Asipovichy (Belarusian: Асiповiчы; Łacinka: Asipovičy, Polish: Osipowicze) or Osipovichi (Russian: Осипо́вичи) is a town in Mahilyow Voblast, Belarus, located 136 km southwest of Mogilev, 3 km south of the Minsk-Homyel expressway. It is located at the junction of railway lines between Minsk, Homel, Mahilyow (Mogilev), and Baranavichy. As of 2009, its population was 32,543.[2]

The active industries of Asipovichy include machine building, building materials, food production and light and wood processing. It is home to the hydro-electric power plant on the Svislach River.


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Asipovichy is located in Belarus
Coordinates: 53°17′36″N 28°28′32″E / 53.29333°N 28.47556°ECoordinates: 53°17′36″N 28°28′32″E / 53.29333°N 28.47556°E
Country Belarus
136 m (446 ft)
 • Total32,543
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Postal code
Area code(s)+375 2235
License plate6
WebsiteOfficial website (in Russian)


  1. ^ "World Gazetteer".
  2. ^ Численность населения областей и районов: Могилевская (PDF) (in Russian). Национальный статистический комитет Республики Беларусь. Archived from the original (PDF) on 18 September 2010. Retrieved 30 January 2012.

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Ales Prudnikau

Ales Prudnikau (April 14, 1910 – August 5, 1941) was a Belarusian poet. He was a cousin of another Belarusian writer, Pavel Prudnikau.

Asipovichy District

Asipovichy District (Belarusian: Асіповіцкі раён, Russian: Осиповичский район, Osipovichsky raion) is a raion (district) in Mogilev Region, Belarus, the administrative center is the town of Asipovichy. As of 2009, its population was 52,447. Population of Asipovichy accounts for 62.0% of the district's population.

Asipovichy Reservoir

The Asipovichy Reservoir is situated by Svislach River in Asipovichy Raion, Belarus.

The reservoir is created in 1953. Its area is about 12 km2, maximal depth: 8.5 m. Its primary usages are powering the Asipovichy Hydroelectric Station and watering the ponds of the Svisloch Fishery.

BGN/PCGN romanization of Belarusian

The BGN/PCGN romanization system for Belarusian is a method for romanization of Cyrillic Belarusian texts, that is, their transliteration into the Latin alphabet.

There are a number of systems for romanization of Belarusian, but the BGN/PCGN system is relatively intuitive for anglophones to pronounce. It is part of the larger set of BGN/PCGN romanizations, which includes methods for 29 different languages. It was developed by the United States Board on Geographic Names and by the Permanent Committee on Geographical Names for British Official Use. The portion of the system pertaining to the Belarusian language was jointly adopted by BGN and PCGN in 1979.

This romanization of Belarusian can be rendered by using only the basic letters and punctuation found on English-language keyboards: no diacritics or unusual letters are required, but the interpunct character (·) is optionally used to avoid some ambiguity.

The following table describes the system and provides examples.


Babruysk, Babrujsk, or Bobruisk (Belarusian: Бабру́йск, Łacinka: Babrujsk, Russian: Бобру́йск, Polish: Bobrujsk, Yiddish: באברויסק‎) is a city in the Mogilev Region of eastern Belarus on the Berezina river. It is a large city in Belarus. As of 2009, its population was 215,092. The name Babruysk (as well as that of the Babruyka River) probably originates from the Belarusian word babyor (бабёр; beaver), many of which used to inhabit the Berezina. However, beavers in the area had been almost eliminated by the end of the 19th century due to hunting and pollution.

Babruysk occupies an area of 66 square kilometres (25 sq mi), and comprises over 450 streets whose combined length stretches for over 430 km (267 mi).

Babruysk is located at the intersection of railroads to Asipovichy, Zhlobin, Kastrychnitski and roads to Minsk, Gomel, Mogilev, Kalinkavichy, Slutsk, and Rahachow. It has the biggest timber mill in Belarus, and is also known for its chemical, machine building and metal-working industries.

In 2003, there were 34 public schools in Babruysk, with over 34,000 students. There are also three schools specializing in music, dance and visual arts. Additionally, there is a medical school and numerous professional technical schools.

Districts of Belarus

Districts of Belarus (raion) are second-level administrative territorial entities of Belarus.

In Belarus, raions (Belarusian: раён, rajon) are administrative territorial entities subordinated to oblasts.

Dzmitry Barazna

Dzmitry Anatolyevich Barazna (Belarusian: Дзмітрый Анатольевіч Баразна; Russian: Дмитрий Анатольевич Борозна, Dmitri Anatolyevich Borozna; born 19 November 1973 in Asipovichy) is a former Belarusian football player.

Dzyanis Sashcheka

Dzyanis Sashcheka (Belarusian: Дзяніс Сашчэка; Russian: Денис Сащеко; born 3 October 1981 in Asipovichy) is a Belarusian professional footballer who is currently playing for Torpedo Minsk.

