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Wiazynka (or Vyazynka) is a small village located not far from Minsk. Here, at folwark, in 1882 was born Ivan Lutsevich, better known as Janka Kupala the poet, playwright, publicist, Belarusian literature classics. His family was noble, although both of Kupala’s parents were employed as tenant farmers at the folwark. Kupala was thus essentially born into a landless peasant class. Kupala received a traditional Belarusian education, completing his studies in 1898. Following the death of his father in 1902, Kupala worked a variety of short-term jobs, including as a tutor, a shop assistant, and a record keeper.

Every year, during summer solstice, here celebrate Midsummer (Kupalle on BY).
This is a pagan summer celebration of fertility. Lately it was renamed into a Christian celebration of St John’s Day.  That fest usually involves youth going into a forests and the meadows, wearing flowers and grass garlands, dancing in roundelay around fires, jumping through fires.
A popular kind of Midsummer Night is fortune-telling – putting wreaths on water. People believed that on Midsummer Night the fern has a very special flower the fern flower (paparats-kvetka on BY) is glowing in the dark. The fern flower give a ability to see the future and find all the world’s hidden treasures. If you find the flower, you’ll be happy. But no one has found this yet. Search of the fern flower is one of the most mysterious rituals of Midsummer Night.

In 1972, the Government of Belarus has decided to establish the literary-memorial reserve writer.
Today the farm looks the same as in the XIX century and literary museum located there. Near the house the trees grow planted by the Kupala’s wife together with Belarusian writers and fans of the writer.
The reserve area is about 21 hectares. Nearby is the railway. Also near water channel connecting the Svisloch river and Vilija river. This is Vileika-Minsk water system, water system of Minsk. Where the water from the river Vilija (it’s Neman basin) being transferred to Svisloch river (Dnieper basin).  This is a unique engineering object of the Soviet period. Around the beautiful places, there is ecological trails for cyclists and backpackers.

 

A pictures and panorams photo of Wiazynka photo gallery added August, 15, 2015.

Raubichi Olympic sports complex was built in 1974 is 20 km from Minsk city and 25 km from Minsk National Airport. The complex is located in a picturesque place, the relief is formed by a glacier.
Complex awarded the highest “A” category from  International Biathlon Union. There have been three World Cup biathlon in 1974, 1982 and 1990. Junior World Cup biathlon in 2015.
The complex is literally packed with maps, diagrams, pointers. All of them are duplicated in English. There are several hotels with good-quality service.

 

 

Nature sometimes creates a very bizarre forms. Often single stump or dried driftwood look like remarkably picturesque, reminding us of the fabulous Goblin or other mysterious creatures like Chupakabra.
These photos are taken the early spring in the forest near town. Forest areas pixel garbage, this indicates the human activity. Garbage as excrements of civilization dissolves in the stomach of nature is slowly-slowly.
Pictures has been taken 21 of March, 2010; 1 of March, 2014; 27 of Fabruary, 2016.

Historians suggest that the people in this area settled in the 7th century BC, they lived on a hill that people today called the Maiden. Well preserved ancient burial mounds on the hill. In the 90s of last century, archaeologists have unearthed several such mounds. There were found silver rings, glass beads, rings, bracelets, metal meet in the form of snake heads.
It is believed that the name Maiden mountain comes from the Latin word «dievas», what it means to god or just a Mountain of God. Probably on this mountain was once a pagan temple. Earlier on this mountain was a huge boulder, which was called Adam’s Stone. Around the mountain there are three sources that probably used for cult purposes. One scientist believes that the Maiden mountain was once a pagan temple of the goddess of love and fecundity. Maiden Mountain has a lot of legends and stories. One legend was written in 1881 and published in the geographical dictionary of the Polish Kingdom:

Once here there a very pretty girl lived, two guys were in love with her. She did not know whom to choose, and she said, “I’ll sit high on the mountain, and you take the huge boulders and roll it uphill. One who will make it faster, I will marry the him.” Guys done it simultaneously and they had died immediately from a heart attack. People buried them on the mountain, and people was so angry at girl that they dug a hole and buried her alive.

There is catholic church of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary (1796—1805) is beautifully situated at the highest point. According to local residents, the temple survived  all wars and well preserved to our time. And only about 1980, students have managed to set fire to the church. Roof burned down only. View of panorama alienates. Massive walls, strict main facade, interesting columns inside the church were left standing. Interior space is now occupied by birch trees and bushes, but the past greatness exists a still.

 

Shooted photos and these Dubrowo panoramic photos:
05 of July, 2014.

Neman river or Niemen or Nemunas, ( река Неман – on belarusian ) is a major Eastern European river rising in Belarus and flowing through Lithuania before draining into the Curonian Lagoon and then into the Baltic Sea at Klaipeda. It is the northern border between Lithuania and Russia’s Kaliningrad Oblast in its lower reaches. (It also very briefly forms part of the border between Lithuania and Belarus.) The 14th largest river in Europe, the largest in Lithuania and the 3rd largest in Belarus, it is navigable for most of its 900-kilometer length.
The Neman River basin was formed during the Quaternary period, and is located roughly along the edge of the last glacial sheet, dating from about 25,000-22,000 BP (Before Present). Its depth varies from 1 meter in its upper courses to 5 meters in the lower basin.

Pictures of Neman river nature photo gallery added 12 of June, 2010; and 18 of June, 2011.