Stowbtsy

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Stowbtsy
Стоўбцы (Belarusian)
Столбцы (Russian)
Town
View of Stowbtsy in 2011
View of Stowbtsy in 2011
Flag of Stowbtsy
Flag
Coat of arms of Stowbtsy
Coat of arms
Coordinates: 53°29′N 26°44′E / 53.483°N 26.733°E / 53.483; 26.733Coordinates: 53°29′N 26°44′E / 53.483°N 26.733°E / 53.483; 26.733
Country Belarus
Region Minsk Region
Raion Stowbtsy/Stolbtsy Raion
First mentioned 1511
Population
 • Total 15,400[1]

Stowbtsy (Belarusian: Стоўбцы, Stoŭbcy, Belarusian pronunciation: [ˈstowpt͡sɨ]) or Stolbtsy (Russian: Столбцы; IPA: [stɐlpˈt͡sɨ]; Polish: Stołpce; Yiddish: Steibtz) is a town in Minsk Region, Belarus, the administrative center of the Stowbtsy Raion (Stolbtsy district). It is located at the Neman River. The population is approximately 15,400.

History[edit]

The city was founded in 1593.[2] For a long time it was a shtetl with significant Jewish population.

In August 1924, while Stowbtsy was part of the Second Polish Republic, the town was the site of a Soviet-Polish border incident in which a company of Soviet raiders attacked its police station and government building in order to free two imprisoned communist activists (see Soviet raid on Stołpce).[3]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Фотодесант высадился в Столбцах (Russian)
  2. ^ Латушкін А. Заснаванне г. Стоўбцы (Свержна), Верхняе Панямонне. Вып. 1. Мінск 2012. С. 7-29
  3. ^ David R. Stone, "The August 1924 Raid on Stolptsy, Poland, and the Evolution of Soviet Active Intelligence, Intelligence and National Security, vol. 21, no. 3 (June 2006), pp. 331-341

Bibliography[edit]

  • Верхняе Панямонне: альманах лакальнай гісторыі. Вып. 1. Мінск: І.П. Логвінаў. 2012. ISBN 978-985-6991-72-4. .

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