Milestones in History

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?


Mikhail Savitsky: the artist who wrote about the opposition of light and darkness

18 February Belarus marks the 95th anniversary of the birth of one of the really significant artists that represents an entire era. The role of Mikhail Savitsky in the history of art is exceptional. None of the Belarusian artists did not reach such heights of recognition, becoming a national artist of the USSR, Hero of Belarus and one of the symbol of the Belarusian art of the twentieth century


Valenty William Vankovich: back to basics

February 14, 1800 was born founder of the Belarusian school of portraiture


Yehuda Peng: the founder of the Vitebsk art school

In late February 1937, 80 years ago, died tragically in Vitebsk People's Artist of Belarus, a student of Ilya Repin, the famous founder of the Vitebsk art school Yehuda (Judel) Pen. Among his pupils - the famous avant-garde artist Marc Chagall


Rimma Kazakova "Remember me without sadness ..."

January 27, 2017 marks 85 years since the birth of a classic Soviet-Russian poetry, the author of many songs Rimma Kazakova


Chelyuskinskaya epic: a feat that can not be undone

In the center of Minsk city stretches Park named after the legendary explorers of the North - the crew of the icebreaker "Chelyuskin" and members of the scientific expedition Schmidt. In Belarus, they honor the heroism of Soviet polar explorers, because he led the march through the ice of their fellow countryman


When they came to the Christmas holidays - then come and matchmakers

Since the dawn of the century in Russia and in Belarus days from the 7th to the 19th of January (New Style, of course) filled with the great church festivals and events, and for so many people - momentous changes in personal life


The first printer of the glorious city of Polotsk

In 2017, Belarus and the whole world will celebrate the 500th anniversary of the release of the first printed book of Francis Skaryna - the first printer, philosopher, humanist and scientist


Came yuletide - come and matchmakers

Since the dawn of the century in Russia and in Belarus days from the 7th to the 19th of January (New Style, of course) filled with the great church festivals and events, and for so many people - momentous changes in personal life


From Nicholas to the Epiphany - sheer fun

Catholics, Uniates, Protestants - in short, all those who are called Christians in Belarus, Western-style, celebrate Christmas. This festival they - the longest in the year, for Christmas time, "holy days" began in Western Christians already on December 19 and will end on January 6, on Catholic Baptism of our Lord Jesus. And then the festive "baton" taken up by the Orthodox believers: their January 6 - Christmas Eve, 7th - Christmas, and then - 12 days of Christmas time, according to the number of the Apostles


Belarusian Gulliver from the frigate "Pallada"

Belarusian traveler Fate, orientalist, diplomat, linguist and scientist Osip (Joseph) Goshkevich (1815 (14) -. 1875) is full of adventure and struggle, perseverance and not easy to win on the chosen field


Maxim Bogdanovich: Belarusians from the shore of the Volga

125 years since the birth of Belarusian literature classics celebrated December 9


Victor Dragunsky: he is alive and glows

Some facts from the biography of the Soviet writer - a native of Belarus


Kupyatitskaya icon: the oldest of all Belarus Marian images

November 28 believers the Belarusian land, and all Orthodox Christians revere Kupyatitskuyu icon of the Mother of God - the oldest and most unusual in their artistic embodiment.


"The Road to Calvary": The First World War on the ground in Belarus

Establish the chronology of some events of 1914-1918


Riddle of Cherskiy

Name the great explorer of the vast expanses of Siberia, Ivan Cherskiy known to every resident of Yakutia, Kolyma region, Irkutsk and Omsk oblastey.Ne find another such pioneer, after which it would be called as geographical objects


Mihas Charot: a gift, a life-threatening

November 7 marks the 120th anniversary of the Belarusian poet, playwright, public and cultural figures


Shrine, acquired in Belarus

In October, the Belarusian Orthodox believers celebrate the days of special reverence of several miraculous icons of the Holy Mother. They are united by the fact that at different times and under different circumstances, they were revealed to people in different areas of White Russia


Moscow in October 41st: to defend the capital

75 years ago, in October 1941, white stone, survived, perhaps the most dramatic page in the history of its existence, it has stood against the powerful onslaught of the German fascist invaders


Feast of the Protection of the Orthodox

No number of churches, chapels, monasteries and hermitages dedicated to the holiday of the Holy Virgin. In the church calendar, he named one of the great festivals, and the people venerated as almost the main day of autumn. And so - that in Russia, in Belarus. However, note the "Pokrovka" (Belarusian Pakri Zeno) is still a little differently


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