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Languages Of Belarus
The official languages of Belarus
Belarus
are equally Belarusian and Russian. The language situation in Belarus
Belarus
is characterized by a co-existence of several linguistic codes. The two most widespread codes are Belarusian, Russian and the so-called trasianka, a form of mixed speech in which Belarusian and Russian elements and structures alternate in rapid succession.[1]Contents1 History 2 Development since the collapse of the Soviet Union 3 Knowledge of Belarusian and Russian languages by region and Minsk City 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] The earliest known documents from ethnic Belarusian territories date from the 12th century.[2] Most of them are saints' vitae and sermons written in the Church Slavonic language
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Minsk Region
Minsk Region or Minsk Voblasć or Minsk Oblast (Belarusian: Мі́нская во́бласць, Minskaja voblasć [ˈmʲinskaja ˈvobɫasʲtsʲ]; Russian: Минская о́бласть, Minskaja oblastj) is one of the regions of Belarus. Its administrative center is Minsk, although it is a separate administrative territorial entity of Belarus. As of 2011, the region's population is 1,411,500.[1]Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Tourism 4 Administrative subdivisions4.1 Cities and towns5 See also 6 References 7 External linksGeography[edit] Minsk Region covers a total area of 39,900 km²,[1] about 19.44% of the national total. Lake Narach, the largest lake in the country, is located in the northern part of the region
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War In Donbass
StalematePro-Russian insurgents take control of parts of Donetsk
Donetsk
and Luhansk oblastsRussian intervention in Ukraine Malaysia Airlines Flight 17
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Urbanization
Urbanization
Urbanization
refers to the population shift from rural to urban areas, "the gradual increase in the proportion of people living in urban areas", and the ways in which each society adapts to the change.[1] It is predominantly the process by which towns and cities are formed and become larger as more people begin living and working in central areas.[2] The United Nations
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Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
"The Internationale" (1918–1944)"National Anthem of the Soviet Union" (1944–1990)"The Patriotic Song" (1990–1991)Extent of the Russian SFSR
Russian SFSR
(red) within the Soviet Union (red and white) following World War II
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Supreme Soviet Of Belarus
The Supreme Council of Belarus
Belarus
(1991–1996) was the immediate continuation of the Supreme Soviet of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR Supreme Soviet) (1938–1991), which in its turn was the successor of the Central Executive Committee of Byelorussian SSR
Byelorussian SSR
(1920–1938), and all of them were the highest organs of state power in Belarus
Belarus
during 1920–1990.[1] During 1990–1996 it functioned as permanent parliament. Since 1994 the head of state has been President of Belarus, with the executive power being the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Belarus
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Council Of Ministers Of The Soviet Union
The Council of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (Russian: Сове́т мини́стров СССР, tr. Sovet Ministrov SSSR, IPA: [sɐˈvʲɛt mʲɪˈnʲistrəf ɛsɛsɛˈsɛr]; sometimes abbreviated to Sovmin or referred to as the Soviet of Ministers), was the de jure government comprising the highest executive and administrative body of the Soviet Union from 1946 until 1991. In 1946 the Council of People's Commissars was transformed into the Council of Ministers, with People's Commissariats turned into Ministries. The council issued declarations and instructions based on and in accordance with applicable laws, which had obligatory jurisdictional power over the territories of all republics within the Union. However, the most important state issues were handled through joint declarations with the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Soviet Union (CPSU), which was de facto more powerful than the Council of Ministers
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Perestroika
Perestroika
Perestroika
(Russian: Перестро́йка, IPA: [pʲɪrʲɪˈstrojkə] ( listen))[1] was a political movement for reformation within the Communist Party of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
during the 1980s until 1991 widely associated with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev
Mikhail Gorbachev
and his glasnost (meaning "openness") policy reform
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Frantsishak Skaryna Belarusian Language Society
The Frantsishak Skaryna Belarusian Language Society (Belarusian: Таварыства беларускай мовы імя Францішка Скарыны, TBM) is an association in Belarus. The association's main activity is promotion and development of the Belarusian language.[1]Contents1 History and profile 2 Chairperson 3 References 4 External linksHistory and profile[edit] The TBM was founded in 1989 on an initiative a group of Belarusian intellectuals by Belarusian Writers' Union, the Ministries of Education and of Culture, the Institutes of Linguistics and of Literature of the
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Alexander Lukashenko
Aleksandr Grigoryevich Lukashenko (Belarusian: Алякса́ндр Рыго́равіч Лукашэ́нка, translit. Alyaksandr Ryhoravich Lukashenka; IPA: [alʲaˈksand(a)r rɨˈɣɔravʲitʂ lukaˈʂɛnka]; Russian: Алекса́ндр Григо́рьевич Лукаше́нко, IPA: [ɐlʲɪˈksandr ɡrʲɪˈɡorʲjɪvʲɪtɕ ɫʊkɐˈʂɛnkə]; born 30 August 1954) is the first, and so far the only President of Belarus, having been in office since 20 July 1994.[1] Before his career as a politician, Lukashenko worked as director of a state-owned agricultural farm and spent time with the Soviet Border Troops
Soviet Border Troops
and the Soviet Army. He was the only deputy to vote against the independence of Belarus
Belarus
from the Soviet Union. Lukashenko opposed Western-backed shock therapy during the post-Soviet transition
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Belarusian Referendum, 1995
A four-question referendum was held in Belarus
Belarus
on 14 May 1995, alongside parliamentary elections.[1] The four issues were the possibility of giving the Russian language
Russian language
equal status with Belarusian, whether new national symbols should be adopted, whether there should be economic integration with Russia
Russia
and changes to the constitution that would allow early elections if Parliament systematically violated the constitution.[2] According to official results, all four were approved by at least three-quarters of voters, with a turnout of 64.8%.[2] The OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
OSCE Parliamentary Assembly
stated that the referendum violated international standards
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Russia
Coordinates: 60°N 90°E / 60°N 90°E / 60; 90Russian Federation Росси́йская Федерaция (Russian) Rossiyskaya FederatsiyaFlagCoat of armsAnthem:  "Gosudarstvenny gimn Rossiyskoy Federatsii"  (transliteration) "State Anthem of the Russian Federation"Location of Russia
Russia
(green) Russian-administered Crimea
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Census
A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations
United Nations
defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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University Of Oldenburg
A university (Latin: universitas, "a whole") is an institution of higher (or tertiary) education and research which awards academic degrees in various academic disciplines
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Russians
Russians
Russians
(Russian: русские, russkiye) are an East Slavic ethnic group native to Eastern Europe. The majority of Russians
Russians
inhabit the nation state of Russia, while notable minorities exist in other former Soviet states such as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine
Ukraine
and the Baltic states. A large Russian diaspora
Russian diaspora
also exists all over the world, with notable numbers in the United States, Germany, Israel, and Canada. Russians
Russians
are the most numerous ethnic group in Europe. The Russians
Russians
share many cultural traits with their fellow East Slavic counterparts, specifically Belarusians
Belarusians
and Ukrainians. They are predominantly Orthodox Christians
Orthodox Christians
by religion
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