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Гісторыя Першамайскага пасёлка

History of the Pershamayski settlement

    It was a long time ago.  The territory of all Belarus and part of Ukraine and Lithuania were under the control of the famous prince Vashtein.  Said territory was given to Vashtein in approximately 1650.  Under the control of Vashtein, the people lived poorly, they payed high taxes.  With the money, which was collected from the people, Vashtein .  Rayetski was a relative of Vashtein and so this land was left to him after the death of Vashtein, with the exception of Ukraine and Lithuania, which Vashtein lost as a consequence of wars.
    After the war with Napoleon, in which Dunin-Rayetski was recognized as an exceptional commander and his palace was destroyed.  Kanstantsin in 1837 founded a new estate, which stands to this day.  At this time Kashyts arrived from Austria.  Rayetski had become aquainted with Kashyts, being in the Tsar's court together in St. Petersburg.  After this Kashyts decided to visit Rayetski, who at this time was sick.  Here they became closely aquainted.  Kashyts married Rayetski's daughter, and for this he received this estate as a gift.  From this time the estate was called Kashytsavy.  The Tsar's government gave an order to all the noblemen, that they should share the land with the servants.  That's how the village Karelichy, Tsentra, and Rap'yova were given up.
    Kashyts borrowed money from a bank for building a stable, which he did not pay back on time.  Because of this they wanted to take away his estate.  He was helped by Mandalevich and his father.  Mandalevich had a butter factory, and his father was rich and lived in Vilnius.  He lent money to Kashyts, thanks to this he kept his estate.
    In 1926 Kashyts died.  The estate was left to his son Feliks.  The income of the estate totaled 126 k rubles, and expenses 96 k rubles.  Feliks Kashyts deposited 30 k into the bank yearly.  In 1939 the Red Army came.  The villagers began to flee, Feliks fled.  And after, having changed his appearance, he returned to Navagrudak and got a job herding cows.  After the Red Army left, he becomes the administrator of the estate.  During the Patriotic War he was killed by the Germans.  The land went to the M.T.S.
    In 1948 the villagers that had worked for the master submitted a claim, so that they would be given plots for building houses.  So on May 1st the Pershamayski settlement was formed.  On May 1st the inhabitants of the village entered into membership of the brigade of the Zhdanav Collective Farm (now Tsaruk Collective Farm).