European route E271

European route E 271 is a Class B road part of the International E-road network. It runs only through Belarus, begins in Minsk and ends in Gomel.

Route: Minsk - Asipovichy - Babruysk - Zhlobin - Gomel.

On entire length, E 271 follows the route of Belarusian national highway .

German occupation of Byelorussia during World War II

The occupation of Belarus by Nazi Germany started with the German invasion of the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941 (Operation Barbarossa) and ended in August 1944 with the Soviet Operation Bagration. The western parts of the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (as of 1940) became part of the Reichskommissariat Ostland in 1941, but in 1943 the German authorities allowed local collaborators to set up a client state, the Belarusian Central Rada, that lasted until the Soviets liberated the region.

History of Belarus

This article describes the history of Belarus. The Belarusian ethnos is traced at least as far in time as other East Slavs.

After an initial period of independent feudal consolidation, Belarusian lands were incorporated into the Kingdom of Lithuania, Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and later in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth, and the Russian Empire and eventually the Soviet Union. Belarus became an independent country in 1991 after declaring itself free from the Soviet Union.


Klichaw (Belarusian: Клічаў; Russian: Кличев, Polish: Kliczew) is a town in Mogilev Region, Eastern Belarus. It is located in the southwest of the Region and serves as the administrative center of Klichaw Raion. As of 2009, its population was 7,521.


Kronstadt (Russian: Кроншта́дт, translit. Kronštádt [krɐnˈʂtat]), also spelled Kronshtadt, Cronstadt or Kronštádt (from German: Krone for "crown" and Stadt for "city"; Estonian: Kroonlinn) is an early 18th-century foundation which became an important international centre of commerce whose trade role was eclipsed by the growth of its strategic significance in the ensuing centuries as the primary maritime defence outpost of the former Russian capital. It is now the port city in Kronshtadtsky District of the federal city of Saint Petersburg, Russia, located on Kotlin Island, 30 kilometers (19 mi) west of Saint Petersburg, near the head of the Gulf of Finland. It is linked to the former Russian capital by a combination levee-causeway-seagate, the St Petersburg Dam, part of the city's flood defences, which also acts as road access to Kotlin island from the mainland. In March 1921, the island city was the site of the Kronstadt rebellion.

The main base of the Russian Baltic Fleet was located in Kronstadt guarding the approaches to Saint Petersburg. The historic centre of the city and its fortifications are part of the World Heritage Site that is Saint Petersburg and Related Groups of Monuments.

Kronstadt has been a place of pilgrimage for Orthodox Christians for many years due to the memory of Saint John of Kronstadt.

List of cities and largest towns in Belarus

This is a list of the largest cities and towns in Belarus, including cities with population of over 5000, as assembled by the National Statistical Committee of the Republic of Belarus. Neither Belarusian nor Russian have equivalent words to English "city" and "town". The word horad (Belarusian: горад, Russian: город) is used for both. But Belarusian legislature provides the three-level hierarchy.

M5 highway (Belarus)

М5 highway connects Minsk with Homyel. It is a part of European Route . The highway is around 296 km long. It shares first 12 km with the motorway, branches off it near Privolnyi and runs south-east. Near Babruysk it crosses with many regional roads. Near Homyel it connects to the highway. All road is dual carriageway.

Minsk Automobile Plant

Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ), (Belarusian: Адкрытaе Акцыянэрнaе Таварыства «Мінскі аўтамабільны завод», Open JSC Minski Autamabilny Zavod, Russian: Минский автомобильный завод Minskyi Avtomobilnyi Zavod) is a state-run automotive manufacturer association in Belarus, one of the largest in Eastern Europe.

Mogilev Region

Mogilev Region, also Mahilyow Voblasts (Province) or Mogilyov Oblast (Belarusian: Магілёўская во́бласць; Mahilioŭskaja voblasć; Russian: Могилёвская о́бласть; Mogilyovskaya Oblast), is a region (voblast) of Belarus with its administrative center at Mogilev (Mahilyow).

Both Mogilev and Gomel Regions suffered severely after the Chernobyl nuclear radioactive reactor catastrophe in April 1986.

Important cities within the region include Mogilev, Asipovichy and Babruysk.

Roads in Belarus

Automobile roads in Belarus are classified into several categories.

Śvisłač (disambiguation)

Śvisłač (pronounced [ˈɕvislatʃ] (listen)) or Svislach may refer to the following places in Belarus:

Svislach, a district town in Grodno voblast

Svislach (Berezina), a river in central Belarus

Svislach (Neman), a river in western BelarusSvislach, Grodno District, settlement in Grodno District, Grodno Voblast

Svislach, Minsk Voblast, settlement in Pukhavichy District, Minsk Voblast

Svislach, Mogilev Voblast, settlement in Asipovichy District, Mogilev Voblast

Belarus Subdivisions of Mogilev Region, Belarus
Cities and towns

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