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Milestones in History

Saint Athanasius of Brest: scientist, writer, composer

On August 2, the Russian Orthodox Church honors the memory of St. Athanasius of Brest (1595-1648), an outstanding ascetic, one of the founders of the secular literature of White Russia

02.08.2017

Pavel Sukhoi: The Legend of World Aviation

July 22 marks the 122nd anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Soviet aircraft designer, one of the founders of the national school of jet and supersonic aviation Pavel Osipovich Sukhoi

22.07.2017

"You will know them by business" This year marks the 25th anniversary of the glorification of Princess Elizabeth

Feodorovna as the Monk Martyrs, along with the nun Varvara, executed simultaneously with her in 1918. Monasteries and sisterhoods in the name of the holy martyrs Elizabeth and Barbara are now in Belarus and in Russia

20.07.2017

Memory of the steppe winds

During an official visit to Kazakhstan, Alexander Lukashenko handed over copies of archival documents to Nursultan Nazarbayev for the Memorial Complex for the Remembrance of Victims of Political Repressions and Totalitarianism, which is located on the site of the largest Soviet women's camp - Akmola Camp of Wives of Traitors to the Motherland. Abbreviated - "ALZHIR": one of the most terrible islands of the Gulag

17.07.2017

Yazep Drozdovich: the life of the Belarusian Da Vinci

An artist and an astronomer, a pacifist and a writer who died in poverty, and only decades later he gained fame as a genius (part 2)

12.07.2017

Yazep Drozdovich: the life of the Belarusian Da Vinci

An artist and an astronomer, a pacifist and a writer who died in poverty and only after many decades gained fame as a genius (part 1)

07.07.2017

Arseny Tarkovsky. Shard of the Silver Age

On June 25, the literary world celebrates the 110th anniversary of the birth of the outstanding Russian poet and translator Arseniy Aleksandrovich Tarkovsky

27.06.2017

Andrey Nekrasov: in search of adventure

June 22 marks the 110th anniversary of the birth of the Soviet writer and essayist, the literary "pope" of the famous Captain Vrungel

21.06.2017

The city is like a song

The stories of creating many masterpieces are often associated with legends and folk legends, and sometimes with intricacies of amazing circumstances. Simply put - mysticism. There is a mystical flair and the famous song "Vologda" - one of the most popular domestic hits for decades

15.06.2017

Don Quixote of Russian Literature

May 31 marks the 125th anniversary of the birth of Konstantin Paustovsky, a man of exceptionally happy writer's destiny, a master of the Russian word that received worldwide recognition

01.06.2017

First teachers of all Slavs

On May 24, the Orthodox Church honors the memory of the great enlighteners of the Holy Equal-to-the-Apostles Cyril and Methodius, and in many Slavic countries the Days of Slavic Writing and Culture

25.05.2017

Zhirovitsky image: five centuries of a shrine

Among the miraculous icons that have been shown on the territory of Belaya Rus, Zhirovitskaya (or Zhirovichskaya) icon of the Most Holy Theotokos is one of the most revered

24.05.2017

Three holy images

In the last days of April, Belarusians especially celebrate the days of veneration of their "own" icons of the Mother of God, named according to the place of their acquisition: Belynichskaya (April 25), Vaskovskaya-Fomina (April 23) and Cesar-Borovskaya (April 22)

05.05.2017

The moment of truth in August of the 44th

The filming site of Mikhail Ptashuk's picture "In August of the 44th ..." turned into an arena to confront the director, producer and script writer. It would seem that the prospects could be very sad. However, the film has become the best military blockbuster of recent decades

05.05.2017

Spring was called - it's time to consecrate a willow!

The seventh of April, on Friday - the feast of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which has long been considered the beginning of all other Orthodox holidays in the Orthodox church calendar

07.04.2017

American Muromets

90 years ago, on April 7, 1927, the American scientist Herbert Ives managed to organize the first public television broadcasting at a great distance. The Americans were then terribly proud of their novelty and somehow did not particularly spread that her father was a Russian with a difficult-to-pronounce name - Zvorykin, sponsored by the Belarusian Sarnoff

03.04.2017

Marc Chagall: an artist dedicated to Vitebsk

On March 28, 1985 the famous artist, born in Belarus, died

27.03.2017

Invincible Victory

The whole Christian world honors the miraculous icon of Our Lady "of Czestochowa," and a special celebration of this image of the Blessed Virgin takes place annually on March 19 Belarus, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Ukraine.

20.03.2017

All legends of Great Lent

Lent began in the cities and towns of Russia and Belarus (and throughout the Orthodox world) on February 27. It will last for seven weeks and will end on Easter, April 16. There are many curious legends - folk and chronicles - about how the glorified ancestors of today's Russians and Belarusians spent the strict time of fasting

07.03.2017

To his mother-in-law on pancakes

In Russia, Belarus and some other Slavic peoples from Monday begins mischievous, songs and gastronomic week - Shrove Tuesday. At the very end, on Forgiveness Sunday, February 26 honest people will see off winter, burn her straw man and ahead of time, from afar to meet spring. Winter was an early and long, so maybe spring red hastened with his advent?

20.02.2017

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