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House of Culture. Logoysk

Why shouldn’t the people, who lived more than a thousand years ago, have chosen this picturesque place on the right bank of the river Gaina to build a settlement? There was a rampart, topped with a citadel and a log wall, just where the Park of the former Tyszkiewicz family manor is situated. Surroundings could be seen for dozens of miles from high hills. It helped Logoysk (Logozhask) to serve as a fortification from invaders, coming from the south, on their way to Polotsk.

The original name of the city is «Logozhsk».

According to the most reasonable opinion that name derives from the name of the river Logoza flowing into the river Hayna and it is formed by adding the suffix «-sk». And in its turn the name «Logoza» is derived from the word «log». It means «lowlands, valley» in Belarusian.

The first historical record of this town took place when the ancient Logoysk was a part of the Principality of Polotsk. Prince of Kiev Vladimir Monomakh wrote in 1078 in his famous Instruction (also known as The Testament):

Burnt earth and conquered lands to Lukoml and Logozhsk.

The next mention of the name „Logozhsk“ took place in 1127 when Monomakh’s grandson organized a great campaign to Polotsk. The squad, consisting of the people from Logozhsk, was captured, and the «frightehed» town surrendered after a two-day siege.

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Khatyn vs Katyn

History, even current history, is full of lies. But largely because these falsehoods appear in printed form they are believed by many many people, and it is for this reason that the Institute for Historical Review is so vital. One such hoax is that of Khatyn — as opposed to Katyn.

On 3 July 1974 the British newspaper Daily Telegraph published the following article: «Confusion on Khatyn and Katyn».


The Brothers Tyszkiewicz

The first son Konstanty was born in the family of Count Pius Feletsianovich Tyszkiewicz in 1806. Besides him there were two more sons and a daughter in the family: Eustachy, Florian and Pawlina. The brothers Konstanty and Eustachy left behind an invaluable heritage for future generations.


The Vilnius Museum of Antiquities

History has always aroused interest of the people as well as culture. Museum is just the place where these concepts can exist freely together. But, unfortunately, not all know the history of the appearance and development of the Belarusian museum. Meanwhile, every honest Belarusian has to know the names of Belarusian scientists, enthusiasts and researchers such as Adam Kirkor, Teodor-Mateusz Narbutt, Władysław Syrokomla. The names of the brothers from Logoysk Konstanty and Eustachy Tyszkiewicz, the world-famous scientists, take one of the first places in the list. They worked as archaeologists, historians, and ethnographers and they made a significant contribution not only to the science of their own country but also to world science and culture.


Songs of Logoyshchina (Logoysk district)

«Songs of Logoyshchina» — is the result of three years of hard work that has captured Viktor Antonovich Nesterovich from the early beginning of his career. Made in 47 localities of Logoysk district, 750 song records represent almost all genres of the belarusian folk music. The songbook includes 427 works, combined in three cycles: calendar-ritual poetry (songs of strolling musicians, the Kupala songs, crop gathering songs, autumn songs, songs of Maslenitsa (Pancake Songs), spring songs, family-ritual poetry (christening, wedding songs, orphan’s songs) and non-ritual lyrics presented by the everyday family songs, love songs, songs of soldiers, historical, comic songs.