Svietlahorsk - is a large city in the Gomel region of Belarus, the administrative center of Svietlahorsk district. Until the middle of the 20th century this settlement was a small place called Shacilki. Rapid development of the city began in the 1950s and continued until the 1970s. At that time, several large industrial enterprises, new districts, educational institutions, cultural centers and museums, administrative buildings were erected in the city and its environs. In 1961 the village of Shacilki was transformed into the city of Svietlahorsk. In 1966, the railway station Shacilki was added to the city, and in 1975 the neighboring village of Svetach, which until 1964 was called Kakal, was also attached to the city. The city of Svietlahorsk is located on the banks of the Berezina River.

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If we talk about the architectural heritage and sights of the city of Svietlahorsk, then the most expressive and memorable buildings of the city include two modern churches. Firstly, it is the Catholic church of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, which was built of red brick from 1992 to 1997. The church is very picturesquely located on the well-arranged embankment of the Berezina River. Another very notable temple is the Transfiguration Orthodox church, which was built from white bricks from 1998 to 2006.

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In addition, we should also mention a few small sights and peculiarities of Svietlahorsk. Firstly, this is the building of the local railway station. This building was erected as a railway station "Shacilki" in 1915. Secondly, in the city of Svietlahorsk there is another small Orthodox church, namely the church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, erected in 1989. It should also be noted that the center of the city of Svietlahorsk is beautifully landscaped, there are several monuments, including those dedicated to the events of the Second World War. As already mentioned, the city of Svietlahorsk is located on the banks of the Berezina River. Near the city center is a beautiful embankment of this river, with walking paths, rest areas and some other elements of urban infrastructure, such as cafes and shops.

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