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The shtetl of Monastyrshchina also belonged to Mstislavl District (uyezd) of Mogilev Province (gubernia) and had one of the most uniform Jewish population.

According to "audit" of 1847 its Jewish community totaled to 864. In 1897, according to that year's census, it equaled 2179 (out of a total population of 2696).To see Monastyrshchina on the original Russian map of Mogilev gubernia (under #25), click here .