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Стоўбцы (Belarusian)
Столбцы (Russian)
View of Stowbtsy in 2011
View of Stowbtsy in 2011
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Coat of arms of Stowbtsy
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Country Belarus
Region Minsk Region
Raion Stowbtsy/Stolbtsy Raion
First mentioned 1511
 • Total 15,400[1]

Stowbtsy (Belarusian: Стоўбцы, Stoŭbcy, Belarusian pronunciation: [ˈstowpt͡sɨ]) or Stolbtsy (Russian: Столбцы; IPA: [stɐlˈptsɨ]; Polish: Stołpce; Yiddish: סטויבץSteibtz) is a town in Minsk Region, Belarus, the administrative center of the Stowbtsy Raion (Stolbtsy district). It is located at the Neman River. The population is approximately 15,400.


The city was founded in 1593.[2] For a long time it was a shtetl with significant Jewish population.

In August 1924, while Stowbtsy was part of the Second Polish Republic, the town was the site of a Soviet-Polish border incident in which a company of Soviet raiders attacked its police station and government building in order to free two imprisoned communist activists (see Soviet raid on Stołpce).[3]


  1. Фотодесант высадился в Столбцах (Russian)
  2. Латушкін А. Заснаванне г. Стоўбцы (Свержна), Верхняе Панямонне. Вып. 1. Мінск 2012. С. 7-29
  3. David R. Stone, "The August 1924 Raid on Stolptsy, Poland, and the Evolution of Soviet Active Intelligence, Intelligence and National Security, vol. 21, no. 3 (June 2006), pp. 331-341


  • Верхняе Панямонне: альманах лакальнай гісторыі. Вып. 1. Мінск: І.П. Логвінаў. 2012. ISBN 978-985-6991-72-4.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>.

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