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Polochans (Полочане in Russian) were a tribe of early East Slavs, who inhabited the area in the middle of the Western Dvina in the 9th century. Alternative meaning: inhabitants of Polotsk. Viewed historically or developmentally, a tribe consists of a social formation existing before the development of, or outside of, states. ... The East Slavs are the ethnic group that evolved into the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples. ... The Daugava or Western Dvina (Russian: За́падная Двина́, Belarusan: Дзьвіна́, Latvian: Daugava, German: Düna, Polish Dźwina) is a river rising in the Valdai Hills flowing through Russia and Belarus, to drain into the Gulf of Riga, an arm of the Baltic Sea at Riga, Latvia. ... ( 8th century - 9th century - 10th century - other centuries) Events Beowulf might have been written down in this century, though it could also have been in the 8th century Reign of Charlemagne, and concurrent (and controversially labeled) Carolingian Renaissance in western Europe Viking attacks on Europe begin Oseberg ship burial The... Polatsk (Belarusian: По́лацак, По́лацк; Polish: Połock, also spelt as Polacak; Russian: По́лоцк, also transliterated as Polotsk, Polotzk, Polock) is the most historic city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina river. ...

They are mentioned in the Primary Chronicle, which explains that the name "polochans" derived from the Polota River, Western Dvina's tributary. It further says that Krivichs were descendants of Polochans. The lands of the Polochans spanned towards the upper reaches of the Svisloch River on the south and along the left bank of the Berezina River to the lands of the Dregovichs. The Polochan lands bordered with the following tribes: The Russian Primary Chronicle (Russian: Повесть временных лет, Povest vremennykh let, which is often translated in English as Tale of Bygone Years), is a history of the early East Slavic state, Kievan Rus, from around 850 to 1110. ... Polota ([Po-lo-tä], Belarusian: Палата́ (Palata)) is a tributary of Dvina. ... A tributary (or affluent or confluent) is a contributory stream, a river that does not reach the sea, but joins another major river (a parent river), to which it contributes its waters, swelling its discharge. ... Svislach (Свiслач, Russian: Свислочь, Svisloch) is a river in Belarus, a right tributary of the Berezina River. ... Categories: Rivers of Belarus | Belarus-related stubs ... The Dregovichs or (more correct) Dregovichi (Дреговичи, Dregovichi in Russian; Дреговичі, Drehovychi in Ukrainian) were a tribe of Early East Slavs, which inhabited the territories down the stream of the Pripyat River and northern parts of the Right-bank Dnieper river (the borders of the tribes domain are still not eastablished...

The Polochan tribe was one of the tribes which would later form the Principality of Polotsk. The view of Smolensk in 1912 Smolensk (Russian: Смоленск;, Belarusian: Смаленск) is a city in western Russia, located on the Dniepr river at 54. ... Izborsk (И́зборск) is an old Russian town to the west of Pskov and just to the east from the Estonian border. ... Velikiy Novgorod (Но́вгород) is the foremost historic city of North-Western Russia, situated on the highway (and railway) connecting Moscow and St Petersburg. ... The Slavic peoples are the most numerous ethnic and linguistic body of peoples in Europe. ... Polatsk (Belarusian: По́лацак, По́лацк; Polish: Połock, also spelt as Polacak; Russian: По́лоцк, also transliterated as Polotsk, Polotzk, Polock) is the most historic city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina river. ...

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In the 9th century, the Polans were ruled by the Khazars and had to pay tribute to them.
In the 860s, the Varangians arrived and organized a few successful military campaigns against the Byzantine Empire, the Pechenegs and the Polochans.
In the 880s, the land of the Polans was conquered by the Prince of Novgorod Oleg and would become the nucleus and the centripetal force of the Rus statehood.
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