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Belarusian Language Fonts

Dr. Berlin's Foreign Font Archive "Your One-Stop Cyber-Resource for Foreign Language Typefaces and Keyboard Utilities.. The fonts available from this Web site have been collected from many sources and are intended by the authors to be distributed either as shareware (please register with the original authors!), freeware, or they have been placed in the public domain by the authors."

Yamada Language Center Font Archive YLC at the University of Oregon provides non-English Font Archive, Font Help Pages, as well as links to Other Font Collections.

Introductions

Belarus National Anthem & Flag

Map of Belarus and Quick Facts, More Maps , More Maps

Language Profile - Belarusian, Belarusian - Ethnologue

Belarus Photo Album, Belarus Images

Famous Belarusians - To include Wayne Gretsky!

Belarus Cuisine, more

Belarus Music, more

Megasites

Search Engine Colossus - Belarus Links to primary Belarusian language search engines and gateways.

A Belarus Miscellany One of best and most diverse portals to sites related to Belarus and Belarusian.

Virtual Guide to Belarus Excellent resource produced by Belarusian scientists to showcase their nation. Links to just about everything: Statehood, History, Culture, Language, Nature and Geography, Chernobyl, etc.

Information Portal for Belarusian Non-Governmental Organisations Support Center for Associations and Foundations (SCAF) is a think tank and resource center serving foundations, associations and other not-for-profit organisations to promote civil society, education and peace.

Russian and East European Network Information Center (REENIC) - Belarus This link to the Russian and East European Network Information Center website at the University of Texas, Austin, has been preset to connect you directly to resources related to Belarus.

REESWeb - Search Belarus Do a "search keyword" for "Belarus" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.

Library of Congress Portals to the World - Belarus Resources from regional studies experts at the Library of Congress.

School of Slavonic and East European Studies University College, London -- Internet Resources on Belarus Extensive list of links on topics ranging from Government to Libraries and Archives.

Yahoo -- Regional, Countries Links - Belarus Excellent Yahoo search engine links for countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.

Electronic Encyclopedia In Belarusian, links to a variety of resources including language, culture and dictionary sites.

Interesting WWW Sites in and about Belarus This is, indeed, an interesting and, one might add, extensive collection of Belarus related sites.

Slavophilia.com - Belarus Includes links to Arts, Education, Reference, Philology, Travel, etc.

Google.com Search - Preset for Belarusian The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Belarusian language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Belarusian fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Belarus - Internet Resources An outstanding mega-resource site with links to just about everything you may want to know about Belarus. Unfortunately, also includes a lot of pop-up adds.

Language Materials

Belarusian Writing System Basic introduction ot Belarusian alphabet with addition information and language related links.

UCLA Language Profiles - Belarusian An introduction and overview of the Belarusian language.

University of Oregon Yamada Language Center - Belarusian From the YLC at the University of Oregon, links to Belarusian language and literature related sites. Updated regularly.

BBC Languages across Europe - Belarusian Description of language with list of basic phrases with audio.

Belarusian Alphabets and Transliteration Includes links to Comparison Chart of Belarusian Alphabets and Transliteration to include Library of Congress system of notation. Additional language related links.

Belarusian "Lacinka" A detailed history, in English and Russian versions, of: "Lacinka" (sometimes "Lacinika" or (Belarusian) abeceda) is the name of the Latin-script Belarusian writing, with many links to additional resources.

Belarusian Sounds By Ryhor Hajuk. Recording of basic phrases and vocabulary words.

Introduction to Belarusian Grammar By Ryhor Hajuk. Includes sections on verbs, nouns, adjectives, conjugation patterns, etc.

Belarusian Language An extensive site with news, articles, dictionaries, downloads, links, a forum, and muc hmore.

Conversational Belarusian By George Stankiewicz. In PDF file format, this is an extensive site with material well beyond its modest title.

Speak Belarusian to Me Two versions: Belarusian (for those who already speak the basics but would like to improve their knowledge of Belarusian) and in Russian (for Russian speakers who would like to start learning Belarusian).

Belarusian Music Recordings Listed under Language Materials because, in addition to musical recordings, site includes links the Spoken Word (folk tales) and other non-music sites.

Belarusian Bookcase "Welcome to the collection of electronic texts "Bielaruskaja Palicka" (translation: Belarusian Bookcase). This site contains literary works of Belarusian authors and also texts about Belarusian history and culture." Most in Belarusian. Index includes: Prose, Poetry, History and Politics, Art and Architecture, Religion and Mythology, Fairy Tales, and more.

Belarusian Bookcase - Language A direct link to the Language subsection of the above website. Includes: online Belarusian grammars and other language research texts. Most in Belarusian.

Belarus: Language, Literature and Books Very extensive resource links index.

Litara.net Online literature/culture/criticism forum..

Belarusian Language on the Internet Extensive language resource site in Belarusian (also Russian version).

Belarusian Language Links Excellent collection of annotated Belarusian language links sorted by rating.

Languages on the Web - Belarusian Large collection of links to language and language related sites.

