: Famous People of Belarus,

There are many famous people in our republic.

Among them you can find the names of politicians and

public figures, intellectuals and scientists, heroes

of war and labour, sportsmen and artists.

First of all I'd like to mention the name of

our outstanding national writers Yanka Kupala

and Yakub Kolas. They created a new Belarusian

Literature and a Belarusian literatury language.

Both are considered to be the classics of Belorusian

literature. These names are followed by a number of

other well-known writers and poets, such as

K.Krapiva, Chorny, Brovka, Shamyakin, Tank, Bykov,

Korotkevich, Gilevich, Loyka, Adamovich known both

in our country and abroad. Their works are translated

into many European languages.

Many Minsk streets are named after the

Balarusian writers.

The cultural life of Belarus has always been

very interesting and varied. Among the leading

composers of the present centure were Tikotsky,

Aladov, Bogatyrov, Smolsky. Other

well-known composers of the older generation include

Pukst, Lukas, Luchenok, Alovnikov, etc.

Many prominent names in the history of Belarus

of the 20th century are connected with the two main

events, the Second World War and space exploration.

The Belarusians fought heroically defending their

Motherland. But we are especially proud of the

heroes of the last war: K.Zaslonov, E.Osipova,

N.Gastello, V.Talalikhin, the defenders of Brest

Fortess and many others. In the family of cosmonauts

there are also two Belarussians, A.Kovalyonok and


At the present day time, the time of revolution

of values, it's difficult to find heroes especially

among politicians. Time will put everything in its

place and give everybody his due. But one thing is

obvious: great times are created by great men. Their

names are sure to become history whatever it may be.


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