Regional news

Unknown famous sculptor Isaak Itkind (to the 50th death anniversary of the sculptor)
It’s rather difficult to talk about the sculptor Isaak Itkind relying only on the years of his life and work, his moves, acquaintances, friendship with the colleagues and famous people of that time. The stories of various authors differ and sometimes even have nothing in common.   Читать дальше
Everything will be #WOOOOW
For the first time ever Girls Football League for girls’ teams under the age of 13 has been organized on the territory of Belarus. The opening of this great competition, which is held with support from FIFA and the association “Belarusian Football Federation”, took place on the stadium of Smorgon Youth Sports Football School on the 6th of April. Читать дальше
Under the sign of Oginsky. Horses and ponies are a new “staff” of Oginski museum
During Mikhail Kleofas Oginski’s lifetime his manor in Zalesye was famous for its horse-riding expeditions along the park-ways. The composer’s guests were always sure that they would be invited to admire the sights out of nice carriages or even to join the host in horse riding. Читать дальше
«Lights! Camera! Action!»
A film about the first world war is being made in Smorgon. Its scratch is “The forgotten war”. The film depicts the times when the front line was going through our district and for more than two years the town held the line not allowing the German army to get to the East. Читать дальше
Give our hearts to children. Let miracles happen to you
A sprinkle of snow was falling outdoors, the sun was shining gently and was trying to see what a boy was doing. The boy sat at the table, opened his album and started to draw a new-year evening. There was a big table with a nice cake and a lot of sweets on it. A large close-knit family were drinking tea with special treats and giving presents to one another. The boy had prepared drawings with greetings for his parents, siblings – special ones for each of them. They were reading these greetings, laughing and slapping hands… Читать дальше
The Puppet Theatre “Batleika” from Zalesye has celebrated its 35th anniversary
The national puppet theatre “Batleika” which functions at Zalesye village hall, has celebrated its 35th anniversary this year. In celebration of the event, Zalesye village hall opened its doors for all the people who had ever been involved in the puppet theatre. Alexander Los, one of the founders of this theatre, became a visitor of distinction at the celebration. Due to his work the theatre was ranked as national. Читать дальше
Researchers, scientists, politicians about the lessons of the First World War
Pupils of the gymnasium met the participants of the second day’s international conference “The First World War – pages of history” and gave them a tour around their folk history museum. The young guides spoke vividly and emotionally about valuable exhibits and then invited the guests to the plenary meeting. Читать дальше
Personality. Equal mark
When I offered Eduard Kluisha to meet so that I could write some material about him, the boy was in doubt: «Is it worth writing about me again? I mean I have been written about several times. Moreover I am a modest guy». Читать дальше
Poets of our small motherland. Our man in Scotland
What (or who) can associate Smorgon with the International Book Festival in Edinburg? The festival that is one of the largest in the world has been held since 1983, but authors from Belarus never presented their works there. And could we just imagine that the first writer to take part in the festival would be from Smorgon? Tatyana Skarynkina admits that such thoughts have never come to her mind. Читать дальше
A bunch of flowers and music
On the 25th of September Mikhail Kleofas Oginski’s  estate museum celebrated the anniversary of the composer’s birth.  The grand festival “Dahlias to Mikhail’s birthday” was held here. Читать дальше
AN ECHO OF EVENTS: Under the sigh of Lyaliva
It is 633 years since the time when the Krevo Union was signed. But even today those tragic and mysterious events more and more often attract attention of both historians and ordinary Belarusians. Читать дальше
Аnnouncements of cultural events in Smorgon
August 26th, 14.00 –  “The festival of flowers” (Village hall “Voistom village hall”) Читать дальше
Prominent people of Smorgon land: Artur Tsyazhki
On the 23rd of July Artur Tsyazhki –  a talented writer from Smorgon – would be celebrating his 75th anniversary. Some writers’ destinies can seem to be ordinary and uninteresting. They live like others, publish their works and don’t impress their acquaintances and readers. But one day they die and we look back at their lives trying to understand something important. Читать дальше
Let’s talk about ice-cream or how Smorgon ice-cream is made
In order to popularize holidays on the territory of our country in 2017 the Belarusian national tourism agency published the booklet with the list “100 things that you should do in Belarus”. Number 26 of this list is “Taste the real Smorgon ice-cream”. Читать дальше
On Ivan Kupala’s night
More than once Zalesye has been one of the main arenas for celebrating Kupalye in our district. Traditionally this agrotown with its rich historic heritage hosts guests not only from Smorgon district but also from other surrounding communities. During this year’s celebration, which took place on the night of July 6th to 7th, you could see a lot of guests from Smorgon, Vileyka, Molodechno, Postavy, Oshmyany on the ground near the village hall. And even residents of our capital came here. The newspaper “Svetly shlyakh” became a media partner of this event. Читать дальше
The festive occasion devoted to Fire Emergency Day
Every year on the 25th of July in Belarus all emergency response groups of the country celebrate their professional holiday - Fire Emergency Day. Читать дальше
What is China looking for in Smorgon milk?
On the 26th of June at the premises of the industrial establishment “Smorgon milk products” the agreement on creating the cooperative research center of development in the agricultural production proceeding technology was signed by two enterprises: «Zhang Xiaofang, President of Quzhou Quanjinglang Biotechnology Company Limited» and “Smorgon milk products”. Читать дальше
Kushlyany festival 2018 – collected friends
The poetic musical festival was held at F. Bogushevich’s museum-manor at the initiative of the Belarusian literature history state museum with support from Smorgon district executive committee. Читать дальше
The programme of XII Country-wide Festival of National Cultures in Grodno
XII Country-wide Festival of National Cultures will be held in Grodno from 1st to 3rd of June. Читать дальше