Film stills from Minsk from the 1964 film “Through the Cemetery”

Stills from Minsk from the 1964 film “Through the Cemetery”

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In the 60s of the last century, the film “Through the Cemetery”, based on the story of the same name by Pavel Nilin, was released on cinema screens. It's still interesting to watch the film today...
Urban village of Svir

Ordinary buildings of the 20th century in the urban village of Svir

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Svir is a medium-sized urban village that has a rich history and strong tourism potential. The town has its own “point of attraction” - an ancient church...
Theophilus Eugeniusz Boretti

Teofil Eugeniusz Boretti – photographer documenting Belarus at the end of the 19th century

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Taking up photography now and, for example, 100 years ago is a completely different matter. Any centuries-old photographs are highly valued among collectors and enthusiasts....
What does the common jay (Garrulus glandarius) look like?

What does a common jay bird look like?

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On the territory of almost all of Belarus there is a bright and beautiful bird - the common jay (Garrulus glandarius). Externally, the jay is recognizable and colorful: the birds are predominantly pinkish-brown...
Film crew of the film "Forest Story"

Film stills of Priluk and Minsk in the film “Forest Reality” of 1926

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"Forest Story" is in many ways a landmark film for our culture and history. This is the first Belarusian film officially released at the facilities of the future Belarusfilm company. Secondly...
Museum of Folk Architecture and Life "Ozertso"

Museum of Folk Architecture and Life “Ozertso”

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In the suburbs of Minsk, not far from the agricultural town of Ozertso, a museum of folk architecture and everyday life is spread over a vast territory. The ethnographic complex is an open-air exhibition....
What kind of bird is the waxwing (amylushka)?

What kind of bird is the waxwing (amylushka)?

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The waxwing (white - amyalushka) is a medium-sized songbird belonging to the order Passeriformes. Its proportions are comparable to the starling, but it stands out clearly in appearance....
Black-headed tit photo and description

Bird Black-headed Chickadee – description and photo

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The black-headed chickadee (lat. Poecile palustris), less commonly also called the marsh chickadee, is a small bird of the tit family. In size, the bird is inferior even to the tree sparrow...
Bird Pied Flycatcher

What does the pied flycatcher look like?

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The pied flycatcher (Ficedula hypoleuca) is a small bird of the flycatcher family, from the order Passeriformes. On the territory of Belarus, birch tree (this name is used less frequently) is widespread. The flycatcher has quite...
Amazing Yelnya swamp

Yelnya – a unique array of raised bogs

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The Yelnya Republican Nature Reserve today can be called one of the most popular tourist destinations in Belarus. People come here as actively as, for example, to Belovezhskaya Pushcha or...

What is interesting to see in Volkovysk and the surrounding area?

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Volkovysk is one of the oldest cities in Belarus, rich in legends and history, but what interesting things can you see here? This article takes a short tour of...

Castles and palaces of Belarus, which everyone should visit

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The castles of Belarus keep the centuries-old history of our country and attract many tourists, travelers and admirers of antiquity from all over the world. Of course, due to...

Ruins of a water mill in the village of Petrovshchina

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Not far from the village of Gorodok, Molodechno district, you can see the ruins of a water mill, which is often called the “Kalinovsky Mill”. The building is unfortunately very neglected, but is located in...

TOP 55 apps and websites for travelers 2024

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If you're planning a vacation, these travel apps and websites will help you plan your trip. The list will include convenient search engines for hotels, ...
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