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or Po·lotsk  (pô′lətsk)
A city of northern Belarus on the Western Dvina River northwest of Vitsyebsk. It was the capital of a principality of the same name from the 10th to the 13th century, when it passed to Lithuania. It was transferred to Russia in 1772.
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For example, the intellectual history of Ukraine in its contemporary implementation is usually originated from Ilarion of Kiev's Sermon on Law and Grace and Prayer; the Belarus thought originates it from the Life of Saint Euphrasinya of Polatsk.
If this stem was borrowed also by the Daugava and Gauja Livonians they must have accepted it no later than in the first half of the 11th century and not before the Vikings began to use the Daugava River as a waterway to what is now Polatsk in Belarus.
The three girls--Mariya Nikolova from Kazanlak, Bulgaria; Soo-Yun Ga from Bundang, South Korea; and Anna Kutuzova from Polatsk, Belarus--had won the grand prize in an international Earth Day art contest for children in the age groups 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15.