It is hard to tell why the town is called that way. Some say that it is associated with hills on which the town stands. Once it was called Gory-Gorki.
It is hard to tell for sure but these hills played a role in the history and location of the town. Today, three significant highways lie through the town: roads P70, P15, P123 and there is a railway station.
Now it is rather a big town with 34 thousand inhabitants, developed industry and agriculture. The Belarusian State Academy of Agriculture is the brightest, distinctive feature of the modern town of Gorki. This establishment exists since 1840. At that time, it was an agricultural school; Emperor Nicholas I ordered to open it. Later on, it became an institute, college, academy, always maintaining its reputation and retaining traditions of the intellectual capital of the country.
Places with such geographical features were always at the center of events during hard times. But Gorki was also a trading town. Fairs took place in the town, there were 3 markets, merchants and craftsmen from different countries came to the town.
Combats and Victims of War:
But people have a desire to live. Combats ended and people raised their heads, healed their wounds and went to plow fields, raise and teach children, rebuild their houses.
In modern Gorki, there are many students and curious minds as well as serious scholars. Preserved documents, museum exhibits, sights will tell you about the past (the town itself like an open-air museum, clean and interesting). Here is a list of sights in the town:
Gorki represents the people's desire to live in peace. They tend to work and teach the youth. They remember the past, cherish the present and build the future without wars.