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Belarusian Occupation Under the Soviets, Russians, Germans, Poles, etc.

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There is much to celebrate and honor about Belarus's history and past, but that information may be difficult to locate—and especially so in English, judging by what is available in print and on the Web. Belarus's neighbors rarely acknowledge that Belarus has a cultural and linguistic identity. Given that Belarus has been occupied by its neighbors for much of its history, one would think that there would be at least some acknowledgement of Belarus's contributions to regional and world works of art, science, religion, art, language, and so forth. One can hope that some day, national and ethnic parochialism will be overcome and the historical record will be corrected. The current regime ruling Belarus—with its pro-Soviet, pro-Russian (language and culture) and anti-Belarusian (language and culture) perspective—contributes to the delay in the corrections occurring.

Just as the accomplishments of Belarusians are seldom acknowledged (especially as being Belarusian) by Belarus's neighbors, crimes committed by Belarus's neighbors within Belarus are also seldom acknowledged. You are more likely to find Soviet crimes reported on a Polish or German Web site; German crimes reported on a Russian or Polish Web site, and so forth. Access and read enough Web sites and the facts and the truth may actually be revealed! This section of the Web site summarizes some of the recent news articles about crimes committed within the borders of today's Belarus by one or more of the several occupying forces that have taken place over the centuries. . . .

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