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Orsha

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Orsha is a city in Vitebsk Oblast, Belarus.

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Orsha is an active railroad hub.

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  • 1 Church of the Nativity of the Theotokos. The 17th-century church was destroyed in the Soviet times and rebuilt anew in its original form.
  • 2 Church of St. Joseph. A Late Baroque church built in 1808. Altered in the 20th century.

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  • 3 Uladzimir Karatkevich Museum. A small museum dedicated to a native of Orsha, poet and historical novellist Uladzimir Karatkevich (1930-1984). His "King Stakh's Wild Hunt", a sort of a gothic detective story in a 19th-century setting, is widely loved by Belarusian readers, and is translated into English.

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