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History of Vawkavysk (Волковыск, Ваўкавы́ск) in photos

A small historical reference

Geography: Vawkavysk is one of the oldest towns in southwestern Belarus and the capital of the Vawkavysk district. It is located on the Wolkowyja River, roughly 98 kilometres (61 mi) from Grodno and 271 kilometres (168 mi) from Minsk.

Vawkavysk was first unofficially mentioned in the Turov Annals in 1005 and this year is widely accepted as the founding year for Vawkavysk. At that time Volkovysk was a city-fortress on the border of the Baltic and the Slavic ethnic groups. Since 12th century, Volkovysk was the center of a small princedom. The Hypatian Chronicle mentions the city in 1252.

Date of foundation:

History:

Population: 43 826

Sights:

Vawkavysk. Alexander street
Alexander street
Vawkavysk. Alexander street, city market, 1939
Alexander street, city market, 1939
Vawkavysk. Begin Market Street
Begin Market Street
Vawkavysk. Bulvarnaya street, 1925
Bulvarnaya street, 1925
Vawkavysk. Church of Saint Wenceslas, 1939
Church of Saint Wenceslas, 1939
Vawkavysk. Corner of Kremenitskaya Street and Alexandrovsky Lane, Magistrate, 1939
Corner of Kremenitskaya Street and Alexandrovsky Lane, Magistrate, 1939
Vawkavysk. Employees of the Locomotive Depot, 1908
Employees of the Locomotive Depot, 1908
Vawkavysk. General view, 1939
General view, 1939
Vawkavysk. Central Railway Station, 1910s
Central Railway Station, 1910s
Vawkavysk. Central Railway Station, 1925
Central Railway Station, 1925
Vawkavysk. Central Railway Station, militiaman
Central Railway Station, militiaman
Vawkavysk. Central Railway Station, on the platform
Central Railway Station, on the platform
Vawkavysk. Central station, water tower, 1925
Central station, water tower, 1925
Vawkavysk. Karl Marx Street, formerly Kostelnaya Street
Karl Marx Street, formerly Kostelnaya Street
Vawkavysk. Market Place, between 1915 and 1918
Market Place, between 1915 and 1918
Vawkavysk. Marketplace, 1916
Marketplace, 1916
Vawkavysk. Pervomayskaya street, house of household services population, between 1960 and 1970
Pervomayskaya street, house of household services population, between 1960 and 1970
Vawkavysk. Station 'City'
Station 'City'
Vawkavysk. Station street, between 1900 and 1915
Station street, between 1900 and 1915
Vawkavysk. Synagoga
Synagoga
Vawkavysk. Teachers Seminary, then was a military hospital (another floor was completed), 1915
Teachers Seminary, then was a military hospital (another floor was completed), 1915
Vawkavysk. Women's Teacher Seminary
Women's Teacher Seminary
Vawkavysk. Wide Street
Wide Street
Vawkavysk. Wide Street, Church, 1915
Wide Street, Church, 1915



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