Minsk schoolboy recreates Skaryna's printing press
A Minsk schoolboy has recreated the printing press on which prominent Belarusian book printer Francysk Skaryna worked.
It took Johannes Gutenberg more than 10 years to start the world's first printing press.
The schoolboy Mark managed to recreate the working copy of the printer of the 16th century in just one day.
Belarusian into top 50 at Sony World Photography Awards 2017
The Belarusian photographer Tatiana Tsyganova is among the 50 best portrait photographers, according to Sony World Photography Awards 2017.
About the contestI knew that the competition of such a scale leaves me very small chances in principle. In late January, I received a letter from the organization in which they congratulated me and said that I was in the top 50.
I have already received several offers from foreign magazines devoted to photography, where I could publish my works and articles.
Facts about tennis player Aryna Sabalenka
18-year-old tennis player Aryna Sabalenka is a hot prospect of Belarus national team. Here are some interesting facts about her life.
Father brought her into sport
Former Minsk mayor Vasily Sharapov dies aged 100
A century for the benefit of Minsk. Former chairman of the Minsk city executive committee Vasily Sharapov died aged 100.
A few months ago, the leadership of the city, former colleagues and associates congratulated Vasily Sharapov on his hundredth anniversary.
He was a bright, energetic and very friendly person. His name is forever inscribed in the history of the Belarusian capital. He was Minsk mayor for over 13 years and had to restore the destroyed city after WWII.
Ruslan Alekhno studies opera singing from Andrea Bocelli in Italy
How often do you come to the native Belarus?
Ruslan Alekhno, signer: I come to visit my parents once in 6 months. It is obvious that I miss them, my motherland, communication with Belarusian people, Belarusian cuisine. I like Belarusian cuisine a lot!
Ruslan, everyone remembers your victory at one of Russian shows. Since then, your career has been going higher and higher, and, eventually, you’ve got the Order for the Development of Russian Culture.
Chronicler of two eras - Belarusian classic writer Ivan Shamyakin
He devoted himself to Belarusian literature during over 60 years and became one of the few writers who respectfully was called "a living classic writer." Let’s recall the outstanding master of stories Ivan Shamyakin.
His biography is full of interesting facts. Ivan Shamyakin was born in the small village of Karma, Gomel region.
The writer was left without parents early, and then, being just 20, he fought in World War II, taking part in battles from Murmansk to Berlin.
Źmitrok Biadula: Pioneer of Belarusian literature
Źmitrok Biadula is a Belarusian romantic poet, author of lyrics and short stories, prose writer, talented theatre critic, ethnography and folklore scholar. He is the writer who praised Belarusian people and enriched their culture. His son, Yafim Plaunic, recalls the pioneer of Belarusian literature.
Prince Maciej Radziwill exhibits personal collection of family values in Minsk
A unique collection of the Radziwill family has opened in Minsk. A descendant of the magnates - Prince Maciej Radziwill - has brought almost a hundred exhibits of the noble family. These include portraits, engravings and lithographs of the XIX century.
Among the most remarkable is the 4-meter Slutsk belt and decorative fabric made at the Slutsk-based Radziwill manufactory. To take them from Poland, the owner had to obtain a special permission.
Aliaksandra Sasnovich, Belarusian tennis player: Interesting facts
Aliaksandra Sasnovich, 22, is a Belarusian tennis player. After Victoria Azarenka’s maternity leave, Sasnovich became new leader of the Belarusian national team at the latest Fed Cup.
Aliaksandra admits that she likes playing at home, in Belarus, because here she feels great support.
Aliaksandra plays tennis because of her father
People’s Artist of Belarus Mikhail Finberg celebrates his 70th birthday
He is known as the one-man band and his colleagues know him as a person with a unique ear for music. People’s Artist of Belarus Mikhail Finberg celebrates his 70th birthday anniversary on the 21st of February, 2017.
Mikhail Finberg, who is not only a musician but a famous orchestra director, began his career in his hometown of Mozyr. Having graduated from a music school on a class of the violin, he continued his studies at college and a music academy, and then created his first orchestra at the circus in Minsk.
