)) is a city with about 400,000 inhabitants in Belarus
close to the border with Russia
. It is the capital of Vitsebsk voblast
Vitsebsk developed from a harbour on the Daugava River (in Belarusan: Dzvina).
Vitsebsk is the birth place of:
In January of 1991 Vitsebsk celebrated the first Marc Chagall Festival. In June of 1992, a monument to Chagall was erected in his native Pokrovskaja street and a memorial inscription was done on the wall of his house.