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see SovetskSovetsk
, formerly Tilsit
, town (1989 pop. 41,900), NW European Russia, on the Neman River at the mouth of the Tilse. It is a rail junction, a river port, and an industrial and commercial center in an agricultural area.
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until 1946, the name of the city of Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, RSFSR.

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At Einsatzkommando Tilsit's first execution on 24 June, and after securing the burial site, the condemned were instructed to walk towards the tank trap.
Other exhibits consisted of: fruits dried in the dryer from Gherghita such are: apricots without kernels, sour cherries, apples, soup vegetables, etc.; sheep wool samples from the breeds tzurcana and prime wool sheep, washed and unwashed, carded and spun, dairy products from the Peris milk factory on the Cocioc Domain such as: Peris butter, Cocioc cream, Cocioc Brie, Tilsit, milk and butter milk.
(97) However, after the delegation visited the territory of Kukernese (today Jasnoje) which they liked very much, the trip did not continue as planned to Insterburg (today Tschernjachowsk) and Tilsit (today Sowetsk).
A set of 2 original antique maps that can be joined together to one very large 2-sheet map of an area of Lithuania and Eastern Prussia (Russian province of Kaliningrad) stretching from Klaipeda (Memel) in the north to Goldap in the south (a town on the Polish--Russian (Kaliningrad) border, Tilsit (Sovetsk) and Gumbinnen (Gusev).
Speaking before the Senate on 4 July, Secretary of State Count Pierre Daru repeated Napoleons accusations against Russia: "At Tilsit, Russia promised unconditionally to accept the wise plan to rid the continent of English influence and to force this power to return to those principles most in accord with the rights of nations.
On the 13th of June the French and Russian Emperors met at Tilsit. Boris Drubetskoy had asked the dignitary for whom he worked to include him in the entourage appointed for Tilsit.
The topics, however, are as varied as late Latin inscriptions, church organs in the sixteenth century, the 1807 Treaty of Tilsit and seaside resorts.
The daily Izvestiya wrote: "It is joyful to see the dead Prussian in his own land--at Tilsit, near Konigsberg, on the road leading to Berlin.
After the Peace of Tilsit in 1807, Napoleon controlled most of Europe.