Shkloŭ


Shkloŭ

Škłoŭ ( _be. Шклоў, IPA2|ʂkɫɔu̯; _ru. Шклов, "Shklov") is a town in the Mogilev Province of Belarus, located 35 km north of Mogilev on the Dnieper river. It has a railway station on the line between Orsha and Mogilev. The population is 13,282 (2007estimate [ [http://www.world-gazetteer.com/wg.php?x=&men=gcis&lng=en&dat=32&geo=-827&srt=npan&col=aohdq "Cities in Mahiljow voblast" – Stefan Helders www.world-gazetteer.com] .Retrieved on 2007-08-09] ) It is the birthplace of Alyaksandr Lukashenka, President of Belarus 1994-the present (2007) promoted to the director of the construction materials plant in Shklov raion before he make his mark as a collective farm manager and then moved into politics. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3882843.stm/ "Profile: Alexander Lukashenko" – BBC News, 9 January 2007] .Retrieved on 2007-08-10.]

History

* 1535: First records about the town.
* 1654, 1656 - two battles, see battles of Shkloŭ
* April 10, 1762: Coat of Arms.

Transport

* Railway station
* 3 Buses Route.

People

* Yitzhak Salkinsohn, born in Shklov
* Joshua Zeitlin, rabbinical scholar and philanthropist, born here
* "Shklovsky, Shklover" – someone from Shklov
* Yehoshua Leib Diskin, rabbi in Shklov
* Rogatchover Gaon, studied in Shklov under Yehoshua Leib
* Israel ben Samuel of Shklov (c.1770–May 13, 1839)
* Pavel Axelrod (1850-1928), Russian Menshevik revolutionary
* Zalman Shneur (1887 - 1959), Hebrew and Yiddish poet
* Baruch Schick of Shklov (1744-1808) rabbi and scholar, Hebrew author and translator [ [http://www.gutenberg.org/files/15921/15921-h/15921-h.htm/ "The Haskalah Movement In Russia" – Project Gutenberg] .Retrieved on 2007-08-09.]

External links

* [http://radzima.org/pub/miesta.php?lang=en&miesta_id1=maszszkl Photos on Radzima.org]
* [http://www.jewishencyclopedia.com/view.jsp?artid=647&letter=S SHKLOV in the JewishEncyclopedia]

References

See also

* Battle of Holowczyn


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