Vera Lapko on Azarenka’s success, dreams and Serena Williams
On February 11th and 12th, Chizhovka Arena hosted a prestigious international women's tennis tournament Federation Cup. This season, the Belarusian tennis players for the first time entered the top eight teams in the world.
In this article, we would like to introduce you to 18-year-old hot prospect of Belarus national team Vera Lapko.
Before tennis, she was engaged in figure skating
Soul of pop music: Alexander Tikhanovich memorial evening held in Minsk
Another People's Artist passed away in January - it was soul of pop music and everyone's favorite Alexander Tikhanovich. We will never forget him, neither will TV shows and music videos with him disappear from TV. And again, even from the TV screen, Alexander Tikhanovich will sing...
A memorial evening of the People's Artist of Belarus took place on February 10 at the Palace of Republic.
Belarus says goodbye to People's Artist singer Alexander Tikhanovich
Belarus said farewell to famous singer Alexander Tikhonovich. The People's Artist died on Saturday aged 64. On January 30 morning, a funeral liturgy and funeral service was held at the Cathedral of Alexander Nevsky. Tikhanovich was not only a parishioner of the church, but also a chorister.
The farewell ceremony was attended by the musician's family, friends, colleagues, and numerous admirers.
The Belarus President also sent a wreath of flowers to the ceremony.
People's Artist of Belarus Alexander Tikhanovich passes away January 28
This is one of the last performances of Alexander Tikhanovich on television. A few hours before the new and his last year, he was still full of plans. He describes ruby wedding with his wife Yadviga, Francysk Skaryna Order, the new album and tour in Canada.
Alexander Tikhanovich:I wish you love and happiness, health, peace and mercy of God, prosperity, all the best.
President Lukashenko condoles on death of People's Artist Alexander Tikhanovich
President Alexander Lukashenko has sent condolences to the family and friends of the People's Artist of Belarus Alexander Tikhanovich.
A funeral ceremony for the artist will be held on Monday, January 30, at the Belarusian State Philharmonic Society. Alexander Tikhanovich has been struggling with an illness for the last few years.
Belarusian biathletes 6th in World Cup Antholz 2017
The last stage Biathlon World Cup before Biathlon World Championship ended in Italian Antholz. The last races were women's relay.
The Belarusian four showed 6th best result losing to the German team more than 1.5 minutes. France and Italy teams took the rest of the podium.
Belarusian Darya Domracheva continues to recover after childbirth and her results have not been pleasing recently. In the women's 15km individual race she missed the target six times!
Azarenka to play at US Open 2017?
The Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka wants to play at the US Open this summer, according to reports in the athlete’s fan group in social media with reference to Tennis Channel.
Azarenka said she wants to return to tennis in the summer or a little earlier, but only if she is certain she is ready for it. Now the player is recovering after the birth of her son in December 2016.
Victoria admits that fatigue after playing tennis cannot be compared with her present workload.
Concert in honor of 76th anniversary of Vladimir Mulyavin's birth
Prominent Belarusian musician Vladimir Mulyavin would turn 76 on 12 January. He was awarded the title People's Artist of the USSR and Belarus. He became a legend during the lifetime. The concert program in honor of the 76th anniversary of the birth of Vladimir Mulyavin took place at the Belarusian State Philharmonic on January 12.
Many generations grew up on his songs. "Alexandrina", "Zavushnіtsy" and "Slutskіya Tkachychі" are among the most popular songs Vladimir Mulyavin is famous for.
Belarusians Eugene Nevgen and Sergey Gonchar into Forbes 30 under 30 list
Founders of MSQRD Eugene Nevgen and Sergey Gonchar have entered Forbes 30 under 30 list of the best young entrepreneurs in the world.
Each year, the world's leading business magazine conducts a large-scale study the most promising entrepreneurial skills in various sectors - 30 Under 30. In each of 20 categories, journalists together with experts choose thirty entrepreneurs who have made a breakthrough in their field.
