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Vit·syebsk(vēt′syĭpsk) or Vi·tebsk (vē′tĭpsk)
A city of northeast Belarus on the Western Dvina River northeast of Minsk. First mentioned in 1021, it later passed to Lithuania (14th century), Poland (16th century), and Russia (18th century).
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