Uładzimir Katkoŭski

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Uładzimir Katkoŭski

Uładzimir Katkoŭski (Belarusian: Уладзімір Каткоўскі, June 19, 1976, Minsk[citation needed] – May 25, 2007) was a Belarusian blogger, web designer and website creator.[1]


Katkoŭski took a degree in computer science at the American University in Bulgaria in Blagoevgrad and later worked as an IT specialist in Budapest and in Frankfurt am Main.[citation needed] From 2002, he worked for the Belarusian edition of Radio Free Europe.

On June 16, 2006, he and his wife had a car accident on a street in Prague. Katkoŭski was in coma for almost a year until he died on May 26, 2007.[1]

Activity on the Internet[edit]

In the mid-1990s, Katkoŭski became one of the pioneers of the Belarusian speaking Internet.[citation needed] In the late 1990s, together with his future wife and other Belarusian Internet users, he created the Belarusian historical website Litvania that had notable popularity.[citation needed] Katkoŭski was one of the first and most popular bloggers in Belarusian language known as rydel23.[citation needed] In 2006, he was awarded[2] by the Belarusian top web portal TUT.by for his blog br23.net.

Katkoŭski created the websites Pravapis.org (about issues concerning Belarusian language) and Martyraloh Biełarusi - "The Belarusian Martyrologe" about victims of Stalinist terror in Belarus.[citation needed] He translated the interface of Google into Belarusian, and was the founder of the Belarusian Wikipedia.[citation needed]

He was the creator and administrator of the website of the Belarusian edition of Radio Free Europe.[citation needed]


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