accepted that Bulbash Belarusians called from time immemorial, but it is not true.In pre-revolutionary Russia the word is not used anywhere else, I find it in the dictionary of the time failed.And in general the history of the origin of the word "Bulbash" to this day is still not entirely clear.According to some linguists, the word appeared only during the Great Patriotic War.
in Polesie and Ukraine led active hostilities pro-fascist guerrilla army led by Taras Bulba-Borovets.From the names of the leader gave the name of the members of this group - Bulbash.Sam Taras Bulba-Borovets never thought of himself as a nationalist Belarusian - Ukrainian only.He called his army Ukrainian Military Organization.
According to another version Bulba (potatoes) were grown in Belarus since the time of t
he Commonwealth, which was a part of the country then.Version of what became known as the first Russian Belarusians "Bulbash" untenable.In Russia, the potatoes came much later.The Russians met with potatoes only in the first division of Rzeczpospolita.
Closer to the sound of the word "bulb" is of Latin bulbus, it is not surprising that during the reign of Catholicism in Belarus, the word became "Bulba" and from here in the "Bulbash."
tradition that Peter I had brought to Russia from Holland potatoes ... also incorrect.He brought a sack of Jerusalem artichoke.
In the XVII century between the Russian Orthodox Church and the Vatican was brutal struggle for precedence over Catholicism and Orthodoxy uniatism.Churchmen, struggling with Catholicism, called the fruit brought from overseas "damn apple", told all sorts of passions of those who eat it.In fact, "Bulbash" become renegades from the ROC - Uniates.Litvin (then known as Belarusians) were grown on their land, and ate artichoke, so too came under the wrath of Russian Orthodoxy.
negative attitude to his nickname, the Belarusians should remember that this word comes from the ancient Belarusians and only much later was adopted Russian, and with pejorative sense.Under this moniker meant farmers, individual farmer, uncommunicative, and his own mind.Treated with prejudice to "Bulbash" nevertheless recognized their hard work and perseverance in achieving this goal.