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Synonyms for Vilno

the capital and largest city of Lithuania

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Buturlin was entrusted by the tsar with finding out about the hetman's alliance with the Swedish king and the Transylvanian prince as well as about the reason for Cossacks campaigning against the Commonwealth, Russia's formal vassals thereby violating the Muscovite-Polish armistice of Vilno (1656).
Contradictions between organizers of congresses and the ministries arose when archaeologists tried to defend their professional interests--the right to organize regional offices for societies and to carry out public readings or congresses subordinated to local government, for example, as in Vilno.
Semyon Afanasich Vengerov, a relative of mine on my mother's side (the family in Vilno and school memories), understood nothing in Russian literature and studied Pushkin as a professional task, but "one thing" he understood.
I vividly recall a woman from Vilno, sent to Auschwitz for giving help to the partisans.
4) The ideological impulse that originated in Borokhov's vision was the driving force in the creation of Yiddish academic institutions in Eastern Europe after World Wa r I, not only of the YIVO institute in Vilno, but, in a form modified according to the Soviet Marxist doctrine, also of several institutes, cabinets, and university departments devoted to the study of "Yiddish Proletarian Culture" in the Soviet Union, the only country before World War II where Yiddish studies was integrated into the general academic institutional framework and funded by the state.
Born into an impoverished noble family, Mickiewicz studied at the University of Vilno (now in Vilnius, Lithuania), where he joined a secret patriotic student organization, the Filomaci, later incorporated into the Filareci.
Polish cities like Warsaw, Krakow, L'viv and above all Vilno, the Jerusalem of the north, had a Jewish population of 30 to 40 percent.