100th time along the route of new discoveries of Belarusian corners

Terra Incognita. Belarus Unknown project presents its 100th release on the Belarus 1 TV Channel when the audience is given an opportunity to make trips to the most unusual and unique corners of the country
Terra Incognita. Belarus Unknown project presents its 100th release on the Belarus 1 TV Channel when the audience is given an opportunity to make trips to the most unusual and unique corners of the country.



Terra incognita means ‘unknown land’; according to many people, there are only a few such places left in the world. Sometimes even one’s native land remains an unsolved riddle for the inhabitants. On September 15th, 2013, the creators of the TV programme, Terra Incognita. Belarus Unknown, offered the audience a chance to look into their own knowledge and penetrate deep into the live and unique world of Belarusian nature.

Over the last two and a half years the team of TV researchers have been to the bottom of Belarus’ deepest lake, walked through the wildest marshes and got lost in the thickest woods. According to journalists, during their TV trips they managed to find the sea of Herodotus, Nessi, Chupacabra and even the home of the Dragon Gorynych. The search for the Belarusian Yeti lies ahead, as well as research into the most secret Belarusian castle.

“Alpine plant varieties have been discovered in Grodno Castle; you won’t find these anywhere else. This has caused discussion amongst historians and biologists. The mix of mythological events, historical facts and the unpredictability of nature generates original topics,” commented Ksenia Lutskina, the head of the Terra Incognita. Belarus Unknown project.

The project won awards at the professional contest Televershina-2013 in the ‘Best Thematic Programme’ and ‘Best Design’ categories. At present, the project’s organisers have been invited to be members of the jury at various competitions and, in 2014, the Terra Incognita. Belarus Unknown TV programme won the 12th Republican Contest Learn Belarus.

The 100th release of the programme was entitled One Day in the Nalibokskaya Pushcha, describing how much can be seen in this unique forest in one day.

The crew on the project has many plans ahead and the organisers hope to make new discoveries of Unknown Belarus with the TV viewers.

By Valery Mikhailovsky

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