NEWS ARCHIVE: October 2001

October 04, 2001 "Birzha Informatzii" (The Information exchange) Newspaper #190 Robbery of a forester

In Sunday night three strangers crashed the house of a Nowodworsk forest division's forester (Svisloch district, Belovezhskaya Pushcha). Two of the criminals were wearing masks. They beat the forester and his wife and snitched a sporting gun (??Z-16)  which was locked in a special safe. It seems that the criminals knew about the arm. The forester is transported to hospital. A case is brought before a court. The case is investigated.

October 13, 2001 "Sovetskaya Belorussiya" (The Soviet Byelorussia) Newspaper #297 What a man from «Radiofact» has noticed

Name of a she-citizen of Kamenyuki village (Belovezhskaya Pushcha) Evgeniya Pateichuk is supposed to be remembered by world history.

In December, 1991 it has happened that in the government residence were not a copy typist to copy draft agreement between Yeltsin, Shushkevich and Kravchuk. In the middle of a night the woman was waked up and taken to the residence. So, she was the very first citizen who saw the agreement that became the very important document to our history. That is the only one story connected with a book of Anatoly Polonsky «Residence in Belovezhskaya Pushcha». Notes of the man from «Radiofact» are in this book.

During 25 years our correspondent informs us about everything what is happening there. No doubt that the most important news was that very meeting in the Pushcha. In December, 1991 the huge country did not actually realized what has happened. People did not feel any changes at all. They did not feel it but only for the first time. They still were using the same money; they still were allowed to come through borders of neighbor countries. Adjacent plants were still working. But people did realized the result of a quickly made decision of the government only some years later.

The book «Residence in Belovezhskaya Pushcha» has nor chronologic neither plotline. Actually all material is put in the book like a circle around a couple of days and nights in 1991. Here are NATO generals that are trying to guess why an airliner landed at the territory of a secret military base near Brest. Here are Yelcin, Shushkevich and Kravchuk's assistants that are looking for a copy typist. Here are memoirs of a Brest pensioner who was a big farmer in the past. He recollects that moment when west-European emissaries came to USSR to learn laws of integration…

The book is easy written and it is really worth reading. The language of the book is live and sounds like a journalist's report. Here you will find lots of fresh and informative facts connected with 1991.

Fedor MUHA