The 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Kastuś Kalinoŭski in the BSSR (1958)

This paper intends to show that there was an intellectual process in the BSSR, and that  Kalinoŭski’s  personality  was  a  ‘memory  spot’  where  one  could  talk about the Belarusian nation, national consciousness and statehood. But in order to remember Kalinoŭski, permission or, at least, the absence of the ban was not enough. There was a need for a reason to do it, such as an anniversary. The author tries to answer the question of how this anniversary influenced the formation of Kalinoŭski’s image in official discourse in the BSSR.