Belarus

Key Country Facts

Population: 9.5 million
Historical & Interesting Facts:

The etymology of its name is a combination of the words “bel” (white) and “Rus” (East Slavic ethnicity) meaning, “White Russian”

Top Activities and Places to Visit:

Minsk, Privokzalnaya Square, Stalin Line Museum

Other Information:

Its main exports include machinery, mineral products, chemical, metals, and textiles

The landlocked country of Belarus, borders five other Eastern European countries! The capital is Minsk. There are roughly 9,570,376 people living here (2016). Belarusians primarily practice orthodox Christianity and have two official languages: Belarusian and Russian. The time zone is 7 hours ahead of EST. Belarus is known to be flat, covered in marshland.

When visiting, tourist will enjoy Minsk at night!  Minsk is Especially known for the “City Gates”, and Privokzalnaya Square. Also tourists would enjoy visiting some of the many WWII war memorials, namely the site of the former village which is now known as the Khatyn Memorial. Also of interest is the Stalin Line Museum which houses parts of the Stalin Line, the largest defense line built pre-WWII.

One interesting thing about Belarus is that it is technically a presidential republic but functions as a dictatorship. The etymology of its name is a combination of the words “bel” (white) and “Rus” (East Slavic ethnicity) meaning, “White Russian”.

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