Until the 17th century, the Ruthenian language, the predecessor of modern Belarusian, was used in Grand Duchy as a chancery language, that is the language used for official documents. Afterwards, it was replaced with the Polish language , commonly spoken by the upper classes of Belarusian society.
A real source of national pride, it boasts the largest collection of Russian-language books outside of Russia. Day of Belarusian Written Language is an annual holiday. The holiday concept reflects the history of the written language and book publishing in Belarus as well as the development of the Belarusian literature and culture at a present ...
Republic of Belarus Full name: The Republic of Belarus Government type: presidential republic President: Aleksandr Lukashenko Capital: Minsk (2 million 9,7 thousand) Population: 9 million 349,6 thousand Major languages: Belarusian, Russian Monetary unit: Belarusian ruble (Br)
Mar 26, 2021 · From Proto-Slavic *želza, with distant assimilation ж … з > з … з (compare Ukrainian за́лоза (záloza) ). Cognate with Russian железа́ (železá) .
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Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian constitute the East Slavic language group. In the early 21st century Russian was spoken as a native language by some 160 million people, including many inhabitants of countries that formerly were part of the Soviet Union.
Belarus is a heavily forested, flat, low-lying country that includes the Poltsk Lowland (north) and the Dnieper Lowland (south). A few areas of rolling hills in the west blend into the lowlands. The extensive Pripyat marshes cover the southern reaches of the country.
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IVAN Іван m Russian, Bulgarian, Ukrainian, Belarusian, Serbian, Croatian, Czech, Slovak, Macedonian, Slovene, English, Italian, Romanian, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian Newer form of the old Slavic name Іѡаннъ (Ioannu), which was derived from Greek Ioannes (see JOHN). This was the name of six Russian rulers, including the 15th-century Ivan III the Great and 16th-century Ivan IV the Terrible, the first tsar of Russia.