Naša Niva

On the 23rd of November 1906 the first number of the Belarusian weekly journal Naša Niva (Our Cornfield) was published in Vilna. If one excepts its short-lived predecessor Naša Dola (Our Fate) which ran to only six issues, it was the first lawful Belarusian paper to be published in the Russian empire. During the subsequent nine years of its existence it became a focal point of the Belarusian national renaissance movement. its merits are particularly great in the cultural field, and it may be said without any risk of exaggeration that modern Belarusian literature was born on the pages of Naša Niva...

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