Kaleidoscope of history unveiled
October of decades and centuries past comes to life
October 17th. In 1919, Honoured Architect of Belarus Georgy Sysoev was born. He was among those who designed the Brest Hero-Fortress Memorial and Orsha’s Zaslonov Monument.
October 18th. In 1893, People’s Artiste Vladimir Vladomirsky was born. From 1924-1959, he worked at the Belarusian Yanka Kupala Theatre.
October 19th. In 1848, Arseny Turtsevich was born in the Minsk District. He was an archaeologist and an historian, writing texts describing the evolution of feudal rent in Belarus.
October 20th. In 1859, Belarusian collector and museum worker Anton Brodovsky was born. In 1918, he founded and funded the Belarusian Regional Museum (now known as the Vitebsk Regional Local History Museum).
October 20th. In 1964, Yuri Lopukh was born — a world-class motor-sports champion. He won the Belarusian Motor-Cross Championship ten times, also holding the Friendship Cup.
October 21st. In 1924, Belarusian lawyer Andrey Dulov was born — a Doctor of Legal Sciences, a Professor and an Honoured Figure of Sciences of Belarus.
October 20th. In 2003, the Olympiysky Palace of Water Sports opened after reconstruction.
October 22nd. In 1933, Igor Dobrolyubov was born — a film director, an Honoured Figure of Arts of Belarus and a People’s Artiste of Belarus. He directed such films as Ivan Makarovich, Belye Rosy and Quail Crying.
October 23rd. In 1914, USSR Hero and Honourable Citizen of Bereza Alexander Antonov was born.
October 17th. In 1924, the Belarusian Polesie Museum opened in Pinsk.
October 17th. In 1964, the first industrial oil deposits were discovered in Belarus, near the city of Rechitsa.
October 18th. In 1993, the Belarusian Federation of Aviation Sports (a public organisation) was established.
October 18th. In 2003, a new Belarusian TV Channel was launched: Lad.
October 19th. In 1988, the Republican Historical-Enlightening Society to Honour the Memory of Mass Victims of Repression was launched, entitled Belarus’ Martyrology.
October 19th. In 1994, the Supreme Council of the Republic of Belarus announced the Belarusian Rouble as the country’s single currency.
October 19th. In 1996, Minsk hosted the 1st All-Belarusian People’s Congress (October 19th-20th).
October 20th. In 1924, Minsk Musical College’s first students began their studies.
October 20th. In 1928, the Minsk City Executive Committee decided to erect a monument to honour revolutionary Ivan Pulikhov, in the capital.
October 20th-November 3rd. In 1938, Belarusian sportsmen finished their first motor-cross in gas-masks, driving the Minsk-Moscow route.
October 21st-23rd. In 1943, Minsk’s ghetto was demolished; this was among the largest death camps in Eastern Europe.
October 21st. In 1966, the ninth electric train was supplied to Minsk’s depot to service suburban routes.
October 21st. In 1994, CIS Heads of State signed the CIS Memorandum: Main Directions of the Development of Integration in the Commonwealth of Independent States.
October 21st. In 1997, Blessed Lady Mary Archcathedral was solemnly consecrated in Minsk.
October 22nd. In 1944, the Belarusian State Museum of Great Patriotic War History opened in Minsk (established on September 30th, 1943).
October 23rd. in 1923, the first inter-city bus route was launched. Simultaneously, a commission was set up in the city to check drivers’ expertise.
October 23rd. In 1990, the Shirokov Institute of Contemporary Knowledge opened in Belarus — becoming the first private educational establishment in the country.