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Postcard from Druskininkai - blue Orthodox Church, probably for Russian community, as it is written and spoken inside only in Russian.

Some informations about Driskininkai from Wikipedia:


Druskininkai is a spa town on the Nemunas River in southern Lithuania, close to the borders of Belarus and Poland. In 1837 czar Nicholas I of Russia bestowed upon Druskininkai the status of a spa, and construction of pensions and hostels started.
The spa became popular in many parts of the former Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. By the beginning of the 20th century the Druskininkai spa became one of the most popular resorts in the area, with tourists and convalescents coming from all over the world. It also became a place of summer residence for the middle class of Vilnius, Warsaw and Moscow.

After World War I the town became part of Poland. Its popularity was increased by the patronage of Jzef Piłsudski, who spent most of his summer holidays there and promoted the development of the area. and the town became more accessible to the general public.

After Poland was invaded in September 1939, the town was briefly incorporated into the Belarusian SSR as raion center in Belostok Oblast. However, in 7 September 1940, Stalin transferred Druskininkai to Lithuania which in turn was annexed in August of the following year and incorporated into the Soviet Union. It was occupied by Nazi Germany in 23 June 1941 and was part of Bezirk Bialystok. It was occupied again by Red Army in 14 July 1944 and passed to Lithuanian SSR.

Despite damage inflicted during World Wars, the city features houses and villas reflecting all periods of its development - Russian, Polish and Lithuanian.

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