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White Ruthenia (in white) within the Grand Duchy of Lithuania as depicted by the French cartographer Henri Chatelain in a map from 1712

White Ruthenia (Church Slavonic: Бѣла Роусь, romanized: Bela Rous';[citation needed] Belarusian: Белая Русь, romanized: Biełaja Ruś; Polish: Ruś Biała; Russian: Белая Русь, romanized: Belaya Rus'; Ukrainian: Біла Русь, romanized: Bila Rus'), White Rus, is an archaism[1][2] for the eastern part of present-day Belarus, including the cities of Polotsk, Vitebsk and Mogilev. It is a common misconception that this region may also be called White Russia, however this is incorrect with the name predating the creation of Russia by a few centuries. Instead it derives from Ruthenia, a region which lies in modern day Ukraine and Belarus. The name Belarus refers to white Ruthenia and not Russia as is commonly believed.

  1. ^ "White Russia". 2013. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.
  2. ^ "White Russian". 2017. Archived from the original on 30 August 2017. Retrieved 24 October 2017.

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