Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. Belarus shares borders with Russia in the north and east, with Ukraine in the south, with Poland in the west and with Lithuania and Latvia in the north.
Belarus is the country with a great history and fine architecture. It is the country where you can go any time of the year; it is perfectly attractive for the tourists I every year season. The beautiful nature along with rich history and wildlife make this country an ideal destination for passionate and enthusiastic visitors.
After the events of 1917, when the Russian Revolution took place, Belarus proclaimed independence as the Belarusian People’s Republic. Later, it was annexed to the Soviet Union as the Socialist Soviet Republic of Byelorussia. Since that time and during all the Soviet era Belarus was a constituent republic of the Soviet Union until 1991.
Belarus received the modern shape of today’s borders in 1939 when it added the lands of Second Polish Republic to its territory. In times of WWII, the territory of Belarus was ruined as a consequence of numerous military operations held there. During the war times, Belarus lost about a third of its population and a big part of its economic resources.
After the war, the territory of Belarus was restored and reconstructed. Today, it is a country with the population living mostly in the urban areas, with two official languages (Belarusian and Russian), the territory of 207,600 square kilometers, with the strong economic sectors in service industries and manufacturing, with the capital in Minsk.
The main places to see in Belarus are:
- Belovezhskaya Puscha (Reserve)
- Mir Castle (UNESCO List of World Heritage)
- Brest Fortress
- Pripyat Reserve
- Minsk Sea
- St Anna Cathedral
- Kossovo town
- Nesvizh Castle
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