Articles in Belarus ( 325 )

325 Articles of interest in Belarus

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  • Minsk

    Minsk (Belarusian: Мінск, Менск pronounced [mʲinsk, mʲɛnsk]; Russian: Минск, [mʲinsk]; Yiddish: מינסק Minsk, Polish: Mińsk) is the capital and largest city of Belarus, situated on the Svislach and Nyamiha rivers. It is the administrative centre of t…

  • Khatyn massacre

    Khatyn or Chatyń (Belarusian and Russian: Хаты́нь, pronounced [xɐˈtɨnʲ]) was a village of 26 houses and 156 inhabitants in Belarus, in Lahoysk Raion, Minsk Region, 50 km away from Minsk. On March 22, 1943, the entire population of the village was ma…

  • Grodno

    Grodno or Hrodna (Belarusian: Гродна (Hrodna) [ˈɣrɔdna], Гародня (Harodnia), Горадня (Horadnia); Russian: Гродно [ˈɡrodnə]; Template:DeS; Latin: Grodna, Grodnae; Lithuanian: Gardinas; Polish: Grodno; Yiddish: גראָדנע; Hebrew: הורדנה‎) is a city in B…

  • Vitebsk

    Vitebsk or Vitsebsk (Belarusian: Ві́цебск, Łacinka: Viciebsk, pronounced [ˈvʲitsʲepsk]; Russian: Ви́тебск, pronounced [ˈvʲitʲɪpsk]; Polish: Witebsk, Yiddish: וויטעבסק‎), is a city in Belarus. The capital of the Vitebsk Region, in 2004 it had 342,381…

  • Battle of Berezina

    The Battle of Berezina (or Beresina) took place from 26 to 29 November 1812, between the French army of Napoleon, retreating after his invasion of Russia and crossing the Berezina (near Borisov, Belarus), and the Russian armies under Mikhail Kutuzov…

  • Mogilev

    Mogilev (or Mogilyov; Russian: Могилёв, pronounced [məɡʲɪˈlʲof]; Łacinka; Mahilioŭ; Belarusian: Магілёў, pronounced [maɣʲiˈlʲou̯]) is a city in eastern Belarus, about 76 kilometres (47 miles) from the border with Russia's Smolensk Oblast and 105 km …

  • Minsk National Airport

    Minsk National Airport (IATA: MSQ, ICAO: UMMS), (Belarusian: Нацыянальны аэрапорт Мiнск, [natsɨjaˈnalʲnɨ aeraˈport mʲinsk]; Russian: Национальный аэропорт Минск), former name Minsk-2 (not to be confused with Minsk-1 Airport in Minsk downtown), is th…

  • Minsk Automobile Plant

    Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ, Belarusian: Адкрытaе Акцыянэрнaе Таварыства «Мінскі аўтамабільны завод», Open JSC Minsky Automobilny Zavod) is a state-run automotive manufacturer association in Belarus, one of the largest in Eastern Europe.

  • Belavezha Accords

    The Belavezha Accords (Russian: Беловежские соглашения, Belarusian: Белавежскія пагадненні, Ukrainian: Біловезькі угоди) is the agreement that declared the Soviet Union effectively dissolved and established the Commonwealth of Independent States (CI…

  • Polotsk

    Polotsk (Polatsk, Belarusian: По́лацк, Russian: По́лоцк, Polish: Połock) is a historical city in Belarus, situated on the Dvina River. It is the center of the Polatsk Raion in Vitsebsk Voblast. Its population is more than 80,000 people.

  • Minsk (motorcycle)

    "Minsk", also known as M1NSK, is a Belarusian brand of motorcycles, scooters, ATVs and snowmobiles, produced by the Minsk Motorcycle and Bicycle Plant (MMVZ). First M1A motorcycle was released in 1951. Since 2007, the company is a private enterprise.

  • Pinsk

    Pinsk (Belarusian: Пі́нск, Pinsk; Łacinka: Pinsk, Russian: Пи́нск, Pinsk; Ukrainian: Пи́нськ, Pyns'k; Polish: Pińsk; Yiddish/Hebrew: Pinsk ,פינסק‎, Lithuanian: Pinskas) is a city in Belarus, in the Polesia region, traversed by the river Pina, at the…

  • Maly Trostenets extermination camp

    The Trostinets extermination camp, also known as Maly Trostinets, and Maly Trastsianiets (see alternate spellings), was a World War II Nazi German death camp located near the village of Maly Trostinets ("Little Trostinets") on the outskirts of Minsk…

  • Mir Castle Complex

    The Mirsky Castle Complex (Belarusian: Мірскі замак, Polish: Zamek w Mirze) is a UNESCO World Heritage site in Belarus. It is located in the town of Mir, in the Karelichy District of the Hrodna voblast, at (53°27′4.46″N26°28′22.80″E), 29 km to the …

  • Babruysk

    Babrujsk, Babruysk, Bobruysk, or Bobruisk (Belarusian: Бабру́йск, Łacinka: Babrujsk, Russian: Бобру́йск, Polish: Bobrujsk, Yiddish: באברויסק, Lithuanian: Babruiskas) is a city in the Mogilev Region of eastern Belarus on the Berezina river. It is a l…

  • Lida

    Lida (Belarusian: Лі́да; Russian: Ли́да; Polish: Lida; Yiddish: לידא) is a city in western Belarus in Hrodna Voblast, situated 160 kilometres (99 miles) west of Minsk.

