It turns out that in the Kirovsky district, Mogilev region, there is an exemplary agricultural town Belarus - Myshkovichi. Here, in 1931, a collective farm was formed with the cinematic name “Dawn“, which was originally planned to be one of the best in the entire union. Thanks to this decision, even after almost 100 years and a series of various historical events, Myshkovichi look interesting and unusual. But is there in this agro-town historical objects Or is it a purely Soviet legacy?

Kolkhoz Rassvet Myshkovichi

In the annals, a village called Myshkovichi is found in the first half of the 16th century, but most likely it was a small settlement with a couple of huts. On old maps, on the site of today's agricultural town, you can see several settlements: Dobrica, Kocherichi and Popovshchina. The largest of which is Kocherichi, was a gentry estate, which included the village of Myshkovichi.

Myshkovichi, Belarus

Probably the original owners were representatives of the genus Lanevsky Wolves. There is no mention of their palaces and estates, so probably there was nothing like this in the town. But there were several small enterprises and as many as 2 mills.

What to see in the agricultural town of Myshkovichi

At the end of the 19th century, the Myshkovichi got Victor Alexandrovich von Goyer. He and his descendants owned the estate until 1917.

I have an assumption that the buildings in the photo below were built just when von Goirach.

Unusual house in Myshkovichi

This whole complex is somewhat reminiscent of a distillery or a factory. Unfortunately, I did not find any reliable information.

Former farmstead in Myshkovichi

If everything is complicated and confusing with the historical heritage, then the Soviet part of Myshkovichi has clear dates and a description.

Agricultural town Myshkovichi

After the war, the collective farm developed at an impressive pace, the accompanying infrastructure appeared, and interesting houses for workers were built. With its architecture and buildings, Myshkovichi resembled typical American towns rather than the Soviet hinterland.

At the central crossroads there is a tall stele with the Order of Lenin and a clock - the visiting card of the Myshkoviches.

Stella in Myshkovichi

Behind the bust of the Hero of the USSR and Hero of Socialist Labor Kirill Prokofievich Orlovsky, a local Palace of culturebuilt in 1976. You would never expect to see a building of this size in an agricultural town.

Bust of Orlovsky in Myshkovichi

Myshkovichi as a whole are strongly knocked out of the accepted architecture of that time. Perhaps this is the merit of the venerable architect Georgy Zaborsky (he has dozens of projects of significant objects on his account Minsk), perhaps the progressiveness of the head of the collective farm Starovoitov Vasily Konstantinovich.

House of Culture in Myshkovichi

Next to the Palace of Culture is a local hotel, a restaurant and a memorial of Glory, established in 1983.

Military monument in Myshkovichi

Behind this military monument is another rare attraction for agro-towns - fountain. And besides, not the most common.

An unusual fountain in the agricultural town of Myshkovichi

It is not surprising that in the second half of the 20th century, many commercials and original advertising plots were shot about the Rassvet collective farm. The dream of building an ideal settlement troubled the minds of Soviet leaders. Have Myshkovichi become such a place? It's better to ask the locals.

Myshkovichi are located just a couple of kilometers from the district center and not far from Bobruisk, so if you are in these parts - I recommend to call.

The route can also include the main attraction of the region - Bulgakov Palace in Zhilichi.

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