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  • proper n. Literal name of Belarus, a country in Eastern Europe.

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  • n. a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet


Calque from Russian Белая Русь (Bélaja Rus’). (Wiktionary)


  • Between the Panzers and their depots lay two hundred miles of White Russia and the whole of eastern Poland.


  • Yet, barbarous and horrific though it was, the first impact of the Soviet armies on Germany will not stand comparison with the Nazi conduct in Poland in 1939, or in White Russia and the Baltic provinces in 1941.


  • Then, following the Nazi-Soviet pact of August 1939 and the agreement to partition Poland, the Red Army had deserted its fixed defences in White Russia and pushed westward, up to and beyond the line of the river Bug.


  • White Russia (see Heimbucher, "Die Orden und Kongregationen", l01,

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • The 29th Motorised, which had led Guderian's Panzer group across White Russia in the summer of 1941, one of the finest units in the German Army, was finally destroyed.


  • [As, for example, the 29th Motorised, which had led Guderian's drive across White Russia the previous year.


  • Without consulting the pope, she erected the Diocese of White Russia with Mohileff as its see (1772), and appointed as first bishop

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 10: Mass Music-Newman


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