Introduction of Rovno
City and capital of Rovno oblast, Ukraine, approximately 110 mi NE of Lviv. Originally a Ukrainian community dating from c. 1280, it prospered as a trading center in the later Middle Ages. Part of Russia in 1793, it reverted to Poland in 1921 but was taken over by the Soviets in 1939. It was held by the Germans from 1941 to 1944 during World War II.