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Belarus Travel Guide

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Minsk, Belarus

Minsk, Belarus landscape

Belarus Geography

Belarus is located in eastern Europe.

Belarus is bordered by Lithuania, Latvia to the north, Russia in the north and east, Ukraine to the south west Poland.

Minsk, BelarusSmooth and low country terrain, with numerous lakes and marshes stretched north to the south, Belarus became independent from the former Soviet Union in 1991.
Mountain range that crosses Belarus diagonally divided country in two regions of low land. Nordic region has a number of gentle hills and many of the over 11,000 small lakes of countries. The southern chain lies a marshy plain, which forms Pripet river basin and its tributaries. This region contains the largest European swampy area off without hidroamelioraţii. In the West, where Belarus is bordered by Poland, is Belovejkaia Forest, much of it is protected, forming the largest nature reserve in Europe and home of bison, European bison rare species.

Belarus has a climate with harsh winters, temperturile in January averaging -8 to 2 degrees C and cool summers and wet, with average temperatures of 15-20 degrees C. The snow is more abundant in the northwest. The high rainfall occur during the warm season.

center of Minsk, BelarusImportant cities are Gomel, Brest, Orcha, Mogilev, Vitebsk, Grodno. Its capital is Minsk.
Minsk, the capital, is the place for tourists in search of relics of the communist era. Here is still preserved the statues and other objects belonging to the Soviet regime.
However, the capital offers churches, museums and even a little old town. Among the most important sights: Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, built in 1642, initially serving as a monastery monks Bernardini, Cheluskintsev Park, Botanical Garden, Museum of Great Patriotic War, exposing some of the horrors of the Second World War, Church St. Simon and Helen, called Red Church, was built by a noble family in the early twentieth century, the Synagogue.
Vitebsk is a city full of history and mystery. Contains a smaller version of the Museum of the Second World War in Minsk. Next to this, one can visit the Garden zoologică.Belarus has four World Heritage Sites, two of which are shared with neighboring countries. The four are: Mir Castle Complex; Niasvizh Castle; Belovezhskaya Pushcha (shared with Poland) Struve Geodetic Arc (shared with Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Norway, Moldova, Russia, Sweden and Ukraine).

Festivals in Belarus

Borisov church, BelarusBelarusian government sponsors many annual cultural festivals: Slavyansk Bazaar in Vitebsk, Minsk Spring, Slavonic Întânirea Theater, Jazz Festival, National Festival of Harvest, Art for children and young Muses from Niesvizh, Mir Castle and National Song Festival and Belarusian poetry.
Many state holidays such as Independence Day or Victory Day, generates numerous shows, such as fireworks and military parades
Most festivals take place in Vitebsk or Minsk.




Gastronomy in Belarus

Belarusian cuisine contains mostly vegetables, meat and bakery products. Products that are considered include national brand pork, sausage, potatoes and bread. Typically, Belarusians eat a light breakfast, followed by two copious meals, dinner is the most substantial meal of the day. Wheat and rye bread are both consumed in Belarus, but rye predominating.
When you receive a guest from Belarus used to serve it with bread and salt.
Drinks are frequent in Belarus Russian vodka and kvass’s a kind of drink made from black or rye bread. Kvass site, combined with slices of vegetables, make up a cold soup called okroshka Belarus.

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