Baruny

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Baruny
Skyline of Baruny
Coordinates: 54°19′N 26°8′E / 54.317°N 26.133°E / 54.317; 26.133
Country Belarus
Region Grodno Region
District Ashmyany district
Elevation 292 m (958 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 525
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Baruny (Belarusian: Баруны, Russian: Баруны Baruny, Polish: Boruny, Lithuanian: Barūnai) is a village in Belarus, not far from the town of Ashmyany. In the 18th and 19th centuries the local Basilian monastery was famous for its school, where many of young local noblemen, among them poet Antoni Edward Odyniec and writer Ignacy Chodźko, got their primary education. The monastery originally rose into prominence because of the venerated image of Virgin Mary, which is still preserved in the church in our days.

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  • Энцыклапедыя гісторыі Беларусі. У 6 т. Т. 1: А — Беліца / Беларус. Энцыкл.; Рэдкал.: М. В. Біч і інш.; Прадм. М. Ткачова; Маст. Э. Э. Жакевіч. — Мн.: БелЭн, 1993. — 494 с., [8] к.: іл. ISBN 5-85700-074-2 (in Belarusian)