Events of March 29 in Belarusian and world history.

Date of the day

On March 29, 2016 ,

Neil Gilevich

, the national poet of Belarus, the author of the verse novel "Native Children", the collections "Leaves to the Plantain", "On the Flute of Solitude" and others, died.

In 1985–1995, Gilevich was a deputy of the Supreme Soviet of the BSSR of the 11th and 12th convocations.

Neil Gilevich

Also on this day


— the 14th Russian army entered Transnistria.


— a series of actions against the integration of Belarus and Russia took place in Belarus, the Russian embassy was picketed in Minsk.


— Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Estonia joined NATO.

They were born on this day


Lavrenty Beria

, commissar of internal affairs of the USSR, organizer of mass repressions and head of the atomic program of the USSR.


- one of the founders of Belarusian cinema, film director

Vladimir Korsh-Sablin

, author of the films "Seekers of Happiness", "Konstantin Zaslonov", "The Red Leaf".



Vikenty Dmitriev

, Belarusian artistic gymnastics coach.

One of his pupils,

Tamara Lazakovich

from Vitebsk, won a gold medal at the Munich Olympics in 1972.


John Major

, Prime Minister of Great Britain in 1990–1997.

In memory



Flyarian Azheshka

, a doctor, a participant in the uprising of

Kastus Kalinowski



Alexander Prokapenka

, Belarusian football player.