Uładzimir Katkoŭski ( Belarusian : Уладзімір Каткоўскі , June 19, 1976, Minsk [ citation needed ] – May 25, 2007) was a Belarusian blogger, web designer and website creator. 
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. 
Activity on the Internet
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  by the Belarusian 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 Martyrology” about victims of Stalinist terror in Belarus. [ Citation needed ] Googletranslated into Belarusian, and was the founder of the Belarusian Wikipedia . [ Citation needed ]
He was the creator and administrator of the Belarusian edition of Radio Free Europe . [ Citation needed ]
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