  • Kreva

    Kreva (Belarusian: Крэва, pronounced [ˈkrɛva], Russian: Крéво, Polish: Krewo) is a township in Grodno Region, Belarus. The first mention dates to the 13th century.

  • Barysaw

    Barysaw (officially transliterated as Barysaŭ, Belarusian: Бары́саў [baˈrɨsaw]; Russian: Бори́сов, Borisov [bɐˈrʲisəf]; Polish: Borysów [bɔˈrɨsuf]; population 180,100 as of 2013) is a city in Belarus situated near the Berezina River in the Minsk Vob…

  • Minsk Metro

    The Minsk Metro (Belarusian: Мінскі метрапалітэн, Russian: Минский метрополитен) is a rapid-transit system that serves Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Opened in 1984, it presently consists of 2 lines and 29 stations, totaling 37.25 kilometres (23.15 …

  • Geography of Belarus

    Belarus, a landlocked, generally flat country (the average elevation is 162 meters (531 ft) above sea level) without natural borders, occupies an area of 207,600 square kilometers (80,200 sq mi), or slightly smaller than the United Kingdom or the st…

  • Baranovichi

    Baranovichi (/bəˈrɑːnəvɪ/; Belarusian: Бара́навічы [baˈranavʲitʂɨ], Łacinka: Baranavičy, Baranavichy, Baranavichy; Russian: Бара́новичи, Polish: Baranowicze, Yiddish: באראנאוויטש, Baranovich), is a city in the Brest Region of western Belarus wit…

  • Nesvizh Castle

    Nesvizh Castle or Niasvizh Castle (Belarusian: Нясвіжскі замак, Niasvižski zamak, Polish: zamek w Nieświeżu, Russian: Несвижский замок, Nesvizhskiy zamok) is a residential castle of the Radziwiłł family in Nesvizh, Belarus.

  • Navahrudak

    Navahrudak (Belarusian: Навагрудак, [navaˈɣrudak]; Russian: Новогрудок; Lithuanian: Naugardukas; Polish: Nowogródek) is a city in the Grodno Region of Belarus. In 14th century it was an episcopal see of the Metropolitanate of Lithuania.

  • State Security Committee of the Republic of Belarus

    The State Security Agency of the Republic of Belarus (Belarusian: Камітэт дзяржаўнай бяспекі, КДБ; translit. Kamitet Dziaržaǔnaj Biaspieki, KDB, Russian: Комитет государственной безопасности, КГБ; translit. Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti, KGB)…

  • Minsk Ghetto

    The Minsk Ghetto was created soon after the German invasion of the Soviet Union. It was one of the largest in Eastern Europe, and the largest in the German-occupied territory of the Soviet Union. It housed close to 100,000 Jews, most of whom perishe…

  • Minsk Tractor Works

    Minsk Tractor Works (Belarusian: Мінскі трактарны завод, Russian: Минский тракторный завод, МТЗ, MTZ) may refer to two entities: a plant in Minsk, Belarus and a plant association in Belarus.

  • National Library of Belarus

    The National Library of Belarus (Belarusian: Нацыянальная бібліятэка Беларусі, Russian: Национальная библиотека Беларуси), founded on 15 September 1922, is a copyright library of the Republic of Belarus.

  • Orsha

    Orsha (Belarusian: О́рша, Ворша; Russian: О́рша Russian pronunciation: [ˈorʂə]) is a city in Belarus in Vitebsk Region on the fork of the Dnieper and Arshytsa rivers.

  • Kurapaty

    Kurapaty (Belarusian: Курапаты) is a wooded area on the outskirts of Minsk, Belarus, in which a vast number of people were executed between 1937 and 1941 during the Great Purge by the Soviet secret police, the NKVD.

  • Slonim

    Slonim (Belarusian: Сло́нім, Russian: Сло́ним, Polish: Słonim, Yiddish: סלאנים, Slonim) is a city in Grodno Region, Belarus, capital of the Slonim district. It is located at the junction of the Shchara and Isa rivers, 143 km (89 mi) southeast of Gro…

  • Berezina River

    The Berezina (Belarusian: Бярэ́зіна, Biarezina; [bʲaˈrɛzʲinɐ]) is a river in Belarus and a tributary of the Dnieper River.

  • Slutsk

    Slutsk (officially transliterated as Sluck, Belarusian: Слуцк; Russian: Слуцк; Polish: Słuck) is a town in Belarus, located on the Sluch River 105 km (65 mi) south of Minsk. As of 2010 its population is of 61,400. Slutsk is the administrative center…

  • Minsk-Arena

    Minsk-Arena (Belarusian: Мінск-Арэна, Russian: Минск-Арена) is a multi-use indoor arena in Minsk, Belarus.

  • National Opera and Ballet of Belarus

    The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus is located in a park in the Trinity Banlieu of the city of Minsk. Local people call it the "Opierny Teatr" (Belarusian) or the "Opera and Ballet Theatre".