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Nasha Niva
NASHA NIVA (Belarusian : Наша Ніва, Naša Niva, literally Our field) is one of the oldest Belarusian weekly newspapers, founded in 1906 and re-established in 1991. The current editor-in-chief is Andrej Skurko , who succeeded Andrej Dyńko . CONTENTS* 1 History * 1.1 1906-1915 * 1.2 Since 1991 * 2 External links * 3 References HISTORY1906-1915 Nasha Niva
Nasha Niva
logo in the early 20th century (written in the Belarusian Latin alphabet ) The newspaper was founded in 1906 by members of the Belarusian Socialist Union (Hramada) in Vilna (modern Vilnius) that was a centre of the Belarusian national movement at that time. Nasha Niva
Nasha Niva
was amongst the first newspapers in Belarusian language
Belarusian language
. It published news about Belarus
Belarus
and literary works by Belarusian authors
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Václav Havel
VáCLAV HAVEL (Czech pronunciation: ( listen ); 5 October 1936 – 18 December 2011) was a Czech writer and former dissident, who served as the 1st President of the Czech Republic from 1993 to 2003. Prior to that he also served as the last president of Czechoslovakia from 1989 until its dissolution in 1992. As a writer of Czech literature , he is known for his plays, essays, and memoirs. His educational opportunities limited by his bourgeois background, Havel first rose to prominence within the Prague
Prague
theater world as a playwright. Havel used the absurdist style in works such as The Garden Party and The Memorandum to critique communism
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Alexander Lukashenko
ALEKSANDR GRIGORYEVICH LUKASHENKO (Belarusian : Алякса́ндр Рыго́равіч Лукашэ́нка, translit. Aliaksandr Ryhoravič Lukašenka, pronounced ; Russian : Алекса́ндр Григо́рьевич Лукаше́нко, IPA: ; born 30 August 1954) is the President of Belarus , having been in office since 20 July 1994. Before his career as a politician, Lukashenko worked as director of a state-owned agricultural farm and spent time with the Soviet Border Troops and the Soviet Army
Soviet Army
. He was the only deputy to vote against the independence of Belarus
Belarus
from the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
. Lukashenko opposed Western-backed "shock therapy " during the post-Soviet transition. He has retained Soviet-era policies, such as continued state ownership of key industries, despite objections from Western governments
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Siarhiej Dubaviec
SIARHIEJ DUBAVIEC (Сяргей Дубавец, pronounced ; born. September 17, 1959 in Mazyr ) is a Belarusian journalist and writer. Graduated from the Belarusian State University journalism faculty. Worked for the Belarusian Soviet Encyclopaedia publishing house, the newspaper Homielskaja Praŭda and illegal anti-Soviet newspapers. Editor of literature critics department in "Nioman magazine " (1987-1990), chief editor of the newspapers "Svaboda " (1990-1991) and "Naša Niva " (1991-2000), the radio "Bałtyjskija Chvali " (2000-2001), author of the programme "Vostraja Brama" on the Radio Liberty Belarusian edition (since 1997). Resides currently in Vilnius
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Prague Society For International Cooperation
The PRAGUE SOCIETY FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION is an organization dedicated to business , politics and academia in Central Europe . A rigorous agenda is achieved through transparent networking , off-the-record dialogues and numerous international functions in order to develop a new generation of responsible, intellectuals who work towards a common goal in a post-communistic society. The most notable function of the Prague Society would be the Hanno R. Ellenbogen Citizenship Award , jointly given every year with the Global Panel Foundation to those with the vision to work towards the common good. The Society believes that the innovative process has been hindered based on a reluctance to share information and communicate. The organization was established in June 1999 in order to overcome this obstacle and has retained many international ties around the world
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Belposhta
BELPOSHTA (Belarusian : Белпошта) is the national postal service of Belarus
Belarus
. It became a member of the Universal Postal Union in 1949. CONTENTS * 1 History * 2 See also * 3 External links * 4 References HISTORYThe development of postal services in Belarus
Belarus
began in ancient times. So, for 885 is the first mention in the Chronicle of the messenger service of the Belarusian land, "Sent to Oleg radzimichy asking..." In Kievan Rus\' there was a special "position" - the prince's messenger. The couriers delivered the order of the prince in various areas of the country. Sometimes the messenger went, and without certificates, special messages memorized. In 1583, the first in Belarus
Belarus
post road (Warszawa - Białystok - Grodno - Vilnius) introduced a system of tariffs, which operates today in all countries of the world. Shipping determined by the type and origin of its weight
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Special
SPECIAL or SPECIALS may refer to: CONTENTS * 1 Music * 2 Film and television * 3 Other uses * 4 See also MUSIC * Special (album) , a 1992 album by Vesta Williams * "Special" (Garbage song) , 1998 * "Special" (Mew song) , 2005 * "Special" (Stephen Lynch song) , 2000 * The Specials
The Specials
, a British band * "Special", a song by Violent Femmes on The Blind Leading the Naked * "Special", a song on
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UNESCO
The UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION (UNESCO; French : Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris
Paris
. Its declared purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through educational, scientific, and cultural reforms in order to increase universal respect for justice, the rule of law , and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter . It is the successor of the League of Nations
League of Nations
' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation . UNESCO
UNESCO
