Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Slutsk belts

Slutsk belts - this is one of the assets of my country. Poets sang of its beauty (Adam Mickiewicz and Maxim Bogdanovich), a surprising charm belts crazy many collectors to this day. In this post I will explain this miracle of Belarus.

Belarusian belts and towels

These days in Belarusian Internet I found an interesting article about the towels and belts made and embroidered by hand. I decided not to translate the whole article, I'll link to it. This article describes the festival of folk artists, which was held in the Minsk region in early May. From the materials of the article, you will learn how to order a towel or a belt, which the prices of these products of the Belarusian weaving. You'll learn the names and addresses of folk artists. Thus, you are able to communicate with your desired master and ordered him a souvenir from Belarus. I think you will not give up and weave towel or a belt. Just imagine: you become the owner of the world's only souvenir!

Thus, the very reference to the article: go to this link:
This is our Belarusian portal, every day I read there news, jokes, watching weather, reports from the studio. This is the most popular site in Belarus.

So you can safely pass by reference and not afraid of viruses. 

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

"Касіў Ясь канюшыну" - а Belarusian folk song

This folk song is most known for the Belarusian group "Pesnyary". For the first time the song was performed in 1972 at a concert, "Song of the Year" in Moscow, and it immediately became popular among ordinary people. Really, many listeners were not even aware of the Belarusian language, but they still love this cheerful song.

Summary of the song: the guy Yas' mowed clover and looked at the girl Janina. She liked the young man, and Yas begged his mother to marry. His mother suggested her son to choose a girl Stanislava (to borrow the whole bench - she's a little plump girl). Yas' said "no", because he can't to raise her. Then mother suggested her son to choose a girl Janina - the hardworking girl. And Yas began to mow the clover and gaze at Janina again. Will Yas' married or not - isn't known, the song ends :))))

Below you can see the video in 1972.

A version of this song is contemporary singers. It is very funny. Just look at the Stanislava!

Spassky Monastery in Kobrin

This building has a typical history for the Belarusian architecture. The date of the erection of the monastery is  not known until now. Some scientists say that the monastery was built in the 16th century, some scholars argue that the date of construction for two centuries later - in the 18th century. While no one knows which of scientists is right: there is no evidence.

Male Orthodox monastery near the church in the name of the Merciful Saviour of Kobrin was founded by Prince John  Semenovich and his mother Ulyana in 1497 (?). 

The monastery was destroyed during the fighting and looting, it was rebuilt several times. For example, during the battle Kobrin June 27, 1812 was destroyed by fire the ancient wooden monastery church.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

From the history of Belarusian money

This article is for those people who are interested in souvenirs. Also it can read and those readers who collect the currency of different countries.
I'll talk about the history of Belarusian money.

The first independent currency in the country's recent history came in 1992. In the appeal bill was released with a picture of hare in denominations of 1 Belarusian ruble. In fact, so our money is also called "bunnies."

Note the tourist all the money that I describe in this article is withdrawn from circulation in Belarus. They are only good as a souvenir now.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Victory Day!

I congratulate you on 65th Anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War! I low bow to the Heroes who did everything possible for this Victory! 

Saturday, 5 May 2012

"The three turtles" - a famous Belarusian song

This is one of the most famous songs in Belarus. The author is Lyavon Volsky (the leader of the "NRM"). The song "The three turtles" was written in 2000 and has since been very popular in our country. A little later, another group of Belarus ("Palace") has created a remix of "NRM". But in my blog will be posted the original song, so you can listen to Belarusian rock music.

Note: Lyavon Volsky left the band "NRM" and began a solo career last year. I hope, he will succeed! This is a very talented man.

Below I have tried to convey the main meaning of the song to the readers of my blog.

If in your life fallen on hard times,
If life has you in the loop,
You will understand that the three turtles,
As before, keep the Earth.
If you go out into the street or go up in the mountains
And begin to communicate with people,
You will understand that both yesterday and today
Our place is on three whales.
Hey, la-la-la-lai,
You do not wait,
No surprises.
Hey, la-la-la-lai,
You do not wait,
You do not wait.
It was not Galileo and Bob Marley
It was not Salvador Dali,
It was not Lenin, Lennon, Carl Linnaeus,
But there were three turtles.
To love Belarus, our dear mother,
It is necessary to visit different lands.
Then you realize that beneath your feet
Three elephants still stand.

Thursday, 3 May 2012


In my personal opinion, this is the most beautiful city of Belarus. It is located in the northeastern part of the country on the Western Dvina. People settled in these places for a long time, and the first city mentioned in chronicles in 1021 AD, but many scientists believe that the city was founded earlier - in the year 974. I do not know the history of this city, but you can read it on Wikipedia. I'll talk about the impression it made on me.

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Song from Belarus to contest "Eurovision-2012" in Baku

If anyone has not heard this song, I put it in my blog. The song takes the group "Litesound". This song was selected by the audience at the "Eurofest". But, at first, was named another winner - the singer Alyona Lanskaya. But it turned out that there was rigging of votes. I don't know if it's true or not, and it isn/t so important. More importantly the quality of the song, the quality of its performance, isn't it? So I just post the video: see and evaluate themselves. 
And finally: among of all songs, submitted by the jury and the audience, the song "We are heroes" (the group "Litesound") was the best!

Tip: watch this video on YouTube - there are lyrics in different languages.