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XIII-XVII cc. The Grand Duchy of Litva - a medieval Belarusian state. Belarusian Renaissance. Pahonia

XVIII c. "Rzecz Pospolita Polsko-Litewska" - Commonwealth of the Kingdom of Poland and the Grand Duchy of Lithuania

XIX c. Napoleon war. Belarusian revival. Belarusian Uprising of 1863-64.

XX c. WWI, the end of Russian Empire, Belarusan Democratic Republic.

Soviet Belarus in 1919-1939. Belarus divided: BSSR and Western Belarus in Poland. lenin.gif (4264 bytes)

1939-1945. World War II.

Below is the photo of downtown Minsk - Belarusian capital, that was completely demolished in WWII by the bombings. The large building in the distance is an Opera House.

1946-1992. Post WWII Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR).

1992-Present. The newly proclaimed independent state - Republic of Belarus.

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Belarusian Heritage

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The cross of Saint Efrasinnia

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