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Bilyi Kamin (Білий Камінь) /
Biały Kamień
A History of Cities and Villages of the UkrainianSSR
Published in Ukrainian as "Istoriia mist i sil Ukrainskoi RSR"
"Історія міст і сіл Української РСР"

Published in Russian as "Istoriia gorodov i sel Ukrainskoi SSR"
"История городов и сел Украинской ССР"



Bilyi Kamin / Білий Камінь
(in Polish it is known as Biały Kamień)

Page 347 at the end of the Zolochiv District.

Note: Since this is taken from the 1978 Russian language edition, all of the geographic references are transliterated from the Russian

Belyj Kamen’

Village, center of Village Soviet<political entity>.  Set on the Bug River, between the Zhulitsky and Podlisky Mountains.  13 km from the district center of Zolochev, 8 km from the Ozhidov train station on the Lvov-Zdolbunov line, and on the Zolochev-Olesko highway. 268 homesteads and a population of 730.

Also belonging to the Belyj Kamen’ Village Soviet are the villages of Buzhok, Gavarechchina, Podles’e, Rozvazh, and Cheremoshnya.

In Belyj Kamen’ is the Collective Farm Center of "Sickle and Hammer," which contains 4,000 hectares of collective farmland and 1,800 hectares of plowed land. Production trends include raising calves and a developing sugarbeet crop. The collective farm consists of a mill, 2 sawmills, and a tractor workshop.

In 1972 Belyj Kamen’ was handed the memorable award of the Red Banner of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union, Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR, and of the Soviet of the Ministers of the USSR, for its success at winning the socialist competition "Progress of the Agricultural Collective Farm." 17 people were honored with the government award. Title of the Hero of Socialist Labor was bestowed upon brigadier N.I. Evdokimov, while the Chairperson of the Collective Farm, Z. Ya. Lozhovskaya was merited with the honor Agriculturist of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic and awarded the Order of Lenin and the Order of Labor of the Red Banner. She was the delegate of the 24th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union and the 25th Congress Party of the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic.

There is a count of 37 official communist party members in 2 party organizations. There are 203 members in 2 Komsomol<Communist Youth Organization>. The first party organization was created in 1952, the first Komsomol in 1940.

In the village is a high school, where there are 28 teachers and 376 pupils, a library with a collection of 7,100 volumes, a club with a 180 seat auditorium, a branch of communication services, a savings bank, an outpatient clinic, a hospital equipped with 25 beds, a pharmacy, and 2 stores.

Belyj Kamen’ was first mentioned in the chronicles in 1493. In 1682 it was allowed into the Magdeburg Law. During the occupation of bourgeois-landlord Poland the village was liberated by the Red Army in August 1920 and created a Revolutionary Committee headed by H. Bazarnitsky.

91 village citizens were victims on the front during the Great Patriotic War (World War II), of which 47 courageously lost their lives. 35 were awarded orders and medals. On July 20, 1944, near Belyj Kamen’ were fierce battles against the fascist armies in an attempt to break out of the "Brody Broiler"<scene of a great clash between the two armies.> In the battles the Hitlerites lost 15 tanks and transports, 18 heavy weapons, and nearly 500 soldiers. The partisans under A.K. Kundius offered significant help to the Red Army. In a park an obelisk was erected in honor of those fallen in the fight against the fascists.

In the village of Podles’e M.C. Shashkevich (1811-1843) was born. He was a prominent Ukrainian writer, one of the founders of the new Ukrainian literature in Western Ukraine, and an enlightened democrat. In 1959 a museum dedicated to Shashkevich opened in the village and in 1962 a monument was erected. Near the village of Buzhok a settlement form the Bronze and Iron Age was discovered.

For information regarding this gazetteer and learning its history, availability and usage, visit my site on Istoriia mist i sil Ukrainskoi RSR (A History of Cities and Villages of the Ukrainian SSR).  1967-1974.            Questions and Comments to Matthew Bielawa
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