Orthodox believers celebrate Christmas, Mikalai Autukhovich’s birthday

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January 7 Christmas is celebrated according to the Julian calendar. On this day, disguised carolers began to walk. They sang songs, and the hosts had to invite them into the house and feast.

A day in history

1610Galileo Galilei first reported the discovery of Jupiter’s four largest moons.

1929 – The II All-Belarusian Conference on Local Lore has started in Minsk.

Born on this day

1897Joseph Adamovich, Chairman of the Council of People’s Commissars of the BSSR. During his rule (1924-1927) the state policy of Belarusianization was pursued. In 1924, under his leadership, Vitebsk and Mogilev regions, cut off by Moscow almost immediately after the proclamation of the BSSR, returned to Belarus. In 1926, Gomel and Rechitsa and seven other counties were transferred from Belarus to the RSFSR. During Stalin’s repressions, Adamovich committed suicide (1937).

1907 – opera singer Sof’ya Drucker, People’s Artist of Belarus.

1910Konstantin Zaslonov, one of the organizers of the Soviet guerrilla movement in Belarus.

1938Valentin Zhdanovich, journalist, photographer, member of the national democratic movement in the 1980s and 1990s.

1952 — Vitaly Garanovich, poet, educator.

1963 — Mikalai Autukhovich, public figure, political prisoner.

Mikalai Autukhovich

In memory

1943 – famous Serbian engineer and inventor in the field of electrical and radio engineering dies Nikola Tesla.

1964 – the Belarusian poet died Yanka Zhurba.

2003 She died Maria Matsyukevich, educator, member of the national democratic movement in the 1980-1990s.

2017 – He died Anton Shukeloit, member of the national liberation movement of 1920-1930 in Western Belarus, activist of postwar emigration to Germany and the United States.

29th Meeting of Belarusians of North America, 2010. Anton Shukeloit speaks

29th Meeting of Belarusians of North America, 2010. Anton Shukeloit speaks



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