Belarus Belarus History
Belarus' history is divided into two parts, based on its history as a state and as an independent nation - as a state. For much of history, the area, now known as Belarus, has been part of various countries, including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and the Czech Republic. The first state of this kind in Central Europe was Belarus, which was one of the states in the centre of Europe. For over a thousand years, Belarus was home to a large number of ethnic groups, including Jews, Greeks, Armenians, Slavs, Poles, Russians, Ukrainians, Germans, Italians, Jews, and others.
The area known as Kievan Rus became part of Rzecz Pospolita, the first Central European state and the second largest in the world, and broke away from Rus after the enlargement of Lithuania and later Poland. Slavic state comprising parts of Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Belarus and Latvia.
Belarus should remain part of the Polish-Lithuanian community of states until Moscow annexes the Smolensk region. Two years later, however, the Riga Treaty split Belarus into two parts: Western Belarus was annexed to Poland, while Eastern Belarus remained part of the Soviet Union. The Russian occupation of eastern and northern Lithuania became the Lithuanian-Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.
BSSR was still part of the USSR when it was dissolved, but only after the end of the Second World War, in 1991. The BSSR had been part of the Soviet Union from 1941 to 1945, when the Soviet Union was dissolved, and then again from 1946 to 1953. It was again part of the USSR from 1945 to 1949, then from 1953 to 1954, before it was dismantled.
In December 1991, the Soviet Union was formally dissolved by its founding members in the Bielaviezskaja Pusca of the USSR.
Belarus was later part of what was called the Litva, and included parts of East Lithuania, West Belarus, and eastern Ukraine. In 1919, during the Russian occupation of Eastern Lithuania, Belarus was merged with the Lithuanian and Belarusian Soviet Republics and became the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic (BSSR). Belarus was reunited with East Belarus in 1924, while West Lithuania came under Soviet control through the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact, the so-called Bielaviezskaja Pusca Treaty, a treaty between the Soviet Union and the United States.
Although this common history manifested itself in a common state called Pospolita Lithuauica, Belarus played a key role in the development of the old Russian culture and language and played an important role in the development of its own language and culture. The pale is the historical boundary between Poland and Lithuania, and includes parts of Poland, Lithuania and eastern Ukraine, stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea. It consisted of a number of regions, such as the Baltic Sea, the Caspian Sea and the Great Lakes, and was split off from Poland and Lithuania in the Middle Ages, and included the areas of what is now Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Slovakia, Ukraine and Poland.
The two Belarusian principalities were annexed to the Grand Lithuanian Duchy, and the territories were conquered by the Lithuanian princes, although they retained a certain degree of autonomy.
Instead, in the 13th century, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania began to form the western part of what is now Belarus. Belarus became part of Belarus only in the 13th century, when the Lithuanian princes conquered eastern Belarus and some of its territories in eastern Lithuania.
At the end of the 17th century Poland was divided into Russia, Prussia and Austria, and Belarus became part of them. In 1772, 1793 and 1795 it became a member of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and later Poland, which itself was divided between Russia and Prussia - Austria. Belarus declared independence in 1917 and founded the Belarusian People's Republic. Its territory remained part of the Russian Empire until the First World War, during which time it was occupied by Germany. The last major expansion of Belarusian territory under Soviet rule took place in 1939, when the ethnically Belarusian territories that had been part of Poland between the two world wars were annexed by the USSR and annexed to Soviet Belarus.
Western parts of Belarus became part of the Russian Empire, which was soon followed by Russia's annexation of eastern parts in the Second Northern War. At the end of this process, culture and civilization were suspended and thus destroyed, until after the end of the Second Southern War and the Soviet Union.
Russia's modern name is Rossiya, after Hellenism, which was introduced in the 17th century, but the name is not Russia. Belarus was the only Russian-speaking name for the country until 1991, when a law established that the new independent Republic of Belarus should be called Belarus in honor of its founder, Alexander Lukashenko. We had a short Belarusian state, the then-founded People's Republic of Belarus, which survived only a few months.