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Minsk on old photos and postcards

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 streets and places of the capital will help answer this question. In this article we will take a virtual walk through...
Syadziba Ganuta Ruchytsa

Ručica: Oginski estate “Ganuta” and suspension bridge

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In the Vileyka region there is a beautiful and rich in history village of Ruchitsa, where today you can see a picturesque suspension bridge, an Orthodox church, as well as the place where the Oginsky estate “Ganuta” was located. The estate itself has been known since 1501...
Gorodok, Molodechno district - what is interesting to see?

Town – what to see in this place?

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One of the oldest towns in the Molodechno region is today’s agricultural town of Gorodok, the first mention of which dates back to the mid-12th century (1161). Here you can see part of the ordinary buildings, a church, an ancient Jewish cemetery...
Church in Negnevichi

Temple of classical architecture in Negnevichi

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Negnevichi is an ancient town in the Novogrudok district, Grodno region, the main attraction of which is the Church of the Kazan Icon of Our Lady. The temple was built at the very end of the 18th century (1795), apparently it was originally a church, reconsecrated in...
Ruins of an Orthodox church in the village of Staraya Vodva

Ruins of an Orthodox church in the village of Staraya Vodva

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One of the attractions of the Shklovsky district is the massive ruins of the Holy Intercession Church in the village of Staraya Vodva. The place was first mentioned as the Vodva farm (in Bel. - Vadva), - part of the noble estate of Golovchin in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. More text...
Intercession Cathedral and Trinitarian Monastery in Vitebsk

Intercession Cathedral and Trinitarian Monastery in Vitebsk

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One of the many Orthodox churches in Vitebsk is the Intercession Cathedral on Lenin Street. However, not everyone knows that the church was originally the Church of the Virgin Mary, built at the Trinitarian monastery. The monks of the order settled in Vitebsk in...
Jewish heritage in Ostryna: synagogue, ordinary buildings

Jewish Heritage in Ostrino (Astrina)

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The urban village of Ostrino (Astryna) is located in the Shchuchinsky district, Grodno region and has a fairly rich history. The first written mentions of it date back to the middle of the 15th century; at different periods these lands were owned by: Khodkevichs, Patsy, Zenkovichi....
Vertelishki: an ancient church and a modern church

Vertelishki: an ancient church and a modern church

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Vertilishki is one of the largest agricultural towns in the Grodno region in terms of population. In addition to the neat streets and the fairly well-known enterprise SEC “Progress-Vertelishki”, you can see a number of attractions here: the modern Church of the Holy Family and the church of the mid-19th...
Wooden Church of St. Elijah in Velemichi

Wooden Church of St. Elijah in Velemichi

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The main attraction of the agricultural town of Velemichi, Stolinsky district, is the ancient church of St. Elijah. The Orthodox church dates back to 1881 and was built on the site of the predecessor, founded in the first half of the 18th century. There is even some interesting information about...
The ruins of the church in the urban village of Holopenichi

The ruins of the temple in Kholopenichi

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On the main street of the urban village of Holopenichi, you can see the ruins of an Orthodox church built in the middle of the 19th century. The former Assumption Church was built on the site of a small wooden church that had been standing there since 1712. Finished work...

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...

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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