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posted on 01/15/2013 5:39:19 AM PST
("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
Velikiye Luki was a medieval Russian fortress near the borders with Livonia and Lithuania. It lay astride important trade routes. Originally it belonged to Pskov and later the Novgorod Republic, it was eventually absorbed into Russia. Unfortunately, the fortress, along with about everything else in the city, was destroyed during WWII. Today, it is a city of about 100,000 with some industry and a railroad junction.
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