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Belarus: Art Contest Commemorates National Hero

When it comes to firebrands of the 19th-century Belarusian nationalist movement, few are held in such high esteem as Kastus Kalinouski, the leader of the 1863 uprising against the Russian Empire. To commemorate the 175th anniversary of Kalinouski’s birth in February, RFE/RL’s Belarus Service invited listeners to submit original artwork inspired by the anticzarist patriot. The “I Love Belarus” competition received more than 200 entries. Here are some of the most popular. (8 PHOTOS)