Famous people on Belarus's street names


Vladimir Lenin

Vladimir Lenin 138 Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, better known as Vladimir Lenin, was a Russian revolutionary, politician, and political theorist. He served as the first and founding head of government of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic from 1917 until his death in 1924, and of the Soviet Union from 1922 until his death. Under his administration, Russia, and later the Soviet Union, became a one-party socialist state governed by the Communist Party. Ideologically a Marxist, his developments to the ideology are called Leninism.

Yuri Gagarin

Yuri Gagarin 65 Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin was a Soviet pilot and cosmonaut who, aboard the first successful crewed spaceflight, became the first human to journey into outer space. Travelling on Vostok 1, Gagarin completed one orbit of Earth on 12 April 1961, with his flight taking 108 minutes. By achieving this major milestone for the Soviet Union amidst the Space Race, he became an international celebrity and was awarded many medals and titles, including the nation's highest distinction: Hero of the Soviet Union.

Alexander Pushkin

Alexander Pushkin 31 Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin was a Russian poet, playwright, and novelist of the Romantic era. He is considered by many to be the greatest Russian poet, as well as the founder of modern Russian literature.

Karl Marx

Karl Marx 29 Karl Marx was a German-born philosopher, economist, political theorist, historian, sociologist, journalist, and revolutionary socialist. His best-known works are the 1848 pamphlet The Communist Manifesto and the three-volume Das Kapital (1867–1894); the latter employs his critical approach of historical materialism in an analysis of capitalism and is the culmination of his intellectual efforts. Marx's ideas and theories and their subsequent development, collectively known as Marxism, have exerted enormous influence on modern intellectual, economic and political history.

Mikhail Kalinin

Mikhail Kalinin 29 Mikhail Ivanovich Kalinin was a Soviet politician and Russian Old Bolshevik revolutionary. He served as head of state of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic and later of the Soviet Union from 1919 to 1946. From 1926, he was a member of the Politburo of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union.

Yakub Kolas

Yakub Kolas 26 Yakub Kolas, real name Kanstantsin Mikhailovich Mitskievich was a Belarusian writer, dramatist, poet and translator. People's Poet of the Byelorussian SSR (1926), member (1928) and vice-president of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences.

Yanka Kupala

Yanka Kupala 22 Yanka Kupala, was the pen name of Ivan Daminikavich Lutsevich, a Belarusian poet and writer.       

Maxim Gorky

Maxim Gorky 20 Alexei Maximovich Peshkov, popularly known as Maxim Gorky, was a Russian and Soviet writer and socialism proponent. He was nominated five times for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Before his success as an author, he travelled widely across the Russian Empire changing jobs frequently, experiences which would later influence his writing.

Maksim Bahdanovič

Maksim Bahdanovič 17 Maksim Adamavich Bahdanovich was a Belarusian poet, journalist, translator, literary critic and historian of literature. He is considered one of the founders of the modern Belarusian literature.

Francysk Skaryna

Francysk Skaryna 10 Francysk Skaryna was a Belarusian humanist, physician, and translator. He is known to be one of the first book printers in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania and in all of Eastern Europe, laying the groundwork for the development of the Belarusian izvod of the Church Slavonic language.

Maksim Tank

Maksim Tank 8 Maksim Tank was a Belarusian Soviet poet, journalist and translator.                               

Oleg Koshevoy

Oleg Koshevoy 6 Oleg Vasilyevich Koshevoy was a Soviet partisan and one of the founders of the clandestine organization Young Guard, which fought the Nazi forces in Krasnodon during World War II between 1941 and 1945.

Vera Kharuzhaya

Vera Kharuzhaya 6 Vera Kharuzhaya was a Belarusian Communist writer, school teacher and activist from the Soviet Union deployed to Poland for sabotage and espionage operation during the interbellum. She was executed as a partisan by the Germans during World War II.

Petrus Brovka

Petrus Brovka 5 Pyotr Ustinovich Brovka was a Soviet Belarusian poet, more commonly recognized by his literary pseudonym Petrus Brovka.

Rosa Luxemburg

Rosa Luxemburg 4 Rosa Luxemburg was a Polish and naturalised-German revolutionary socialist, orthodox Marxist, and anti-War activist during the First World War. She became a key figure of the revolutionary socialist movements of Poland and Germany during the late 19th and early 20th century, particularly the Spartacist uprising.

Karl Liebknecht

Karl Liebknecht 4 Karl Paul August Friedrich Liebknecht was a German socialist and anti-militarist. A member of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) beginning in 1900, he was one of its deputies in the Reichstag from 1912 to 1916, where he represented the left-revolutionary wing of the party. In 1916 he was expelled from the SPD's parliamentary group for his opposition to the Burgfriedenspolitik, the political truce between all parties in the Reichstag while the war lasted. He twice spent time in prison, first for writing an anti-militarism pamphlet in 1907 and then for his role in a 1916 antiwar demonstration. He was released from the second under a general amnesty three weeks before the end of the First World War.

Marat Kazey

Marat Kazey 4 Marat Ivanovich Kazey was a Soviet partisan, scout, pioneer-hero, and posthumous Hero of the Soviet Union.

Kuzma Chorny

Kuzma Chorny 3 Mikałaj Karłavič Ramanoŭski, also known by the pseudonym Kuźma Čorny was a Belarusian poet, writer, dramatist, and opinion journalist. He studied at the pedagogue school in Niaśviž from 1916 until 1919. During the 1920s, he worked as a teacher in Słuck. In 1923, he was working in the faculty of literature and linguistics in the Belarusian State University in Minsk. From 1924 to 1928, he worked as a journalist in a magazine Biełaruskaja vioska. In 1923, he was a member of a literary organisation Maładniak, and editor of Uzvyšša for five years from 1926 until 1931. During the Second World War, he lived in Moscow, working in a journal Razdavim fashistkuyu gadinu and Biełaruś. Then he moved back to Minsk. He died on 22 November 1944, aged 44 of a stroke in the apartment-room provided by Sovnarkom. He was an author of children's literature.

Napoleon Orda

Napoleon Orda 3 Napoleon Mateusz Tadeusz Orda was a Polish-Lithuanian musician, pianist, composer, and artist, best known for numerous sketches of historical sites of the former Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.

Vintsent Dunin-Martsinkyevich

Vintsent Dunin-Martsinkyevich 3 Vintsent Dunin-Marcinkievič was a Polish-Belarusian writer, poet, dramatist and social activist and is considered one of the founders of the modern Belarusian literary tradition and national school theatre.

Ivan Turgenev

Ivan Turgenev 3 Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was a Russian novelist, short story writer, poet, playwright, translator and popularizer of Russian literature in the West.

Рыгор Раманавіч Шырма

Рыгор Раманавіч Шырма 3 Рыго́р Рама́навіч Шы́рма — беларускі харавы дырыжор, кампазітар , педагог, фалькларыст, грамадскі дзеяч, публіцыст, літаратуразнавец.

Kandrat Krapiva

Kandrat Krapiva 3 Kandrat Krapiva was a Soviet and Belarusian writer, playwright, social activist, and literary critic. He was the winner of two Stalin Prizes in 1941 and 1951 and winner of the USSR State Prize in 1971. From 1950 he was a member of the Academy of Sciences of the Belorussian SSR. He was a writer for the magazine, "Połymia".
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