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Vasil Bykaŭ
Vasíl Uładzímiravič Býkaŭ (often spelled Vasil Bykov, Belarusian: Васі́ль Уладзі́міравіч Бы́каў, Russian: Василь Влади́мирович Быков) (June 19, 1924 – June 22, 2003) was a prolific author of novels and novellas about World War II
World War II
and a significant figure in Belarusian literature and civic thought. His work earned him endorsements for the Nobel Prize nomination from, among others, Nobel Prize
Nobel Prize
laureates Joseph Brodsky and Czesław Miłosz.Contents1 Life and career 2 Awards 3 See also 4 References 5 Bibliography 6 External linksLife and career[edit] Vasil Bykaŭ
Vasil Bykaŭ
was born in the village Byčki, not far from Viciebsk in 1924. In 1941 he was in Ukraine when Germany
Germany
attacked the USSR. At first seventeen-year-old Bykaŭ dug trenches – then he volunteered for the Red Army
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Belarusian Language
 Belarus   Poland
Poland
(in Gmina Orla, Gmina Narewka, Gmina Czyże, Gmina Hajnówka
Hajnówka
and town of Hajnówka)Collective Security Treaty OrganizationRecognised minority language in Czech Republic[3]  Ukraine[4][5]  Lithuania[citation needed]Regulated by National Academy of Sciences of BelarusLanguage codesISO 639-1 beISO 639-2 belISO 639-3 belGlottolog bela1254[6]Linguasphere 53-AAA-eb < 53-AAA-e (varieties: 53-AAA-eba to 53-AAA-ebg)Belarusian-speaking world Legend: Dark blue - territory, where Belarusian language
Belarusian language
is used chiefly; Light blue - historical range[7]This article contains IPA phonetic symbols. Without proper rendering support, you may see question marks, boxes, or other symbols instead of Unicode
Unicode
characters
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Order Of Friendship
The Order of Friendship
Order of Friendship
(Russian: Орден Дружбы, Orden Druzhby) is a state decoration of the Russian Federation
Russian Federation
established by Boris Yeltsin
Boris Yeltsin
by presidential decree 442 of March 2, 1994[1] to reward foreign nationals whose work, deeds and efforts have been aimed at the betterment of relations with the Russian Federation
Russian Federation
and its people
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Czech Republic
The Czech Republic
Czech Republic
(/ˈtʃɛk rɪˈpʌblɪk/ ( listen)[10] Czech: Česká republika, Czech pronunciation: [ˈtʃɛskaː ˈrɛpuˌblɪka] ( listen)),[11] also known as Czechia[12] (/ˈtʃɛkiə/ ( listen); Czech: Česko, pronounced [ˈtʃɛsko] ( listen)), is a landlocked country in Central Europe
Europe
bordered by Germany
Germany
to the west, Austria
Austria
to the south, Slovakia to the east and Poland
Poland
to the northeast.[13] The Czech Republic
Czech Republic
covers an area of 78,866 square kilometres (30,450 sq mi) with a mostly temperate continental climate and oceanic climate. It is a unitary parliamentary republic, has 10.6 million inhabitants and the capital and largest city is Prague, with 1.3 million residents
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Order Of The Red Star
The Order of the Red Star
Order of the Red Star
(Russian: Орден Краснoй Звезды) was a military decoration of the Soviet Union
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Order Of The Red Banner Of Labour
The Order of the Red Banner
Order of the Red Banner
of Labour (Russian: Орден Трудового Красного Знамени, translit. Orden Trudovogo Krasnogo Znameni) was an order of the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
established to honour great deeds and services to the Soviet
Soviet
state and society in the fields of production, science, culture, literature, the arts, education, health, social and other spheres of labour activities. It is the labour counterpart of the military Order of the Red Banner. A few institutions and factories, being the pride of Soviet
Soviet
Union, also received the order. The Order of the Red Banner of Labour began solely as an award of the Russian SFSR on December 28, 1920
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USSR State Prize
The USSR State Prize
USSR State Prize
(Russian: Госуда́рственная пре́мия СССР, Gosudarstvennaya premiya SSSR) was the Soviet Union's state honor. It was established on September 9, 1966. After the breakup of the Soviet Union, the prize was followed up by the State Prize of the Russian Federation. The State Stalin
Stalin
Prize (Государственная Сталинская премия, Gosudarstvennaya Stalinskaya premiya), usually called the Stalin
Stalin
Prize, existed from 1941 to 1954 – some sources give an incorrect termination date of 1952
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Hero Of Socialist Labour
20,812105 people with two awardsRelatedHero of the Soviet Union Hero of Labour of the Russian Federation Hero of Socialist Labour
Hero of Socialist Labour
(Russian: Геро́й Социалисти́ческого Труда́, tr. Geróy Sotsialistícheskogo Trudá) was an honorary title of the Soviet Union and other Warsaw Pact
Warsaw Pact
countries. It was the highest degree of distinction for exceptional achievements in national economy and culture
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Order Of Lenin
The Order of Lenin
Order of Lenin
