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

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

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 interesting to watch the film even today to see gorgeous shots of Minsk (the “Lower” market, Kalvaria flashes here). Eat...

Minsk in the film “Beloved” 1967

Thanks to the film “Beloved,” which was released in 1965, we have the opportunity to admire Minsk at that time. This film contains not only gorgeous plans of the city, but also almost priceless aerial footage taken...
What Minsk looked like in 1971 in the film "The World Guy"

What did Minsk look like in 1971?

A little over 50 years ago, the premiere of the action-packed film “The World Guy,” produced by the Belarusfilm studio, was shown on the screens of Soviet cinemas. The main character of this film is an engineer at the Minsk MAZ plant, so some of the scenes were filmed...
Mir Castle in the 1977 film "Three merry shifts"

Mir Castle in the film “Three merry shifts”

The three-part Soviet film "Three Funny Shifts" was released in 1978 and is a comedy for children about camp life. For fans of historical places, it will be especially interesting to watch the second series, Mikoshi's Mistake,...
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Is Myshkovichi an exemplary agricultural town in Belarus?

It turns out that in the Kirovsky district, Mogilev region, there is an exemplary agricultural town of 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...
Ruzhany Palace in the film I come from childhood

Ruzhany Palace in the films of the Soviet era

The main attraction of Ruzhany, the Sapieha Palace, is well known to both residents of Belarus and tourists. And the place itself is often included in various TOPs and sightseeing trips. There is also a rather interesting fact associated with this object: ...

GUM: architecture, history, secret places and interesting facts

Minsk is full of interesting places and worthy sights, and its central part is curious to one degree or another with almost every building. So, for example, on Independence Avenue you can see the unique post-war architecture. In this article...
HPP "Druzhba Narodov" Drisvyaty

Drisvyatskaya HPP "Friendship of Peoples"

An interesting monument of industrial architecture of the USSR has been preserved in the Braslav district, Vitebsk region, not far from the village of Drisvyaty. The Friendship of Peoples hydroelectric power plant on the Prorva River is a kind of reminder of the once friendly moods of Lithuania, Latvia and Belarus, whose representatives...
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Skate Museum of the USSR opened in Minsk

A few years ago, we had a material on the site dedicated to Soviet skateboarding, and specifically "Skate Museum of the USSR". The article ended with the thoughts and wishes of Gleb Benciovsky (note the author of the museum) about a stationary site where you can deploy the entire ...
Skate Museum of the USSR

USSR Skate Museum

 USSR Skate Museum Today we will tell you not about a typical Minsk landmark, but rather about an unusual collection that has grown into a real museum. Gleb Bentsiovsky - the head of the Minsk skateboard school Destroyer, a skater with great experience and a person with his own...

Svisloch – what to see in the ancient town?

Svisloch is one of the small towns in the Grodno region, located near the border with Poland. The history of this place is rich and eventful, taking its toll...

Castles and palaces of Belarus, which everyone should visit

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...

Chapel of the Soltanovs and the tombstone of the Reitanovs in Lyakhovichi

At the entrance to Lyakhovichi, from the Baranovichi side, attention is drawn to a large cemetery where curious ruins can be seen. Upon closer inspection, it turns out that this is the Soltanov chapel-tomb...

TOP 55 apps and websites for travelers 2024

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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