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Lost Heritage: The Kosakovski Palace in Berestovitsa

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Bolshaya Berestovitsa is a large urban settlement in the Grodno region, the history of which has already crossed the mark of 500 years. During this long period, the town managed to be owned by the Khodkeviches, Mnisheks, Pototskys and Kosakovskys, under whom ...
The city of Vysokoye (Vysoko-Litovsk) on old photographs

The city of Vysokoye (Vysoko-Litovsk) on old photographs

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Vysokoe is the westernmost city of Belarus, located in the Kamenets district, Brest region. Here you can see interesting architectural monuments, mostly associated with Sapieha and Pototsky, who made a significant contribution to the development of Vysoko....
Trinity Church in the urban village of Ross

Trinity Church in the urban village of Ross

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The central attraction of the urban village of Ross is the Trinity Church of the early 19th century. However, the history of this temple begins earlier, back in 1770, under the then owner of Russia, Joachim Potocki. It was he who ordered the construction ...
Neogothic chapel in the urban village of Ross

Neo-Romanesque chapel of St. Stephen in Russia

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The urban settlement of Ross and all its main attractions are quite closely connected with the Potocki family, who had a family estate here. And if they try to see the Trinity Church and the Orthodox Church, then they often miss the chapel-tomb of the Potocki...
Potocki gardener's house in Russia

"Gingerbread" house gardener Potocki in Russia

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In the urban village of Ross, rich in history, there was once the estate of Count Potocki with a real palace. Unfortunately, the count's manor has not survived to this day, and only a few manor buildings have survived. Among which stands out an unusual ...
Church in the village of Krivoshin

Rebuilt church from the 18th century church in Krivoshin

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Krivoshin is a rather interesting village in the Lyakhovichi region, where you can see a church rebuilt from an old church. Once these lands belonged to the Radziwills, who transferred part of the estate to the monks of the Jesuit order (approx. by the same people who built Farny ...
Peter and Paul Church in the village of Ostrov

Peter and Paul Church of the early 20th century in the village of Ostrov

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In the agricultural town of Ostrov (formerly Ostrow), Lyakhovichi district, you can see a wooden church of the early 20th century. This is an interesting monument of wooden architecture, which is really impressive in its size and is much larger than similar temples. The church in Ostrov was built on the site...
Chapel tomb of the Plater family in the village of Akhremovtsy

Neo-Gothic chapel-tomb of the Plater family in Akhremovtsy (Belmont)

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Today's Akhremovtsy in the Vitebsk region is a medium-sized agro-town located near Lake Drivyaty. Of the attractions here, I would like to highlight the chapel-tomb of the Plater family. However, back in the early 20th century, these places were known as the estate...
Potocki Palace

The Potocki-Sapeg Palace in the city of Vysokoe

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Next to the ruins of Sapieha Castle, a palace was founded in the early 19th century, which will eventually become the dominant feature of the park in Vysokoe. The new manor complex was built by order of Pelageya Pototskaya, the wife of Prince Pavel Sapieha. Palace in...
town Chashniki history

Chashniki - history, sights, interesting facts and dates

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In the fall of 2020, I had a chance to visit Chashniki (Vitebsk region, Belarus). This is such a small town, somewhat reminiscent of Osipovichi or Slutsk. The combination of apartment buildings with the private sector, unsurprising cows and free-range horses....

Minsk on old photos and postcards

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What did Minsk look like in the first half of the 20th century and the early post-war years? Old postcards depicting iconic...

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...

Unusual obelisk in Koldychevo

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Once upon a time in Koldychevo there was an estate with a small estate of the Shalevich-Filipovichs, which they in turn received from the Nesvizh Radziwills. The central object of the estate complex was a compact...

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