Milestones in History

Endured to the end. Memory of Belarusian New Martyrs

The departing April was filled with great church festivities: the Bright Resurrection of Christ (Easter), the Red Hill, the feast of the Holy Myrrh-Bearers ... And in Belarus, during the April services, three more holy martyrs are remembered and especially revered: "In the year of ungodly persecution"


Holy icons of Chernobyl

For 32 years that have passed since the Chernobyl catastrophe, images associated with Chernobyl appeared in the works of Belarusian, Ukrainian, Russian and even German icon painters


Jubilee of the writer: we remember the Belarusian authors who passed the Great Patriotic War

In March this year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of four Belarusian masters of the artistic expression


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


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


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


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


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


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


"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


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


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


"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


"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.


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


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!


"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


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


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


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).


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