Map of Belarus
Area in square kilometers207,600 km2
Location of Belarus (green)on the European continent (dark grey) — Location of Belarus (green) on the European continent (dark grey) — Capital (and largest city) Minsk 53°55′N 27°33′E
Etymology), officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered clockwise by Russia to the northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest.
As a result of the Russian Revolution, Belarus became a founding constituent republic of the Soviet Union and was renamed as the Byelorussian SSR.
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eastern Belarus; the south has extensive marshy areas along the Pripet (Prypyats') River; the upper course of the Neman (Nyoman) flows in the west; and the Bug (Buh) forms part of the boundary with Poland in the southwest.
Belarus is a republic with two legislative houses. Its president is the head of state and effectively the head of government; the prime minister is nominally the head of government but actually is subordinate to the president.
of Belarus was ruled by Russia. After World War I the western part was assigned to Poland, and the eastern part became Soviet territory — the Belorussian S.S.R.
Political parties: Belarus has 15 registered political parties, including: Agrarian Party (AP); Belarusian Communist Party (KPB); Green Party Belarusian Social and Sports Party; Belarusian Patriotic Movement (BPR); Belarusian Popular Front (BNF); Belarusian Social-Democrat Party (BSDP); Social-Democratic Hramada Party; Conservative
Democratic Party of Belarus (LDBP); Party of Communists Belarusian (PKB); Party of Popular Accord; Republican Party of Labor and Justice (RPPS); Social Democratic Party of Popular Accord (PPA);Several of these parties exist in name only.
Democracy, Belarusian Party of Labor, Women's Party Nadezhda, Christian Conservative Party, and Party of Freedom and Progress. Suffrage: Universal at age 18. Economy GDP (purchasing power parity): $116 billion (2009 est.); $116.2 billion (2008 est.).
Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious implementation has yet to take place.
Belarusian Party of Communists or PKB ; Belarusian Party of Labor (unregistered); Belarusian Popular Front or BPF ; Belarusian Social-Democratic Hramada ; Belarusian Social Democratic Party Hramada ("Assembly") or BSDPH ; Belarusian Social Democratic Party People's Assembly ("Narodnaya Hramada")
Belarusian Women's Party Nadzeya ("Hope") ; Christian Conservative Party or BPF ; European Belarus Campaign ; Party of Freedom and Progress (unregistered); "Tell the Truth" Campaign ; United Civic Party or UCP Political pressure groups and leaders: Field info displayed for all countries in alpha order.
Belarus is in Eastern Europe. It has borders with Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia.
Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December, 1999, envisioning greater political and economic integration. Although Belarus agreed to a framework to carry out the accord, serious steps towards implementation have seen limited success.
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short-lived Belarusian People's Republic (1918–19), Belarus became a constituent republic of the Soviet Union, the Byelorussian SSR.
during which Belarus lost about a third of its population and more than half of its economic resources; the republic recovered in the post-war years.
Union, Belarus declared independence on 25 August 1991. Alexander Lukashenko has been the country's president since 1994. During his presidency, Lukashenko has implemented Soviet-era policies, such as state ownership of the economy, despite objections from Western governments.
Location of Belarus Location of Belarus (orange) on the European continent (white) — Capital (and largest city) Minsk Official languages Belarusian, Russian Demonym
Belarus belonged to several countries, including the Duchy of Polatsk, the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, and the Russian Empire. After the short-lived Belarusian People's Republic (1918–19), Belarus became a constituent republic of the Soviet Union, the Byelorussian SSR.
unification of Belarusian lands within its modern borders took place in 1939, when the ethnically Belarusian lands that were part of interwar Poland were annexed by the USSR and attached to the Soviet Belarus.
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Location of Belarus Location of Belarus (orange) on the European continent (white) — Capital (and largest city) Minsk 53°55′N 27°33′E Official languages Belarusian, Russian
The history of Belarus is a story of domination by foreign powers, forced division and re-unification of the land, devastation during war and authoritarian rule following its 1991 independence.
1939, when the ethnically Belarusian lands that were part of interwar Poland were annexed by the USSR and attached to the Soviet Belarus.
Map of BelarusMap of Belarus Republic of Belarus President: Alyaksandr Lukashenka (since 1994) Prime Minister: Mikhail Myasnikovich (since 2010) Total area: 80,154 sq mi (207,600 sq km) Population (2010 est.): 9,612,632 (growth rate: &ndaqsh;0.
