Slutsk (Belarusian: Слуцк; Russian: Слуцк; Lithuanian: Sluckas) is a town in Belarus, located on the Sluch River 105 km south of Minsk. The Belarusian language, or Belorussian,(беларуская мова BGN/PCGN: byelaruskaya mova, Scientific: belaruskaja mova Russian ( transliteration:,) is the most geographically widespread language of Eurasia, the most widely spoken of the Slavic languages Lithuanian ( lietuvių kalba) is the official state language of Lithuania and is recognised as one of the official languages of the European Union. Belarus ( Belarusian Беларусь / Biełaruś is a Landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the north and east For the Sluch River in Ukraine or Southern Sluch see Sluch River (Ukraine. Minsk (Мінск mʲinsk Минск mʲinsk is the Capital and largest city in Belarus, situated on the Svislach and Niamiha rivers In 1995 it had a population of 62,800. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995
Slutsk was first mentioned in writing in 1116. In 1160 it became the capital of Slutsk Principality. From 1320-1330 it was part of the domain of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. The Grand Duchy of Lithuania (Lietuvos Didžioji Kunigaikštystė old literary Lithuanian Didi Kunigiste Letuvos, Ruthenian: Wialikaje Kniastwa Litowskaje Later it was owned by the Radzivil family, which transformed the city into a center of the Polish Reformed Church with a Gymnasium that existed till 1918. Radziwiłł in Polish, (Radvila Radziwill Радзівіл Radzivił Radvil is a family of high nobility which has been powerful and important for centuries The Polish Reformed Church, officially called the Evangelical Reformed Church in the republic of Poland (Polish Kościół Ewangelicko-Reformowany w RP) is a Year 1918 ( MCMXVIII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common
Following the 17th century the town became famous for its manufactories of kontusz belts, some of the most expensive and luxurious pieces of garment of the szlachta. As a means of recording the passage of Time, the 17th Century was that Century which lasted from 1601 - 1700 in the Gregorian calendar Pas kontuszowy (" Kontusz sash" was a cloth Sash used for compassing a Kontusz (a robe-like garment Szlachta ( refers to the noble class in the Kingdom of Poland, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania (since 1569 semi-federal semi-confederal Because of the popularity of the belts made in Slutsk, all the belts worn over the żupan were often called the Belts of Slutsk, despite of their real place of origin.
Until World War II and the Sluzk Affair the town was predominantly Jewish, now the population includes no more than 100 Jews. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including The Sluzk Affair refers to the massacre of thousands of Jews that occurred in Slutsk, Belarus in the Soviet Union, in October 1941 PLEASE TAKE NOTE************
In 1920 Slutsk was the centre of a major anti-bolshevik uprising known as the Slutsk defence action. Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar The Bolsheviks, originally also Bolshevists ( Большевик Большевист (singular, derived from bolshe, "more" were a faction The Slutsk defence action or the Slutsk uprising (Слуцкі збройны чын or Слуцкае паўстанне was an unsuccessful armed attempt to defend the independence
Semyon Ariyevich Kosberg ( Семен Ариевич Косберг in Russian) ( October 1 (14 1903 Slutsk - January 3, 1965 The Sluzk Affair refers to the massacre of thousands of Jews that occurred in Slutsk, Belarus in the Soviet Union, in October 1941 Slutsky is a surname derived from Slutsk and may refer to one of the following Abram Slutsky (1898-1938 Ukrainian Jewish Soviet head of the foreign