Polatsk(redirected from Palteskja)
Po·latskor 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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