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Belarusian People's Republic

state

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.

Belarusian People's Republic

Белару́ская Наро́дная Рэспу́бліка
Bielaruskaja Narodnaja Respublika
1918–1919
Anthem: Belarusian: Ваяцкі марш
"March of the Warriors"
Land claimed by the BNR at the time.
Land claimed by the BNR at the time.
StatusPartially recognized
Capital1918  Minsk · Vilna
1918–1919  Hrodna
Common languagesBelarusian
minority languages recognized for official usage:
Polish
Yiddish
Russian
GovernmentRepublic
Chairman of the Rada 
• 1918–1919
Jan Sierada
• 1919
Piotra Krečeŭski
Chairperson-in-exile 
• 1919–1928 (first)
Piotra Krečeŭski
• 1997–present
Ivonka Survilla
Historical eraWorld War I
March 25 1918
January 5 1919
CurrencyRuble
ISO 3166 codeBY
Preceded by
Succeeded by
Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic
Lithuanian–Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic
Second Polish Republic
Rada of the Belarusian Democratic Republic
Today part of Belarus
 Russia
 Lithuania
 Poland
 Latvia

The leaders of the government went into exile. They still say the Belarusian People's Republic is a country.

PresidentsEdit

Chairmans of the Council of BNR: