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  Pravapis.org - Belarusian language - Svoja (New language of Belarusian minority in Poland)
The number of "officially attested" Belarusians in Poland is significantly lower than the optimistic estimates voiced by activists of Poland's Belarusian minority at various public forums in the 1980s and 1990s (from 150,000-250,000), but notably higher than the most pessimistic predictions made by the very same activists privately, in their own minority circle (10,000-20,000).
Belarusian as a language of domestic communication was declared by 39,900 people in Podlasie Province (82 percent of the total number of Belarusians in the province).
Belarusian linguist Khvedar Klimchuk, a specialist in the East Slavonic dialects of the Bialystok region in particular and of the Western Palesse of the Republic of Belarus in general, proposed a very elegant classification in this regard.
www.pravapis.org /art_belarusian_poland.asp   (2327 words)

  Belarusians - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Using the form "White Russians" is considered offensive and misleading by many Belarusians as it incorrectly suggests being a subgroup of Russians.
The Belarusian people trace their distinct culture to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Rus' and Samogitia and earlier.
After the Russian Revolution Belarusians had their own state, with varying degrees of independence (Belarus National Republic under German occupation, and as the Byelorussian SSR since 1919, included into the USSR in 1922).
www.hallandale.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Belarusians   (329 words)

 Encyclopedia of Cleveland History:BELARUSIANS
Belarusians (White Russians), from Eastern Europe, have settled in Cleveland at least since the last decade of the 19th century.
Belarusian immigrants often referred to themselves as "tutejshy," which in Belarusian meant "local"; one estimate is that 2,000-3,000 Belarusians in Cleveland derived from the tutejshy, most of whom came between 1894-1905.
Because the Cleveland Belarusian community sprang, for the most part, from the regions of Grodno and Vilna--areas where the Hramada was especially active--the appeal was strong and, not infrequently, effective.
ech.case.edu /ech-cgi/article.pl?id=B8   (792 words)

Belarusian immigrants began to settle in Chicago around the end of the nineteenth century.
During the 1920s, several other Belarusian organizations were formed in Chicago, among them the White Ruthenian Aid Committee, whose goal was to provide assistance to Belarusian schools in the homeland; the White Russian-American Club; and the White Russian People's Society of the City of Chicago.
The arrival of 5,000–10,000 Belarusian immigrants to Chicago in the late 1940s and early 1950s prompted the formation of additional organizations.
www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org /pages/125.html   (536 words)

 Central Europe Review - Belarusian Paradoxes
Belarusians are struggling to rebuild their post-Soviet economy, define their nation's identity and develop and understanding of their country's place in history all at the same time.
Belarusian apartment buildings are deplorable on the outside but tellingly immaculate inside the individual apartments.
Actually, Belarusians do not regard the state as something to even deal with, much less confront; instead, it is an entity of terror and, based on bitter personal experience, one that should be avoided at all costs.
www.ce-review.org /99/7/szyszlo7.html   (1823 words)

 EUROPA - Education and Training - Regional and minority languages - Euromosaïc study
Up to 70% of the Belarusians live in Latvia’s biggest cities, where the standard of living is higher than in the rest of the country, or in Latgale, where the standard is much lower.
In Belarus only half of the Belarusian population is said to use Belorussian in the family and in Minsk, e.g., Russian is the everyday language for 88% of the families.
A major part of Belarusians (approximately 73%) have Russian as their first language (mother tongue), a smaller part (19%) claims the ‘ethnic language’ to be their first language and yet another minor part (7%) claims Latvian to be their first language.
ec.europa.eu /education/policies/lang/languages/langmin/euromosaic/lat1_en.html   (1446 words)

 Famous Belarusians
He founded the first Belarusian publishing house (in Prague), where he commented and edited 23 books in Belarusian, including the Bible (at the time this was the first edition of the Bible in a Slavonic language and the second one in Europe).
It is difficult to overestimate the significance of the Jan Cacot's contribution to the Belarusian culture.
Francishak Bahushevich was among the first belarusian intellectuals working towards the awakenning of belarusian national consciousness during the period of the strongiest tsarist reaction.
www.belarusguide.com /as/heritage/famous.html   (843 words)

 Eurozine - Between brotherly Russia and peaceful Europe - Andrej Dynko
In Soviet Belarusian culture, it was one of the manifestations of conformism, a substitute for open dissent, upon which nobody among the front-rank figures of Belarusian culture ventured.
The Belarusians live in one cultural space with a 65-year-old retired woman in Khabarovsk who was raped and killed by a 22-year-old disabled veteran of the Chechnya war.
The Belarusians have not come to clearly understand that the country's leader has to be accountable to his people, just like the people have to be accountable to their leader.
www.eurozine.com /articles/2004-10-18-dynko-en.html   (4464 words)

