In the town where I was born
Lived a man …
Famous People of Stolbtsy Region
STOLBTSY region in the past
STOLBTSY region in the present
Arkadzij Zmachynski was born in Stolbtsy on the 3-rd of January. Has been rewarded with “a veteran of energy” and “a veteran of labor”. In 2009 he published a historic narrative ‘STOLBTSY’.
Alyaksandr Tyrko is a well-known historian. Worked as a teacher of history. For the whole life he has been studying the history of Stolbtsy, its villages and citizens. Has published some books and a lot of historical articles.
Literature and Art
Yakub Kolas, real name Kanstantsin Mitskievich - a Belarusian writer, People's Poet of the Byelorussian SSR , and member and vice-president of the Belarusian Academy of Sciences. He wrote collections of poems Songs of Captivity and Songs of Grief, poems A New Land and Simon the Musician, stories, and plays. His poem The Fisherman's Hut is about the fight after unification of Belarus with the Soviet state. His trilogy At a Crossroads is about the pre-Revolutionary life of the Belarusian peasantry and the democratic intelligentsia. He was awarded the USSR State Prize in 1946 and 1949.
Yaygen Khvaley is a famous Belarusian poet, writer, critic and columnist. A member of Belarusian Poets and Writers Association. He was born at a small village Belkayschyna. He debuted as a poet with ‘Mother’s tongue’ (Матчына мова) in 1967. The best works of the writer: ‘Rats, or a secret diary’, ‘The Street Princess’.
Mikhalay Yudkin is a famous poet. Не was only 12 years old when the Great Patriotic War began. The village, where he lived, was destroyed by the fascists and he was taken into the concentrated camp. After the war he wrote a lot of poems about the horrors of the war and about Belarus.