Google.com Search - Preset for Belarusian The Google search engine has been preset for you to search the Internet using the Belarusian language. Also ideal for target language lexical and contextual searches and other language-oriented uses. Requires Belarusian fonts. (Also included in Language Materials links below.)

Online Dictionaries

YourDictionary.com - Belarusian Although offerings for Belarusian are scant, this site is always being updated with latest resources, so stay tuned.

Vesna - Belarusian, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, English Dictionary This online dictionary can be used in any of the above languages and will translate between the same languages.

English-Belarusian-English Online Dictionary By Ryhor Hajuk. Includes geographic names, names, special words and phrases.

Downloadable Belarusian Dictionary In Belarusian, you must register to download this dictionary.

Online Media and News

Kidon Media-Link: Belarus The selections of this Media-Link Megasite connect you with radio and television stations, newspapers and magazines. Close to 30 links.

OnlineNewspapers.com - Belarus About 25 online newspapers in Belarusian and English, including Belarusian Gazeta, Imya, Brestsky Courier, Belarus Now, Minsk News (in English).

Belarusian Media Outlets Extensive listing that includes links to News & Media Agencies, Magazines, Newspapers, Publications, Radio, Television, and Virtual Periodicals. Minsk News (in English).

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty - Belarusian Service Includes : News Texts Each Weekday, Daily ON-DEMAND Audio Broadcasts, Daily LIVE Audio Broadcasts. In English: Newsline Today: Southeastern Europe, Weekday Magazine.

TvRadioWorld - Belarus About: "TvRadioWorld is an informational directory dealing with radio and television broadcasters worldwide." Site allows you to bookmark favorite radio stations for listening.

Yahoo! News - Belarus Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.

SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.

History and Culture

Belarus - Encyclopedia Entry From FreeDictionary.com, an detailed overview article on country and culture with links to other WWW sites as well as related brower searches. Excellent starting point for studying country and culture.

Timeline of Belarusian History Detailed timeline of Belarusian history from ancient times to the present.

Belarus: History and Famous Personalities A massive resource site. If it has to do with Belarusian history or historical personages, it is here!

Notes from the History of Belarus - from Ancient Times to the Present Moment One of the more detailed and in-depth histories of Belarus available on Internet.

WWW Virtual Library - Belarusian History Index Very detailed and broad collection of links to resources for Belarusian history, to include archives, bibliographies, museums, and more.

The Brest Ghetto Passport Archive "The Brest Ghetto Passport Archive represents the first phase of the Phoenix Project, a multi-year effort, directed by John Garrard (Professor of Russian Literature at the University of Arizona) to computerize data on the Holocaust drawn primarily from newly opened archives in the former Soviet Union."

Ancient Cities of Belarus Histories and tours of Grodno, Minsk, Mogiliev, and Polotsk.

Belarusian Writers, Historians, Novelists, Poets, Scholars, and so forth Strangely titled webpage offers a wealth of resources on Belarusian "writers," including writers abroad, with downloadable copies of novels.

Belarusian eLibrary In Belarusian and English, "A multi-volume publication of Belarusian literature and literary works about Belarus from its ancient times until today."

Government and Politics

Governments on the WWW - Belarus Includes most of the important links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.

Political Resources on the Net - Belarus Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.

CountryWatch.com - Belarus "CountryWatch is a world leader in providing country specific geopolitical intelligence on each of the 192 countries of the world." Basic information is free; deeper resources require subscription.

Foreign and International Law - Belarus From the Washburn University School of Law Library, links to country sites for Constitutional Law, Government and Politics, Law and Legislation, Legislative Bodies, etc.

Country Studies

Belarus - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.

CIA World Factbook - Belarus Good resource site for information on Geography, People, Government, Economy, Communications, Transportation, Military, and Transnational Issues.

BBC News Country Profiles - Belarus Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.

Country Analyses

U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Belarus Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.

International Monetary Fund - Belarus Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.

The World Bank Group Directly link to World Bank Group - Belorusian and WBG Search - Belarus.

The World Trade Organization "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business." Includes detailed information on

Members and Observers - Belarus (Observer)

U.S. Commercial Service - Belarus The Country Commercial Guides (CCG) are prepared by US Embassy Staff once a year and contain information on the business and economic situation of foreign countries and the political climate as it affects U.S. business.

Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Belarus "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."

USAID - Belarus The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) "is an independent agency that provides economic, development and humanitarian assistance around the world in support of the foreign policy goals of the United States."

World Health Organization - Belarus About WHO" "The World Health Organization, the United Nations specialized agency for health, was established on 7 April 1948. WHO's objective, as set out in its Constitution, is the attainment by all peoples of the highest possible level of health. Health is defined in WHO's Constitution as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity."

International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies - Belarus The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies is the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with 178 member National Societies.

Amnesty International - Belarus Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.

Human Rights Watch - Belarus Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.

Women's/Gender Studies Association of Countries in Transition - Belarus Includes links to Center for Gender Studies at European Humanities University (Minsk), Belarusian State University History Department (Minsk), and Gender Information and Policy Center (GIPC).

