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Milestones in History

The Rozhkovskaya Savior

Entering the Kazan temple of Rozhkovka village, people first gratefully grasp the wonderworking shrine of the local places - the Rozhkov Icon of the Mother of God. The appearance of this image on September 28, 1942 in the sky over Rozhkovka saved the lives of 276 peasants, sentenced by the Germans to be shot

10.03.2018

Yehuda Pan. The Mystery of Death

March 1 is the anniversary of the death of Yudel (Yehuda) Moiseevich Pan, a wonderful artist, teacher Mark Chagall and the founder of the first private school of drawing in Belarus

06.03.2018

Lev Artsimovich: physicist with the soul of the lyric poetry

February 25 marks the 109th anniversary of the birth of the famous Soviet physicist, whose family came from an ancient Polish-Belorussian family

20.02.2018

The typography of the Kutain Orsha Monastery: how it was

Four centuries ago the history of the creation of the Cyrillic printing house on the basis of the Orthodox monastery in Kuteyno began

16.02.2018

Leon Bakst. An artist who did not deserve fame

In 1866, on February 8, in Grodno, Belarus, a man was born, thanks to which Russian art acquired worldwide fame

08.02.2018

In the Atlas of the Brest-Litovsk Fortress archival materials came out that were classified as "Secret"

Presentation of the book "The Atlas of the Brest-Litovsk Fortress:" Volume 3. Fortune Period (1876-1915) "was held in Minsk. This is the first scientific publication on the history of the legendary historical object

05.02.2018

"I do not recognize myself as guilty in the charges against me"

Zhirovichi is the birthplace of one of the priests, celebrated in the assembly of the New Martyrs and Confessors of the Russian Orthodox Church - St. Joseph (Schensnovych). The birthplace - Grodno region - was perhaps the main reason for the persecution of the NKVD and the execution of this saint who served in the churches of Moscow and the Moscow region

18.01.2018

Constantia Builo. "I would use the magic of gargling"

January 14 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of a remarkable Belarusian poetess, who is called the pioneer of female love poetry in national literature

12.01.2018

Grigory Rapota: "This is the work of remarkable authors who raised a huge layer of documents"

A presentation of the book by Anatoly Sharkov and Elena Khoroshevich "The Headquarters of the Supreme Commander of the Russian Army during the First World War in Events and Faces" was held in the All Saints Church in Minsk

14.12.2017

"King Boris is ahead of his time"

With these words, today's residents of Andorra remember a short stay on the royal throne in their small country of His Majesty Boris I, a native of the Belarusian town of Lida, named Boris Mikhailovich Skosyrev

15.11.2017

"And the light shines in the darkness ..."

From the depths of the centuries we shine with the miraculous glow of the Ephesus-Korsun-Polotsk-Toropets Icon of the Mother of God, revered in the Orthodox world as a miraculous (celebration - October 22). How does this great Belarusian and Russian relic have so many names? The history of the holy image of the Theotokos is surrounded by signs and events of historical importance.

21.10.2017

Andrei Rublev: "In the joy of Paradise invoking"

Today, his work is taken for the standard of the church of ancient Russian art, in old manuscripts he is called the ascetic and the visionary, "all superior to the wisdom in the wisdom", and for several centuries in succession it follows the glory of the first icon painter in Russia

17.10.2017

Laying down souls for their friends: the pioneers-heroes

Once, every schoolboy in Russia, Belarus and other union republics knew the names of Marat Kazeya, Zina Portnova, Loni Golikov and Vali Kotik - and these names were admired. Still, these guys from 14 to 16 years bravely fought with the Nazi invaders, were awarded the title of Hero of the Soviet Union!

10.10.2017

"We collect diligently the letters, fix the registers, interlace the sheets ..."

On October 6, employees of archival institutions of the Republic of Belarus celebrate their professional holiday

09.10.2017

Maxim Tank: People's Song of Belarus

September 17 marked the 105th anniversary of the birth of the famous Soviet Belarusian classic, whose poetic work is as talented, so deeply national

18.09.2017

People from the Great War

The history of the group of Belarusian guerrillas, which during the occupation of Minsk was responsible for informing the Center about the situation in the city and the movements of German troops and supplies

11.09.2017

The lamp of the Belarusian land

On September 9, Orthodox Belarusians together with many Russian co-religionists celebrate the day of memory of one of the most revered saints of eastern Belarus - the righteous John Kormyansky (1837-1917).

09.09.2017

Belarusian shrines revealed in August

The history of the three miraculous images of the Blessed Virgin Mary

28.08.2017

Touch the Sacraments of Heaven

Every year on the third Sunday in August, Belarus marks the Day of the Air Force

20.08.2017

Peterhof: to eclipse Versailles

In August 1723 the residence of Peter I on the shore of the Gulf of Finland was opened

15.08.2017

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