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(Russian ˈvitɪpsk)
(Placename) a city in E Belarus, a port on the Dvina river: taken by Russia in 1772. Pop: 344 000 (2005 est)


(ˈvi tɛpsk)

a city in NE Belorussia, on the Dvina River. 347,000.
References in classic literature ?
We have abandoned Vilna and Vitebsk and shall abandon Drissa.
Vitebsky municipal communal unitary production enterprise of water and wastewater services UE Vitebskvodokanal , hereinafter referred to as the Employer , intends using part of the proceeds of a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (the Bank) and grant from the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida) towards the cost of Vitebsk Wastewater Project.
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His early, lyrical Jeune fille au cheval of 1927-29 is a characteristically fantastical and misty-eyed evocation of love and reverie, an apparition of a flower-clad, bare-breasted woman sitting cross-legged on a horse serenaded by an airborne fiddler, set against his beloved hometown of Vitebsk.
Bakhtin was in Vitebsk at the time, a city in Belarus (at the time of Bakhtin it was already a Soviet republic) founded in 947, even before Moscow.
Indeed, Vitebsk is Copland's only explicitly "Jewish" work, and his borrowing of folk tunes, Murchison explains, "was like working with jazz, and later, cowboy songs and Anglo-American ballads and hymns .
Four large canvases are placed equidistantly between window recesses along the outside wall, while there are many other pleasures to discover - the surprisingly tiny Acrobat; a series of unexpected nude studies; the powerful visual punch of his Jew in Red, and the understated artwork of his enforced (by war) sojourn in hometown Vitebsk.
Valentina Terechkova est citoyenne d'honneur de 15 villes du monde : Kalouga et Iaroslavl en Russie, Vitebsk en Bielorussie, Baikonour et Karaganda au Kazakhstan, Gumri en Armenie, Montreuil et Drancy en France, Montgomery en Grande-Bretagne, Polizzi Generosa en Italie, Darkhan en Mongolie, Sofia, Bourgas,Petric, Stara Zagora, Pleven et Varna en Bulgarie et Bratislava en Slovaquie.
In the first week of July, the UAE squad will travel to the Belarusian city of Vitebsk to participate in the Belarus International Tournament, which also features Turkey, Holland, Ukraine, Iran and the hosts.
BCDP activist Andrei Gaidukov, 22, was detained in Vitebsk and immediately sent to a KGB pretrial detention center in Minsk, party coordinator Tatyana Severinets said.
A football team consisting entirely of young men who have lost their eyesight has formed in Vitebsk, northern Belarus.
In 1919, while directing the art school at Vitebsk, Malevich and his younger colleague set up 'UNOVIS' (acronym for Champions of the New Art), to take Suprematism, as a new form of painting radically dependent upon discriminating intuition, evangelically 'out there.