History of Belarus

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  • Minsk captured by German troops

    Belarusian culture started to flourish because German administration allowed schools with Belarusian language, previously banned in Russia
  • Soviet troops occupied Minsk

    Germans no longer control Belarus
  • Minsk is re-captured by the Soviet Red Army from poland

  • The great Purge Begins

    a series of campaigns of political repression and persecution in the Soviet Union orchestrated by Joseph Stalin. almost all prominent Belarusian national intelligentsia were executed
  • The Great Purge Ends

  • Soviet Union invades Poland

  • Germany and its Axis allies invaded the Soviet Union

  • jews fight back in Lakhva

    One of the first uprisings of a Jewish ghetto against the Nazis
  • the Chernobyl disaster

    occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine situated close to the border with Belarus
  • Belarus declares its national sovereignty

    thia ia a key step toward independence from the Soviet Union
  • The BSSR was formally renamed the Republic of Belarus

    This mad e Belarus's indipendence official to its citizins.