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Theophilus Eugeniusz Boretti

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

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. In addition, such photographs help to see familiar and not...
Ruins of a church in Chechersk

Lost heritage in Chechersk: church and church

Chechersk, Gomel region, has a rich and long history with its ups and downs. Even today, the city has enough interesting architectural monuments, but before the events of the mid-20th century there were much more of them. So for example...
Town hall in Chechersk, Gomel region

Town Hall of the 18th century in Chechersk

In Chechersk, Gomel region, you can see a unique and rather rare architectural monument for Belarus - this is the town hall of the late 18th century. Its construction was started after 1774, at that time Chechersk was owned by a Russian count -...
Chechersky Palace

Chernyshev-Kruglikov Palace in Chechersk

After the first partition of the Commonwealth in 1772, Chechersk became part of the Russian Empire. By decision of Empress Catherine II, the city was given to one of her favorites - Count Zakhar Grigorievich Chernyshev. Under him, Chechersk is much ...
Spaso-Preobrazhenskaya Church in Chechersk

Unusual church in Chechersk

In the city of Chechersk, Gomel region, you can see an Orthodox church, rather atypical for Belarus, located at the roundabout. The Church of the Transfiguration of the Savior was built at the end of the 18th century, on the site of a wooden predecessor, on the initiative of the then owner of Chechersk...
Chechersk synagogue

Former synagogue in Chechersk

One of the reminders of the Jewish history of Chechersk is the construction of the former synagogue. Probably the Jews in Chechersk, in the middle of the 18th century, were invited by Zakhary Chernyshev, the then owner of the town. According to the inventory list and plans of the settlement in 1763...

Footage of Novogrudok in the 1979 film “Pani Maria”

The ancient city of Novogrudok is rich not only in sights, but also in interesting events, including cinematic ones. The city has repeatedly become a film set for the most...

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...

“Fara Vitovta” – a lost architectural monument of Grodno

Perhaps one of the most famous lost architectural monuments of Belarus is the Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary, better known as Fara Vytautas. Where does the name "Far" come from...

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