Belarusians names appear in the Consumer Tech category.
Darya Domracheva opens online store
Three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva has decided that marriage and a child is not a reason to delay active life. So all summer, she worked on her personal project. The result of hard work is an online store.
Victoria Azarenka's newborn son on tennis court
Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka, once top tennis player according to WTA rankings, has brought her newborn son Leo on the tennis court. She posted the relevant photo on her Facebook page.
"Leo is getting acquainted with the workplace of his mom. We will also spend some time with him here," wrote Victoria.
Alexander Hleb becomes father for the first time
35-year-old Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb has become father for the first time. His wife Svetlana gave Alexander a daughter.
Svetlana gave birth in Minsk, in the same hospital as the famous biathlete Darya Domracheva.
Mom and baby are doing well. Hleb is happy and is now with his family.
The news about the birth of the daughter was a pleasant surprise for Hleb's fans. Only close friends knew that the couple was expecting a baby.
Victoria Azarenka names son Leo Alexander?
It's been a week since Victoria Azarenka became a mother. For now she has not revealed the name of the firstborn but some sources say his name is Leo Alexander.
Vika has put on the Internet some new photos of her in jeans and fans have noted her perfect shape after childbirth. They also spotted a ring on her right ring finger.
Despite busy schedule, Azarenka took time to communicate with the fans.
“Have five free minutes, while the baby is sleeping. Short questions / answers? Haven't talked to you for long, guys,” Vika posted on Twitter.
Azarenka's baby: First photo
Belarus' tennis player Victoria Azarenka and her boyfriend Bill McKeague are receiving hundreds of congratulations at this moment. They have just became parents, for the first time.
A few hours ago, a photo of Azarenka's child was posted in social media. The newborn is pictured with his father, Bill McKeague.
The photo was posted by Chris Weidman, defenseman of the National Hockey League club Ottawa Senators and a friend of Bill McKeague.
Azarenka gives birth to boy
Renowned Belarusian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has become a mother. The 27-year-old athlete gave birth to a son in the USA. Mom and baby are doing well.
Victoria shared the good news with her fans in a social network. She called the birth of the son the most difficult, but at the same time the best victory.
Victoria Azarenka (on Facebook):Today I had my hardest fight and my very best victory! Our son was born healthy and happy! So thankful and blessed! Thank you.
Bjørndalen: Domracheva is as good a mother as a biathlete
Darya Domracheva is as good a mother as a biathlete, said eight-time biathlon Olympic champion and husband of the Belarusian athlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen in an interview with Norwegian newspaper Se og Hor.
When asked about his wife, Darya Domracheva, the Norwegian biathlete noted that she will cope with all the troubles.
Belarusian cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky goes to ISS again on November 17
Baikonur. One day before spaceship Soyuz MC-03 launches. It will deliver the crew to the International Space Station. Belarusian astronaut Oleg Novitsky will be in charge of the crew.
Oleg Novitsky decided to deliver the Belarusian flag up to the ISS. Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on November 16 expressed his gratitude for remembering about his background.
Alexander Lukashenko sent Oleg Novitsky a congratulatory telegram.
Domracheva's daughter gets father's surname - Ksenia Bjørndalen
The daughter of famous biathletes Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjørndalen has got her father's surname, Darya Domracheva's mother Larisa told media.
The baby was born on October 1 at Minsk's maternity hospital No6 in Belarus. Ole Einar was near Darya during childbirth. Parents did not voice the name of the newborn for a long time and finally announced it on 14 October.
Domracheva has already started training, four weeks after birth. Now the star family are in Norway.
Who does Azarenka support in US presidential race?
This week, millions of women in Belarus received congratulations on Mother's Day. We met that day with a woman who is only preparing to become a mother and who, thanks to her mother, made tennis her choice for the entire life. So, today with us is Victoria Azarenka.
Is it true when women say that there are two alternatives: either a family or career?
CTV Director General Yuri Koziyatko awarded Belarus President's Order of Merit
On September 28, several members of the Council of the Republic, the upper chamber of Belarus' parliament, received state awards, according to the decree of the Belarus President.
