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Brest Litovsk

Brest Litovsk, a town of European Russia, in the government of, and about 120 miles S. of, Grodno, 132 miles from Warsaw, and 682 from Moscow, at the junction of the Moukhavetz and the Boug. It has, or had, a considerable proportion of Jews in its population. It is the seat of an Armenian Catholic bishopric, and has a fortress and military school. The town possesses cloth factories and tanneries. Souwaroff gained a victory here in 1791 over the Poles.