About Belarus

Telekhany

updated on 28.05.2017

Telekhany – a township on the Aginsky Canal, a locality center. It is 45 km away from the nearest train station in Ivatsevichy. Read full article


The history of Zhlobin or Zlobin, Gomel region

updated on 30.03.2017

Zhlobin is located in Gomel region, 220 km away from Minsk and 93 away from Gomel.  Read full article


GeoTag your travel pictures on Android!

updated on 09.08.2016

GeoTag was designed to operate on Android smartphones as a camera with coordinates on the screen. Read full article


Jewish Resistance Museum in Novogrudok

updated on 06.08.2016

The occupation of Novogrudok and the area started almost immediately after the Nazi attack on the Soviet Union. According to the survivors, bombings ... Read full article


Stolbtsy and Novy Sverzhen

updated on 04.08.2016

The most credible legend about the city origin says it was a merchant crossing and an overnight place. To reinforce the marshy banks... Read full article


Sopotskin or Sapatkin

updated on 22.06.2016

Many centuries ago thick forests around Sopotskin were home to yatviag tribes - of which only burial mounds and pagan worshipping sites remain today. Read full article


The history of Lida

updated on 28.11.2015

One of the oldest cities in Grodno area, the city of Lida is based on the Lideya River. The area was a borderline between the tribes that now make Lithuanians... Read full article


The history of Kletsk

updated on 18.11.2015

Kletsk is one of the area’s oldest towns archaeologists suggest – it dates back to around 10 century A.D. as a Slavic settlement. Read full article


The history of Volozhyn

updated on 08.11.2015

Volozhyn, based on the Volozhynka River, is first mentioned in the chronicles at the end of the 14 century. Read full article


Radoshkovichy

updated on 25.10.2015

Radoshkovichy is a little town to the north of Minsk with the current population of 5 700. Read full article


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