For significant contribution to social and economic policy, achievements in the development of legislation and parliamentary activities
the Order of Merit was awarded to Director General of Stolichnoe Televidenie Yuri Koziyatko.
Trolleybus driver becomes Minsk Citizen of the Year
A solemn ceremony of awarding Minsk Citizen of the Year was held on September 3 in the Belarus capital as part of Minsk City Day celebrations.
13 residents of the capital received this honorary title for their great personal contribution to the development of the city.
They are representatives of completely different professions: doctors, teachers, law enforcement officers, managers and businessmen.
Among the awardees is Alexei Novikov. The trolleybus driver has covered nearly a million kilometers of city routes.
Life of Kirill of Turov
Kirill of Turov, the famous son of the Belarusian lands, was a preacher, educator, religious leader and writer. His name is well-known both in Belarus and abroad thanks to his spiritual deeds. Kirill of Turov was one of the most prominent people of the time. He was a humble monk, talented theologian and spiritual guide.
Euphrosyne of Polotsk: first saint woman in Belarus
It’s impossible to imagine the spiritual life and culture of Belarus without Euphrosyne of Polotsk. It was the first woman to be recognized as a saint. Moreover, Euphrosyne of Polotsk was the first enlightener in Belarus.
Symeon of Polotsk: enlightment for the benefit of Belarusian and Russian people
"Greet you, the Orthodox King, the Sun of Righteousness, for a long time have we been attracted to you with our souls and hearts." With these lines Simeon greeted the Russian tsar on Belarusian lands. And with these words, we begin our acquaintance with the outstanding figure of the entire Slavic culture.
The great educator was born in Polotsk in 1629. His first steps in science were in a convent school. Afterwards, he studied at the Kiev-Mogilev College and the Vilno Jesuit Academy.
Activities of great educator and book-printer Spiridon Sobol
Today it is difficult to imagine that a few centuries ago a book had the same price as a plot of land. The book became affordable to a wide range of people only in the 15th century, when paper became widespread. Initially, however, it was not without problems. The fact is that the church had long been the only publisher of literature, which was used for worship. Then books were copied by hand for months.
Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb marries again
The most decorated Belarusian footballer Alexander Hleb has remarried. The athlete placed the first wedding photo himself on his page on a social network.
Later, there was another one:
Alex and Svetlana have been together for more than a year.
Dunin-Marcinkiewicz and Moniuszko monument to appear near Minsk City Hall
Another gift for the residents of Minsk. A monument to famous cultural figures - playwright Vincent Dunin-Marcinkiewicz and composer Stanislaw Moniuszko - will be installed near Minsk's Town Hall.
Made in full growth and cast in bronze, the sculpture will take place among city dwellers in the cultural center of Minsk of the XIX century.
The work has already been cast. Pre-installation works are being finalized.
Famous Chagall room recreated in Spain
A grand exhibition devoted to the work of the famous artist, a native of the Belarusian Vitebsk Marc Chagall opened in the Spanish Malaga.
You can see paintings, interior and even the place where the great master of the brush worked.
Exhibition organizers have recreated the famous Chagall room from the Vitebsk apartment - a desk and a drawer, where the artist kept sketches of his paintings.
Even the landscape outside the window has recreated. It was this very landscape that inspired the author to create the famous Walk.
Marc Chagall at Slavonic Bazaar: Two of artist's early paintings brought to Vitebsk
One of the most exciting cultural events in Belarus is the Slavic Bazaar in Vitebsk! In the evening of July 14, the festival will open its doors officially.
Vitebsk will be decorated with all colors of the rainbow thanks to participants of a street art fest. Black and white mimes, red-nosed clowns and brightest representatives of puppet theaters from Poltava, Kiev and the northern capital of Belarus, Vitebsk.
Marc Chagall's 129th birthday anniversary marked in Vitebsk
On July 7, the world marked the 129th anniversary of the birth of Mark Chagall. The great artist was born on the territory of modern Belarus, studied in Russia and lived in France. But wherever he lived, Chagall always mined love for his native Vitebsk, drawing its quiet streets and low-rise buildings, even in the paintings depicting views of Paris.
