Austria, Belarus, eastern expansion, Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Lithuania, Novgorod, Poland, Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, Russian invasion Ukraine, Smolensk, Treaty of Polyanovka, Ukraine, western expansion
“Władysław IV Vasa[a] or Ladislaus IV of Poland (9 June 1595 – 20 May 1648) was King of Poland, Grand Duke of Lithuania and claimant of the thrones of Sweden and Russia, who ruled from 1632 until his death in 1648. Władysław IV was the eldest son of Sigismund III Vasa and his first wife, Anna of Austria…” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Władysław_IV_Vasa
“Matas Maldeikis MP @MatasMaldeikis If Russia revokes her 1991 recognition of Lithuania’s independence, Lithuania will revoke the 1634 Treaty of Polyanovka and demand that Putin submits to the authority of Władysław IV and returns all occupied territories to the Grand Duchy. Smolensk is Lithuania!” (June 9, 2022)
“Matas Maldeikis MP @MatasMaldeikis
BREAKING: I demand the immediate withdrawl of Russian troops from the historical sphere of influence of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, including #Belarus and #Ukraine. Russia’s westward expansion since the annexation of Novgorod in 1478 is an outrageous provocation.
@RussiaMfa” (January 25, 2022)
“Matas Maldeikis MP @MatasMaldeikis Jan 25
Replying to @MatasMaldeikis
Hey #Russia, one more thing. When you signed the Treaty of Polyanovka in 1645 you quite clearly promised NO WESTWARD EXPANSION into Polish-Lithuanian territory. So why do you have nuclear bombers in Smolensk? @mfa_russia @POTUS @trussliz @prezydentpl @GitanasNauseda” (January 25, 2022)
“Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth (1619)” CC-BY-SA Derivative works of https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Rzeczpospolita2nar.png Modified with old names added directly on map.