Milestones in History

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).


Belarusian shrines revealed in August

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


Touch the Sacraments of Heaven

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


Peterhof: to eclipse Versailles

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


The genius of the European investigation

Arkady Frantsevich Koshko, the greatest detective of the Russian Empire and Europe of the early 20th century - a native of White Russia. He comes from the village of Brozhka in Mogilev region. This year marks 150 years since the birth of this legendary fighter against crime


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


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


"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


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


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)


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)


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


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


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


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


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


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


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)


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


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


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