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 [ [ "Cities in Mahiljow voblast" – Stefan Helders] .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. [ [ "Profile: Alexander Lukashenko" – BBC News, 9 January 2007] .Retrieved on 2007-08-10.]


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


* Railway station
* 3 Buses Route.


* 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 [ [ "The Haskalah Movement In Russia" – Project Gutenberg] .Retrieved on 2007-08-09.]

External links

* [ Photos on]
* [ SHKLOV in the JewishEncyclopedia]


See also

* Battle of Holowczyn

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