Virtual Guide to Belarus
Welcome to the "Virtual Guide to Belarus" - a collaboration project started in November 1994 among a group of Belarusian scientists, students and professionals working around the World. We would like to bring you knowledge of our beautiful homeland in a simple and friendly way. This site is not an official page. It has nothing to do with the Belarusian government or any other organization. Our pages state personal points of view only. The Virtual Guide to Belarus is currently owned and run by Californian non-profit public benefit corporation - Belarusguide, Inc - which is not organized for the private gain of any person. The specific purpose of this corporation is to promote understanding of Belarusian history and culture (Article II of Incorporation). The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to Public and charitable purposes and no part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person (Article II of Incorporation).
At different times these volunteers worked on The Virtual Guide to Belarus
- born in Padlyasse - a region in Poland populated by Belarusians mostly. Ryhor created for the VG the online English-Belarusian and Belarusian-English Dictionaries. He also maintains other Belarusian Language related pages.
- (born in Vitebsk) is a professional software engineer in Silicon Valley. He is currently maintaining our Vitebsk page and is working out VG's technological strategy.
- (born in Hrodna) is an engineer in California. Alies' co-founded The Virtual Guide to Belarus with Dzmitry Zelenka in 1994. He is currently maintaining pages on his native Hrodna.; Belarusian Culture; Chernobyl and some others.
- (born in Minsk) is an engineer in Germany. He had maintained the History of Belarus page in VG to Belarus. This page contains also the Belarusian Heritage page with a compillation of information about important in belarusian history places and people.
- (born in Brest) was a student of economics in Losanne, Switzerland. Siargej was maintaining our Nature and Ecology related pages and the homepage of his native city - Brest.
- (born in Minsk) is one of co-founders of the Virtual Guide to Belarus. Dzmitry has created the Minsk page, some pages on history and was maintaining City Guides in VG to Belarus. Dzmitry still helps us from time to time with technical issues.
- (born in Minsk) is an associate of Belarusian Institute of Arts and Sciences in N.Y.C. and works in N.Y. Public Library. Liavon was maintaining a cluster of webpages about Belarusian culture abroad. In 1999 Liavon had chosen to stop working on the web. Some of Liavon's pages survived as mirrors on Belarus Miscellany site.
- is a Belarusian American maintaining the Belarus Miscellany - the most complete collection of links to Belarus related information sources (websites, literature, Belarusian organizations, media abroad). We would like to thank Mr. Kasaty for the proof reading of some of the pages of Virtual Guide.
was a grad at GWU in Washington D.C. from Vitebsk. She maintains Miles Away - a great informational site about Belarus. Must see! She shares some of her files with VG: Education in Belarus and Ecological NGO's in Belarus and some others.
- is a professor of Belarusian State Linguistic University. She has produced a Website about Belarus. Some of the files contained there were written by the member of the Belarusian Parliament deputy Novik.
Zinowjew - was a student in Computer Science at SUNY (Stony Brook, Long Island). His mother is from
Hrodna. Z'mitruk was maintaining a great page on Belarusian Poetry
Mark C. Paszkiewicz helped VG to improve some of our graphics. He is a professional photographer and graphic designer.
- is a Ph. D. student at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology in Warsaw, Poland. He is currently finishing his Ph. D. thesis on German green movement. His other interest is in neo-paganism in Eastern Europe.
- was a Belarusian American friend and enthusiastic supporter of VG. He was a teacher of history in New York. Auhien died the year of 2000.
You are welcome to cooperate with us. There is still plenty to tell about Belarus and there are so few of us on the net. Please, send us your stories, pictures, videos, music, related to Belarus. We will gladly review your contribution and consider making it part of this site. Thank you!
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- a collaborative project of Belarusian scientists and
professionals abroad. VG brings you the most extensive compilation of the
information about Belarus on the Web.
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