Историческая личность /
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
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.