International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Homepage - Belarus Search The NATO homepage is an excellent resource for information on member and affiliate nations and their policies and activities in the world at large. Of particular interest to linguists is the "Other Languages" section which provides links to NATO documents and reports translated into some 25 languages.

Travel Guides

Lonely Planet Destinations - Belarus The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.

Belarusian Travel Services Extensive listing of commercial travel services and agencies specializing in travel in Belarus.

Travel Guide to Belarus Just about everything you need to know: Survival Guide, Places to Go, Embassies and Visa, Lodging, Food, Money, etc.

Yahoo Travel Guide - Belarus Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.

Professional Organizations and Library Consortia

North American Association of Belarusian Studies (NAABS) NAABS is a non-profit scholarly organization which seeks to promote research, study, and teaching in all aspects of Belarusian studies, including the fields of history, language and linguistics, literature and the arts, cultural studies, sociology, anthropology and ethnography, political science, economics, and international relations.

American Association for Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL) From About: "The American Association of Teachers of Slavic and East European Languages (AATSEEL), founded in 1941, exists to advance the study and promote the teaching of Slavic and East European languages, literatures, and cultures on all educational levels, elementary through graduate school. While the largest proportion of its activities and members concentrate in the area of Russian, AATSEEL has from the beginning stressed that it embraces all Slavic and East European languages, literatures, linguistics and cultures."

American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) From About: "The American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies (AAASS) is a nonprofit, nonpolitical, scholarly society which is the leading private organization dedicated to the advancement of knowledge about Russia, Central Eurasia, and Eastern and Central Europe."

Canadian Association of Slavists ~ Canadian Slavonic Papers "The Canadian Association of Slavists is an organization of teachers and scholars in the field of Slavic and related studies in Canada for the purpose of improving and advancing such studies."

British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies BASEES, according to its constitution, exists to "advance education for the public benefit in the United Kingdom in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe".

Slavic and East European Folklore Association "SEEFA is a non-profit organization devoted to an exchange of knowledge among scholars interested in Slavic and East European folklore. It seeks to promote instruction, to organize panels at national and international conferences, to encourage the preparation of teaching materials and translations, and to foster exchanges, summer programs, and research in Slavic and East European Folklore and related fields such as anthropology, ethnic studies, history, literature, and musicology."

Association for Women in Slavic Studies "The Association of Women in Slavic Studies is a networking resource for people concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the profession. It also attempts to cover research and teaching in women's studies and questions of gender and family life in Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union."

East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections "The East Coast Consortium of Slavic Library Collections was established in 1993 to better coordinate activities among major Eurasian area studies collections in the Eastern United States. The Consortium presently numbers ten member institutions: Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Duke, Harvard, The New York Public Library, New York University, Princeton, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Yale."

Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Library Consortium (PACSLAV) "The Pacific Coast Slavic and East European Library Consortium (PACSLAV) was formed to promote the development of Slavic Studies resources in this region of the United States and Canada. The services provided by the Consortium are for the use an d benefit of the faculty, students, and staff of its member institutions."

Council for Slavonic and East European Library and Information Services "The most important function of COSEELIS is to represent the interests of UK libraries and other information organisations offering services in the field of Slavonic and East European studies."

Collaborative Collection Management Project for Russian and East European Studies "We offer: — For researchers in Russian and East European Studies, the only nationwide database on relevant library collections and journal holdings in the UK."

The Belarusian Language Society "The society was founded [in 1989] by the Belarusian Writers' Union, the Ministries of Education and of Culture, the Institutes of Linguistics and of Literature of the National Academy of Sciences, the Belarusian Cultural Fund, the State Committee on the Press, the Belarusian Society of Friendship and Cultural Links with Foreign Countries, and the National State Television and Radio Company."

Belarusian Students' Association The main objectives of the BSA are: to promote and strengthen the sovereignty of Belarus; to develop the national science, education and culture; to form a new generation of Belarusian intellectuals.

International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.

Universities and Centers of Study

U.S. Institutions Teaching Belarusian From Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) at the University of Minnesota. List of primary US universities offering instruction in the Belarusian language.

National Academy of Sciences of Belarus Office WWW Homepage of NASB, with texts in English, Russian and Belarusian.

Brest State A.S. Pushkin University Homepage of Brest State A.S. Pushkin University. In Belarusian.

Gomel State University Homepage of Gomel State University.

Central and Eastern European Education Directory - Belarus Provides links to Arts and Humanities schools and universities in fields of Arts, Belarusian Language & Literature, Culture, Design & Technology, History, Journalism, Law, Music, Pedagogy, Pre-School Education, Philology, etc.

Private and/or For-Profit Post-Secondary Education This section is only a very small beginning to listing the post-secondary, non-governmental educational institutions and resources available in Belarus. In Minsk alone, there are approximately one-dozen private universities, some of which have branch campuses in other parts of Belarus. Some of these institutions, are quite small.

State-Supported, Post-Secondary Education and Research Includes links to websites and email addresses of most post-secondary educational and research institutions in Belarus.