 Postscript: Belarusians Go To the Polls - Council on Foreign Relations
On March 19, Belarusians are widely expected to reelect for a third time in presidential elections (ElectionGuide.org) Alexander Lukashenka, whose regime has been labeled Europe's last outpost of tyranny by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.
Belarusian authorities have censored the independent press, barred demonstrations, harassed opposition leaders, and shut down a number of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), according to the U.S. State Department's 2005 Human Rights Report.
The EU accounts for 36 percent of Belarusian exports, second only to Russia, and has threatened to impose economic sanctions if Belarus' March 19 elections are not free or fair.
www.cfr.org /publication/10128/belarusians_go_to_the_polls.html   (2277 words)

 Jeremy Hogan Photographer: The Belarusians
Both of their Slavic neighbors have tried to destroy the native Belarusian language and they have nearly succeeded.
The negative assessments by the Lonely Planet guide and near propaganda of other outsiders, who would like to see the country become a cheap source of labor for Europe’s factories, are definitely biased in their own way.
I found out the Belarusian language is alive and well in the villages where the people have always found refuge from invading forces.
www.jeremyhogan.com /portfolio/5/the-belarusians   (423 words)

 Korshuk, Alena V.: Changes in the system of values, national identity image changes in post-Soviet Belarus
However, according to the view of the specialists, "the Belarusian literary language appeared in the 14-15th cc, on the basis of Church Slavonic and the live dialects of the former Dregovichi, Radzimichi and Krivichi tribes".
Gradually losing the socially privileged strata of society, who were becoming alienated from the Belarusian popular [National]masses both in their language, life style, ways of thinking and feelings, the people donated all its strength, active force, creativity to build up the statehood and culture of the neighboring peoples.
The view on typical Belarusian qualities has also changed in the 6 years from 1992 to 1998 (to what degree it is the result of media influence on society is a different issue).
www.anthrobase.com /Txt/K/Korshuk_A_01.htm   (2115 words)

 National Recipes of Belarusian Cuisine
Belarusians cook potato babka, potato kliotskas, potato pancakes and ofher dishes.
And it is guite predictable that the Belarusian cuisine influenced the cuisines of neighbouring people and vice versa.
Belarusians as well as other Slav people practiced arable farming therefore they mainly used vegetable food: wild herbs (nettle, orache, sorrel, field garlic, meadow onions), mushrooms and berries.
www.neac.eat-online.net /resources/belarus/national_recipes.htm   (832 words)

 Slavs of New York!: Belarusians in Brooklyn
One of the least-visible Slavic communities in New York is the Belarusians.
Initially, services were held in rented premises in East New York, near an existing Belarusian parish, the Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity at 400 Glenmore Avenue, founded in 1909.
But it is significant nevertheless, as it is the seat of the Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church, which is made up of 15 parishes in the US, UK, Australia and Canada.
nycslav.blogspot.com /2005/08/belarusians-in-brooklyn.html   (215 words)

 IISEPS — Independent Institute of Socio-Economic and Politycal Studies
Secondly, the Belarusians displayed in their answers, so to speak, gender progressiveness: the woman-candidate gathers almost as much sympathy, as the men-candidates taken together.
The Belarusian state mass media from the very beginning of the campaign tried their best to discredit, in particular, the Arizona senator.
Finally, preferences of the Belarusians given to this or that American candidate are connected in an expected manner with their geopolitical priorities (Table 4).
www.iiseps.org /epress12.html   (1269 words)

 MAR | Data | Assessment for Russians in Belarus
The closeness of Russian and Belarusian culture and languages, along with the strong affinity and even identification which many Belarusians hold for Russia and the former Soviet Union seem to diminish the likelihood of ethnic strife even further.
For now, aside from a few movements pushing for use of the Belarusian language in addition to Russian, few see such nationalism becoming aggressive due to the current regime and what may be an indifference by many Belarusians about their own culture and language.
The 1980s and 'glasnost' saw a revival of Belarusian nationalism, though it was largely limited to an historical and cultural revival and its popularity was minimal.
www.cidcm.umd.edu /mar/assessment.asp?groupId=37001   (1058 words)

 Belarusians Rally Against Dictatorship | Peacework Magazine
Lukashenko when he said, "Belarusians cannot be strangled, they cannot be manipulated." However he also said that the opposition should not humiliate the country.
If there is a country where university students and civil servants are forced to take part in the parliamentary elections under the threat of being fired from their jobs or places at university, that is a humiliation for that country, but it was not inflicted by the opposition but by the government.
If there is a country where after elections all the prisons in the capital city are full so that prisoners are taken to closed cities to be arrested and put in jail, that is a humiliation for that country, but it was inflicted not by the opposition but by the government.
www.peaceworkmagazine.org /node/70   (853 words)

 Belarus President Is Firmly In His Saddle, Despite A Bumpier Road
NISEPI found in January that 23 percent of Belarusians were prepared to participate in street protests in the event the economic situation deteriorates, while 67 percent said they would stay home.
Belarusian political scientist Uladzimir Padhol believes that this declared protest potential in Belarus is too small to bring about any political shifts in the country.
According to Padhol, the weak protest potential in Belarusian society can also be attributed to what he sees as the Belarusian opposition parties' inability to take advantage of the changing political situation and to channel the people's dissatisfaction into the direction the opposition needs.
www.templetonthorp.com /de/news1497   (961 words)

 Belarusians Favor Close Ties With Russia Over EU, U.S.
Forty-four percent of Belarusians say that it is more important to have a close relationship with Russia even if it might hurt their country's relationship with the United States.
Only 6% of Belarusians say closer ties with the United States are more important, and 36% volunteer that it is equally important to have close relations with both countries.
Belarusians are more likely to approve of the leadership of the European Union than that of the United States, although many Belarusians did not express an opinion about the subject.
www.gallup.com /poll/106558/Belarusians-Favor-Close-Ties-Russia-Over-EU-US.aspx   (734 words)

 The Slavs: Belarusians
The Belarusians are the main population of Belarus.
The Belarusian language is an eastern slavic language.
The belarusian literary language appeared in the XIXth century.
www.geocities.com /Vienna/1961/belaruse.html   (117 words)

 Communicating with Belarusians
Belarusian and Ukrainian both have a vowel that is pronounced "ee." No such sound exists in Russian.
he Belarusian language was the state language of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 16th century.
Following the inclusion of Poland in the territory of the Russian empire in the late 18th century, Russian became the official language in Belarus.
www.cp-pc.ca /english/belarus/commun.html   (414 words)

 Belarusians about Swedes
Some people from our country (not only the old generation, but also youth) really think that foreigners are trying to impose on us their values (quite alien from the point of view of people, upbrought by the soviet system), and their way of life.
One of such actions was her photo collage Picnic exhibited in Belarusian National Museum in Minsk.
The Belarusians, which take an active part in political and social life of their country, are most interested in contacts with Swedish organizations.
www.vitryssland.nu /vitomsv.html   (2259 words)

 ISN Security Watch - When bread is dearer than freedom in Belarus
In the West, Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is often portrayed as a deeply unpopular dictator.
For many Belarusians Lukashenka's economic policies appear to outweigh his heavy hand in subduing political dissent and impinging on human rights and personal freedoms in the country.
Quite a few independent Belarusian economic experts predict that the current political stability in the country, which was coupled in recent years with palpable economic growth, is unsustainable in the longer term.
www.isn.ethz.ch /news/sw/details.cfm?ID=14955   (804 words)

 Belarusian Review :: Belarus-Poland Borderland and the European Union
Under Polish rule, many Belarusians were assimilated, with a substantial number nevertheless retaining their Orthodox faith.) This phenomenon is most visible in the bigger cities: for instance, in Bialystok only 18-20% of the Orthodox Christians consider themselves Belarusian.Throughout the whole region, about 1/3 of the Orthodox Christians identified themselves as Belarusians.
The Belarusian minority in the Bialystok region has a special significance for the overall Belarusian culture; it is actively included in the current cultural and social processes in Belarus.
Belarusians mainly use the local dialects of the Belarusian language in their everyday communication.
www.belreview.cz /articles/3057.html   (2178 words)

 Southwestern College - Winfield, KS
Belarusians are a wonderful, historic people—and they suffer from a woeful lack of understanding and study in the West generally and the United States in particular, even in academia.
The Belarusian language—used as the official court language in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania—came under heavy onslaught especially from the Russians and, later, Soviets.
With the establishment of this Center for Belarusian Studies, it is our strong wish to facilitate the revival of the Belarus nation through higher education—research, publications, exchanges, cultural events, internships, and more.
www.sckans.edu /belarus/index.php?page_ID=1944   (513 words)

 [Belarus: President Is Firmly In His Saddle, Despite A Bumpier Road] - [Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty © 2008]
Belarusian political analyst Vital Silitski told RFE/RL that, for the time being, Lukashenka is not likely to face any social upheaval.
NISEPI found in January that 23 percent of Belarusians were prepared to participate in street protests in the event the economic situation deteriorates, while 67 percent said they would stay home.
Belarusian political scientist Uladzimir Padhol believes that this declared protest potential in Belarus is too small to bring about any political shifts in the country.
www.rferl.org /featuresarticle/2007/03/DD31898C-4EC4-44EB-AAC6-E35D1B2CAB39.html   (1135 words)

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