(Russian: Орден Ленина, Orden Lenina), named after the leader of the Russian October Revolution, was the highest civilian decoration bestowed by the Soviet Union. The order was awarded to:Civilians for outstanding services rendered to the State, Members of the armed forces for exemplary service, Those who promoted friendship and cooperation between peoples and in strengthening peace Those with meritorious services to the Soviet state and society[1]From 1944 to 1957, before the institution of specific length of service medals, the Order of Lenin
Order of Lenin
was also used to reward 25 years of conspicuous military service. Those who were awarded the titles "Hero of the Soviet Union" and "Hero of Socialist Labour" were also given the order as part of the award. It was also bestowed on cities, companies, factories, regions, military units and ships
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Order Of The Patriotic War
US-sized ribbon of the Order of the Patriotic War, 1st class US-sized ribbon of the Order of the Patriotic War, 2nd classThe Order of the Patriotic War
Order of the Patriotic War
(Russian: Орден Отечественной войны) is a Soviet military decoration that was awarded to all soldiers in the Soviet armed forces, security troops, and to partisans for heroic deeds during the German-Soviet War, known by the former- Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as the Great Patriotic War.Contents1 History 2 Design 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] The Order was established on 20 May 1942 and came in first class and second class depending upon the merit of the deed. It was the first Soviet order established during the war, and the first Soviet order divided into classes. Its statute precisely defined, which deeds are awarded with the order, e.g
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Lenin Prize
The Lenin
Lenin
Prize (Russian: Ленинская премия, Leninskaya premiya) was one of the most prestigious awards of the Soviet Union, presented to individuals for accomplishments relating to science, literature, arts, architecture, and technology. It was created on June 23, 1925 and was awarded until 1934. During the period from 1935 to 1956, the Lenin
Lenin
Prize was not awarded, being replaced largely by the Stalin Prize. On August 15, 1956, it was reestablished, and continued to be awarded on every even-numbered year until 1990. The award ceremony was April 22, Lenin's birthday. The Lenin
Lenin
Prize is different from the Lenin
Lenin
Peace Prize, which was awarded to foreign citizens rather than to citizens of the Soviet Union, for their contributions to the peace cause
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Order Of Francisc Skorina
The Order of Francysk Skaryna (Belarusian: О́рдэн Францы́ска Скары́ны) is an award of Belarus. It is named after Francysk Skaryna, one of the first book printers in Cyrillic script. It is a single level award that was instituted on 13 April 1995. It is awarded for services to the arts, literature, historical study, etc.[1] See also[edit]Orders, decorations, and medals of BelarusReferences[edit]^ "Republic of Belarus: Order of Francisc Skorina". Medals of the World. 6 May 2007. Retrieved 9 November 2011. This article related to orders, decorations, and medals is a stub
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Russian Language
Russian (Russian: ру́сский язы́к, tr. rússkiy yazýk) is an East Slavic language
East Slavic language
and an official language in Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan
and many minor or unrecognised territories throughout Eurasia
Eurasia
(particularly in Eastern Europe, the Baltics, the Caucasus, and Central Asia). It is an unofficial but widely spoken language in Latvia, Moldova, Ukraine
Ukraine
and to a lesser extent, the other post-Soviet states.[31][32] Russian belongs to the family of Indo-European languages
Indo-European languages
and is one of the four living members of the East Slavic languages
Slavic languages
(which in turn is part of the larger Balto-Slavic branch)
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Izvestia
Izvestia
Izvestia
(Russian: Известия, IPA: [ɪzˈvʲesʲtʲɪjə]) is a long-running high-circulation daily broadsheet newspaper in Russia. It was a newspaper of record in the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
from 1917 until the dissolution of the USSR in 1991.[2] The word izvestiya in Russian means "delivered messages", derived from the verb izveshchat ("to inform", "to notify"). In the context of newspapers it is usually translated as "news" or "reports".Contents1 Origin 2 History2.1 1917–1991 2.2 1992–present3 References 4 Further reading 5 External linksOrigin[edit] The newspaper began as the News of the Petrograd Soviet
Petrograd Soviet
of Workers Deputies on 13 March [O.S
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The New York Times
The New York Times
The New York Times
(sometimes abbreviated as The NYT or The Times) is an American newspaper based in New York City
New York City
with worldwide influence and readership.[6][7][8] Founded in 1851, the paper has won 122 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other newspaper.[9][10] As of September 2016, it had the largest combined print-and-digital circulation of any daily newspaper in the United States.[11] The New York Times is ranked 18th in the world by circulation. The paper is owned by The New York Times
The New York Times
Company, which is publicly traded but primarily controlled by the Ochs-Sulzberger family through a dual-class share structure.[12] It has been owned by the family since 1896; A.G
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