His works is a wonderful interweaving of tradition and innovation trends. It still inspires artists and makes Vitebsk residents proud of their countryman.
Belarus ends Independence Day with countrywide national anthem singing campaign
Belarus has finished celebrating Independence Day. An hour before midnight, the entire country sang the national anthem. This traditional event was the final chord of the July 2-3 celebrations.
"Belarus, I love you!" Exactly at 21.00, these words echoed around Minsk. And this is not only the expression of love but, according to the Culture Ministry, a tribute to the bands and singers who glorify Belarus in the world.
Chagall International Plein Air revived in Vitebsk
The International Chagall Plein Air has been revived in Vitebsk this year in Belarus, which is declared the Year of Culture.
In the late 2000s, it was he performed twice. Taking part in it were eminent artists from different countries. In 2016, the international open-air event was also bright. The city Chagall welcomed famous artists from Russia, Latvia, Germany and, of course, Belarus.
Belarus saying goodbye to artists Sergei Kortes, Rostislav Yankovsky
Two irreparable losses for the world of art in Belarus: the great actor Rostislav Yankovsky and the People's Artist, the former head of the Belarusian opera Sergey Kortes passed away on the same day. Memorial services for the two prominent Belarusians took place in Minsk June 28.
President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko sent his condolences to the family and colleagues of the two outstanding culture figures.
Belarusian actor Rostislav Yankovsky passes away aged 86
The sad news became known on June 26. The Belarusian actor Rostislav Yankovsky has passed away aged 86. The President of Belarus expressed condolences to the families and friends of the actor, who bore the honorable titles of the People's Artist of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic and the People's Artist of the USSR.
Valentin Gubarev holding art exhibition in Minsk's Yakub Kolas Square
For the first time works of outstanding Belarusian artists went beyond the grounds of museums to the streets of Minsk in 2012. Back then reproductions of works by Marc Chagall were shown in Minsk streets.
Later, reproductions of another creator of the Vitebsk school - Kazimir Malevich - appeared on Yakub Kolas Square. The open-air exhibition was very popular. In 2014, during the IIHF WM in Minsk, residents and guests of the capital could get acquainted with the works of modern Belarusian artists.
Famous Belarusian economist Andrei Tur passes away aged 62
One of the most famous economists of the last 20 years Andrei Tur has died aged 62. For many years, he has served as Deputy Minister of Economy.
In 2011, he was appointed deputy head of the Presidential Administration. In recent years, Andrei Tur had been head of the Department of Business Administration at the Belarusian National Technical University.
Belarus' hero pilot Vladimir Karvat commemorated May 23
Relatives and friends, colleagues of the first Hero of Belarus Vladimir Karvat commemorated the hero pilot in the Brest region. The pilot heroically died in a plane crash 20 years ago.
In 1996, the pilot was carrying out a training flight. In the sky, the plane caught fire and went out of control. Vladimir Karvat sacrificed his life to save dozens of people: the pilot went on to control the blazing fighter from two settlements of the Baranovichi district. Experts claim that the pilot was holding the levers until the last second.
Bjørndalen to be present during Domracheva's childbirth in Minsk
Media attention to the sports family of Darya Domracheva and Ole Einar Bjørndalen is still high. The news that the famous biathletes will soon become parents is not inferior in popularity to reports about the pregnancy of the Duchess of Cambridge. This time, vg.no published an interview with Bjørndalen, in which he revealed some details of the joint plans with the Belarusian biathlete.
According to the eight-time Olympic champion, Dasha plans to fully exercise after childbirth, so they have already started looking for a good babysitter.
Uladzimir Karatkievich’s life in Minsk
Famous Belarusian writer Uladzimir Karatkievich moved to Minsk in 1960. He didn’t have his own accommodation and had to live at his friends’ places at first. He was not a stranger in Belarus.