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Much of Belarus (formerly the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic of the USSR, and then Byelorussia) is a hilly lowland with forests, swamps, and numerous rivers and lakes. There are wide rivers emptying into the Baltic and Black seas.
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The location of Belarus An enlargeable map of the Republic of Belarus See also: Index of Belarus-related articles The Republic of Belarus is a landlocked sovereign country located in Eastern Europe.
sovereignty of Belarus on July 27, 1990, and following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Belarus declared independence on August 25, 1991. Alexander Lukashenko has been the country's president since 1994.
Since 1996, Belarus has been negotiating with Russia to unify into a single state called the Union of Russia and Belarus.
Belarus is located east of Poland and is slightly smaller than the State of Kansas. It borders Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Russia and has a total population of 10.
Today, Belarus is not much different than yesterday's Belarus. You will still see the horse drawn plows and vehicles on the rough highways next to old models of the Lada automobile.
Belarus lost over 30% of its population and over 75% of its towns and villages during WW II. The notorious 12th Lithuanian Police Auxiliary Battalion, chillingly named the Schutzmannschaft was formed in Kaunas in 1941, and was composed entirely of Lithuanian volunteers.
Belarus borders on Poland in the west, on Lithuania and Latvia in the north, on Russia in the east, and on Ukraine in the south. Minsk Minsk , city (1990 est. pop.
Much of Belarus is a hilly lowland, drained by the Dnieper, Western Dvina, and Neman rivers. The climate is moderate humid continental, with warm summers and cold winters.
Since winning independence from the Soviet Union in 1991, Belarus has moved slowly on privatization and other market reforms, emphasizing instead close economic relations with Russia. About 80% of all industry remains in state hands, and foreign investment has been hindered by a climate hostile to private businesses.
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Europe's outcast, Belarus lies at the edge of Eastern Europe and seems determined to avoid integration with the rest of the continent at all costs, taking its lead from the Soviet Union rather than the European Union.
democratically challenged country - Belarus is a land of earthy humour, friendly people and courage in the face of bleak political adversity. Outside the capital, Belarus offers a simple yet pleasing landscape of cornflower fields, thick primeval forests and picturesque villages.
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Basic Information Lay of the Land: Belarus is a landlocked, relatively flat country containing large tracts of marshy land. Slightly smaller than Kansas, 34% of Belarus’ 80,155 square miles is covered by forest, and many streams and 11,000 lakes are found there as well.
The area that is now Belarus was originally settled by Baltic tribes, who were overwhelmed by massive migrations of East Slavic tribes in the 8th and 9th century.
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features by the ninth century, the emerging Belarusian state was then absorbed by Kievan Rus' in the 9th century. Belarus was later an integral part of what was called Litva, which included today's Belarus as well as today's Lithuania.
Belarusian was the state language of the Grand Duchy until 1697, in part owing to the strong flowering of Belarusian culture during the Renaissance through the works of leading Belarusian humanists such as Frantzisk Skaryna.
of the 18th century until 1918, Belarus declared its short-lived National Republic on March 25, 1918, only to be forcibly absorbed by the Bolsheviks into what became the Soviet Union (U.S.S.R.).
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with Belarusian authorities continuing pressure and threats ahead of the December 2010 presidential elections. Journalists and civil society activists face harassment in the form of interrogations, detentions, arrests, and seizure of personal property.
Belarus refused long-term election monitoring proposed by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE). The only long-term election-monitoring presence was provided by local observers, who were forced to maintain a distance of 3 to 10 meters from ballot counting.
register the Belarusian Assembly of Pro-democratic NGOs, citing procedural violations in its creation, and alleging that the organization's name does not describe its activities.
gas to Belarus at Russian domestic prices? * Uładzimir Karatkievič was a Belarusian writer whose novels deal predominantly with Belarus's history, including the January Uprising? * only five
* the 17th century Biaroza monastery in Biaroza, Belarus, has in its time been adapted into military barracks and a prison, and currently its ruins are an important baroque relic in the town? * the first poet in the Russian
* romanization of Belarusian, the transliteration of Belarusian-language text from the Cyrillic alphabet to the Latin alphabet, is distinct from writing in Łacinka, the historical native Latin alphabet of Belarus?