has 195 member states and ten associate members. Most of its field offices are "cluster" offices covering three or more countries; national and regional offices also exist
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Lithuania
Coordinates : 55°N 24°E / 55°N 24°E / 55; 24 LITHUANIA (/ˌlɪθjuˈeɪniə/ ( listen ); Lithuanian : Lietuva ), officially the REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA (Lithuanian: Lietuvos Respublika), is a country in the Baltic region
Baltic region
of northern -eastern Europe
Europe
. One of the three Baltic states
Baltic states
, it is situated along the southeastern shore of the Baltic Sea
Baltic Sea
, to the east of Sweden
Sweden
and Denmark
Denmark
. It is bordered by Latvia
Latvia
to the north, Belarus
Belarus
to the east and south, Poland
Poland
to the south, and Kaliningrad Oblast
Kaliningrad Oblast
(a Russian exclave ) to the southwest
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Soviet Union
The SOVIET UNION (Russian : Сове́тский Сою́з, tr. Sovétsky Soyúz, IPA: ( listen )), officially the UNION OF SOVIET SOCIALIST REPUBLICS (Russian : Сою́з Сове́тских Социалисти́ческих Респу́блик, tr. Soyúz Sovétskikh Sotsialistícheskikh Respúblik, IPA: ( listen )), abbreviated as the USSR (Russian : СССР, tr. SSSR), was a socialist state in Eurasia
Eurasia
that existed from 1922 to 1991. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics , its government and economy were highly centralized . The country was a one-party state , governed by the Communist Party with Moscow
Moscow
as its capital in its largest republic, the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic . The Russian nation had constitutionally equal status among the many nations of the union but exerted de facto dominance in various respects
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World War I
Allied victory * Central Powers ' victory on the Eastern Front nullified by defeat on the Western Front * Fall of the German , Russian , Ottoman , and Austro-Hungarian empires * Russian Civil War and foundation of Soviet Union
Soviet Union
* Formation of new countries in Europe
Europe
and the Middle East * Transfer of German colonies and regions of the former Ottoman Empire to other powers * Establishment of the League of Nations
League of Nations
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Newspaper Circulation
A newspaper 's CIRCULATION is the number of copies it distributes on an average day. Circulation is one of the principal factors used to set advertising rates. Circulation is not always the same as copies sold, often called PAID CIRCULATION, since some newspapers are distributed without cost to the reader. Readership figures are usually higher than circulation figures because of the assumption that a typical copy of the newspaper is read by more than one person. In many countries, circulations are audited by independent bodies such as the Audit
Audit
Bureau of Circulations to assure advertisers that a given newspaper does indeed reach the number of people claimed by the publisher. There are international open access directories such as Mondo Times, but these generally rely on numbers reported by newspapers themselves
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Minsk
MINSK (Belarusian : Мінск, pronounced ; Russian : Минск, ), is the capital and largest city of Belarus
Belarus
, on the Svislach and the Nyamiha Rivers. It is the administrative capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Commonwealth of Independent States
(CIS). As the national capital, Minsk
Minsk
has a special administrative status in Belarus
Belarus
and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region (voblast ) and Minsk
Minsk
raion (district). In 2013, it had a population of 2,002,600. The earliest historical references to Minsk
Minsk
date to the 11th century (1067), when it was noted as a provincial city within the Principality of Polotsk
Polotsk
. The settlement developed on the rivers. In 1242, Minsk became part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania
Grand Duchy of Lithuania

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Belarusian Language
BELARUSIAN (/bɛləˈruːsiən/ ; беларуская мова belaruskaya mova ) is an official language of Belarus , along with Russian, and is spoken abroad, mainly in Russia , Ukraine , and small parts in far-eastern Poland . Before Belarus gained independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, the language was known in English as Byelorussian or Belorussian, transliterating the Russian name, белорусский язык, or alternatively as White Ruthenian (/ruːˈθiːniən/ ) or White Russian (with the meaning Rus' but not Russia). Following independence, it also became known as Belarusian. Belarusian is one of the East Slavic languages and shares many grammatical and lexical features with other members of the group. To some extent, Russian , Ukrainian , and Belarusian are mutually intelligible
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Andrej Dyńko
ANDREJ DYńKO (Belarusian : Андрэй Дынько) (born 1974) is a Belarusian journalist and chief editor of the oldest Belarusian weekly newspaper, Naša Niva , and one of the editors of the magazine Arche .He was arrested in the protests surrounding the 2006 Presidential Elections, spent ten days in Jail and has since published his prison diaries. REFERENCES * ^ "Writer Andrej Dynko released after ten days in jail, publishes prison diary". IFEX. March 31, 2006. Retrieved January 21, 2010
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Vilnius
VILNIUS (Lithuanian pronunciation: ( listen ), see also other names ) is the capital of Lithuania
Lithuania
and its largest city, with a population of 542,664 as of 2015 . Vilnius
Vilnius
is located in the southeast part of Lithuania
Lithuania
and is the second largest city in the Baltic states
Baltic states
. Vilnius
Vilnius
is the seat of the main government institutions of Lithuania as well as of the Vilnius District Municipality
Vilnius District Municipality
. Vilnius
Vilnius
is classified as a Gamma global city according to GaWC
GaWC
studies, and is known for the architecture in its Old Town , declared a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site in 1994
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