentioned in 1097 as a town belonging to Sviatopolk, prince of Kiev.
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