Vladimir Korol: biography of People’s Architect of USSR
Vladimir Korol, People’s Architect of the USSR, was an intellectual, innovator, man of thought and founder of Belarusian town building. He loved Belarus and its capital and tried to make Minsk’s architecture worthy.
The architect was born on December 28, 1912 in the town of Igumen, Minsk Region (today’s Cherven). Vladimir was accustomed to art from his earliest years, he adored drawing. After Vladimir Korol graduated from the Vitebsk Art School in 1931, he worked as a teacher and a headmaster of a school in Dzerzhinsk town.
Belarus’ entry at Eurovision 2016: Decently dressed and with no wolves
IVAN, Belarus' Eurovision 2016 entrant, had the first rehearsal on the Eurovision stage. Alexander Ivanov (aka IVAN) tries to confuse viewers during his performance.
The musician wears a light suit under a long dark rope on the stage. Holograms are projected onto the screen behind the singer.
Alexander Kishchenko: famous Belarusian monumental artist
Unique masterpieces, bright places of Belarus’ capital, tourist attractions and the pride of Minsk. Works by People’s Artist Alexander Kishchenko can be seen in all parts of the city.
For instance, the mosaic picture “Partisans” has been decorating the side wall of the hotel Tourist (Turist) for more than ten years now. The canvas was created in 1973. It’s the first large-scale piece of art presented by Alexander Kishchenko to the Belarus capital. The area of the mosaic is 245 square meters and it took a couple of years to lay it out.
How do famous Belarusians celebrate Easter holiday?
September 11 is a convenient date for an election. Although it might be frightening for those who have a long memory: this is the day when the twin towers in New York collapsed in 2001. Once upon a time, also on September 11 (according to the old calendar), King Herod ordered to cut off the head of John the Baptist - the forerunner of Jesus - at the request of the dancer Salome.
Frunzensky District turns 65: history and residents’ reviews
A new district appeared in the northwest of Minsk 65 years ago. It was named Frunzensky after the legendary revolutionist, statesman and military leader Mikhail Frunze.
The villages Bolshoye Medvezhino and Baranovshchina (nowadays the Zapad neighborhood) joined the district in 1978. The Sukharevo neighborhood in the Frunzensky district was built in the 90s. Some territories of the Minsk region joined the district in 2004. These territories are nowadays Masyukovshchina, Kuntsevshchina, Dombrovka, and Kamennaya Gorka.
Ambassador of Belarus to France Pavel Latushko becomes honorary member of Association of Musketeers
Economic and tourism potential of Belarus is being presented in Biarritz, France. Among the invited are representatives of the political and military elite, culture, diplomacy, as well as more than one hundred members of the Association of the Musketeers.
By the way, the head of the association - French Republic senator and member of the European Parliament - expressed positive impressions about Belarus in his speech and also praised the contribution of the Belarusian people to victory in World War II.
Sculptor Sergey Bondarenko about childhood, horses and inspiration
Sergey Bondarenko is a talented sculptor from Minsk, a pupil of the famous Belarusian sculptor Zair Azgur, and a participant of the city’s project “It’s me who…” His works are recognizable and favorite symbols of Minsk.
Sergey’s talent for art appeared in the youth. The boy made good use of his time in a village. It was useful not only for health, but also for his soul. Sergey spent time with horses in a stable and made his first sculptures of plasticine. He looked curiously at insects in boundless fields and liked TV programs about nature.
Where will Domracheva and Bjørndalen’s baby be born?
It turned out last Tuesday that the Belarusian biathlete Daria Domracheva has relations with Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjørndalen, who is also the father of her child. Bjørndalen revealed this fact at a specially called press conference. Later, Domracheva confirmed it on her official website. All the fans support the couple. A correspondent of the CTV’s program Week makes suppositions where the star child will be born – in Norway or Belarus.
History of Belarusian printing
The history of Belarusian printing dates back to 1517, when Francysk Skaryna published his first book The Psalter in Prague.
