Milestones in History

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


Marc Chagall: an artist dedicated to Vitebsk

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


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.


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


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


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