Belarusian People's Republic
|Belarusian People's Republic|
|Белару́ская Наро́дная Рэспу́бліка
Bielaruskaja Narodnaja Respublika
Belarusian: Ваяцкі марш
"March of the Warriors"
Land claimed by the BNR at the time.
|Capital||1918 Minsk · Vilna
1983–present New York
minority languages recognized for official usage:
|Chairman of the Rada|
|•||1919–1928 (first)||Piotra Krečeŭski|
|Historical era||World War I|
|•||Independence||March 25, 1918|
|•||Soviet invasion||January 5, 1919|
|Today part of|| Belarus
The Belarusian People's Republic, historically called the White Ruthenian Democratic Republic, was a self-declared independent Belarusian state. They said they were independent in 1918. It is also called the Belarusian Democratic Republic or the Belarusian National Republic. This is to be separate from the Communist People's Republics. The BNR was recognized by several Central Powers and former Russian countries. It was not recognized by most of the international community. They country ended when Belarus went under Soviet control. The Belorussian SSR was founded in 1919.
The leaders of the government went into exile. They still say the Belarusian People's Republic is a country.
Presidents[change | change source]
Chairmans of the Council of BNR:
- Jan Sierada (1918–1919)
- Piotra Krečeŭski (1919–1928)
- Vasil Zacharka (1928–1943)
- Mikoła Abramčyk (1944–1970)
- Vincent Žuk-Hryškievič (1970–1982)
- Jazep Sažyč (1982–1997)
- Ivonka Survilla (1997–present)