During XVI-XVIII centuries, there were brotherhoods in the Great Duchy of Lithuania belonging to Orthodox churches and monasteries. They conducted cultural-educational activities, opened schools and typographies. One of the first historic dates is March 18, 1633. Then the Polish king Wladyslaw IV Vasa issued a document where the printing house in Minsk at the Monastery of St Peter and St Paul is mentioned for the first time.
"He was a pride of Belarus": Nil Hilevich funeral in Minsk
Accidentally I heard a phrase of MP of the National Assembly of the 4th convocation Nina Kulsha. She said "it would be great if, instead of advertising in our public transport, we could hear at least a few times a day excerpts from the works of Belarusian classic writers."
This phrase is particularly pressing now, when almost all classic writers of Belarus have gone. The last People's Poet of Belarus, Nil Hilevich, has passed away this week.
People's Poet of Belarus Nil Hilevich dies aged 84
The People's Poet of Belarus Nil Hilevich has passed away. He died the day before aged 84.
Nil Hilevich is known as a poet, literary critic and translator. In 1954, he joined the Union of Soviet Writers. The poet was awarded the Order of Red Banner of Labor, the Order of Friendship of Peoples and the Medal of Francysk Skaryna.
Creative couple from Minsk making stained-glass windows
Stained glass windows come to life in the sun glare and make unique the architecture and interiors.
Painting on glass appeared in the XII century in Russia. Stained-glass windows have become a major focus of Gothic cathedrals. Most often, religious and everyday scenes were depicted on stained glass windows.
Emperor Nicholas I was bringing the stained glass painting into fashion in the Russian empire in the 1820s.
Molodechno now official cultural capital of Belarus
Today, February 5, Molodechno will officially acquire the status of the cultural capital of Belarus. A concert of Brest masters of stage will take place in the city that before was the cultural capital of the Minsk region.
Here, dozens of institutions operate, which preserve and multiply spiritual heritage.
Valyantsin Byalkevich memorial match held in Minsk
Gennady Tumilovich, former player of the Belarusian national football team:Such people should be remembered forever. I think it would be impossible to forget Valyantsin.
Maksim Shatskikh, former player of Dynamo Kyiv:In one word, he was the life and soul of the party.
Maksim Romashchenko, former player of the Belarusian national football team:He’s a Footballer with a capital “F”.
Alexander Lukashenko: Culture is the nation's foundation
The triumph of spirituality. At this moment the prestigious ceremony to present awards "For Spiritual Revival" and special prize of the President is taking place at the Palace of the Republic.
Award winners were named in December. Today, January 12, in a solemn atmosphere, one can see Belarusians whose efforts are permeated with the idea of philanthropy, charity and creativity. For Spiritual Revival is awarded in line with presidential decrees. And, as a rule, it is delivered personally by the President.
Yanka Kupala memorial sign unveiled in Ashdod
The memory of the prominent Belarusian writer Yanka Kupala was immortalized in Israel. A memorial sign has been unveiled at Yanka Kupala Square in Ashdod.
This is a joint initiative of the Embassy of Belarus in Israel and the local branch of All-Israeli association of immigrants from Belarus. This is the second sculpture perpetuating the memory of the great Belarusian poet abroad. The first monument was erected in New York.
2015 in Belarus and the world: Year in review
On the first of January 2015, with the beginning of the year, Lithuania switched to the euro, becoming the 19th state in the monetary zone. The EU enlargement was not a sign of health or strength: the economy of the united Europe for the whole year was being shaken by Greek fever. In January, the Syriza party of Premier Tsipras won the election and declared that Athens refused to pay back-breaking debts, which are subject to restructuring.
Yevgeny Markevich, the only professional male weaver of Belarus
500 towels, tens of curtains and 3 kilometers of linen. This is a personal record of Yevgeny Markovich, the only professional male weaver in Belarus, and a surgeon. The master restored with his own hands a few machines and now trains those who are willing to continue Belarusian weaving traditions.
Now he's the only guy in Belarus who is professionally engaged in weaving.
Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksiyevich to receive Nobel Prize December 10
Belarusian writer Svetlana Aleksievich will get the Nobel Prize for Literature on December 10 in Stockholm. This will be the first Nobel Prize for a Belarusian.
Journalist by profession, Aleksievich began her career in the mid-70s. Among the best known books in the genre of artistic and documentary prose are "War does not have a woman's face", "Zinc boys" and "Chernobyl Prayer". Her works are devoted to the life of the late Soviet and post-Soviet era. Since the beginning of the 2000s, the writer has lived in the West, and returned to Belarus two years ago.
Belarusian artists about why they love Minsk
The Belarusian compatriots Tamara Nizhnikova, Gennady Ovsyannikov and Rostislav Yankovsky were awarded the UNESCO’s Victor Hugo medals and the diplomas of the UNESCO’s Director-General.
Unfortunately, Rostislav Yankovsky could not attend the ceremony for health reasons, but the Belarusian opera singer and teacher, Tamara Nizhnikova, and the Soviet and Belarusian theatre and film actor Gennady Ovsyannikov shared their memories about Minsk and work.
Recent cultural achievements of Belarusians
Recently, Belarusians have been honored a lot for their cultural achievements. It starts with Svetlana Alexievich, who has won the 2015 Nobel Prize for literature. But there were other cultural achievements of Belarusians so don't miss them!
Houses of famous Belarusian artists in Minsk
The house at 36 Karl Marx Street (Minsk’s center) is where many famous Belarusian writers lived, including Yanka Maur, Pyotr Glebka, Ivan Shamiakin, Uladzimir Karatkievich and others.
Readers know and love a national writer Ivan Shamiakin. World War II played a very important role in his formation as a word master. Almost every book is imbued with this topic. He lived together with his wife and four children in this house.
Who announces stops at Minsk's public transport?
Public transport stops are usually announced by a professional speaker or an actor, whose voice was once noticed among hundreds of others. Minsk residents hear these people thousands of times. Now let's take a look at them in real life!
(video timecode 0:00) A new voice of the ground transport, Alexander Krapinevich, had to rewrite the phrase "Please, mind the closing doors!" 15 times.
It was hard to reproduce the manner of the previous announcer, Eduard Danchenko, who did it strictly and friendly at the same time.
Edward Voynilovich, prominent Minsk region reformer
The Minsk region reformer, the leading Belarusian and Polish social and political figure of the XIX – early XX centuries and the philanthropist. He brought the agriculture of Belarus to a new level and initiated the famous Red Church construction.
Edward Voynilovich was born in 1847 in the village Slepianka near Minsk to a wealthy noble family of Adam Voynilovich and Anna Vankovich. He got education at the St. Petersburg State Technological Institute, and then did the course at Belgian and Dutch factories, from where he brought the modern European experience.
Famous Belarusians. TV program I Am Walking Across The Country
People who glorify Belarus in the world can be treated as Belarusian gold. Their victories and achievements are not measured only in medals. Belarus is rich in talented people in different fields: from Olympic champions to the Nobel Prize winners, from astronauts to genius artists, from the first printer to world famous politicians. I'm walking across the country to find out the names of those who inscribed their names in Belarus' history.
Voice of CTV channel, People's Artist of Belarus Sergey Zhuravel passes away
People's Artist of Belarus Sergey Zhuravel died today. It was an amazing and incredibly gifted actor.
Theater audience will not forget the works of Sergei Zhuravel, from the deer Bambi in the Youth Theatre, for which in 1980 he won the Lenin Komsomol Award of Belarus, to Pierre Brochand in "Dinner of Fools" which was sold out in Kupala Theater. Notable works, Tartuffe and Scapin by Moliere, will go down in history of Belarusian theater.
Sergey Zhuravel's last excellent role was Jacek in "Pan Tadeusz" by Adam Mickiewicz.
Monuments to prominent Belarusians outside Belarus
Having a memorial in your homeland is one thing, but if a person has one abroad, it marks his great achievements and multiplies respect.
The CTV would like to introduce Belarusians who obtained the highest degree of recognition.