About Belarus

Dokshitsy, Jewish Dokshitsy

updated on 15.10.2015

The town of Dokshitsy located near the origin of the Berezina River in Vitebsk region. First mentioned in 1407 as... Read full article


The history of Glubokoye, northern Belarus

updated on 02.10.2015

Glubokoye, a city in the north of Belarus at the crossing of motorways Polotsk-Vilnius and Dokshitsy-Sharkovshina... Read full article


The history of Bykhov

updated on 22.09.2015

The city of Bykhov lies about 50 km south of Mogilev. It is a harbour on the Dnieper River and is a railway and motorway junction connecting Mogilev... Read full article


The history of the Mogilev Jews

updated on 15.08.2015

First Jews came to Mogilev (Mogilev upon Dnieper) approximately when the princes of the town started upgrading the city defenses in the early 16 century. Read full article


Mogilev - the Grave of the Lion...

updated on 09.08.2015

Mogilev dates back to around 9 century AD according to the archaeological evidence. Some findings suggest that in the middle of the 13 century it was destroyed by... Read full article


Derechin, Western Belarus

updated on 07.08.2015

Previously a borough and now a center of a rural area, Derechin is based on the Sipa River, 13 km to the north from Zelva. One of the oldest settlements in the area... Read full article


Pruzhany - named after Prussians?..

updated on 06.06.2015

Today Pruzhany is a city and a center of a district located upon the Mukhavets river... Read full article


Pinsk Jewish community

updated on 01.02.2015

Jews settled in Pinsk after the eviction of 1495 - about a dozen families established Pinsk Jewish community which was yet to become the third largest in Belarus... Read full article


Pinsk - nine centuries behind... Or ahead?

updated on 01.02.2015

Just like in case with Minsk we really don't know when the city of Pinsk was founded. It was first mentioned in... Read full article


Kobrin, Belarus

updated on 31.01.2015

Kobrin or as the locals prefer to call it Kobryn’ is a district center in Brest region and a harbor on... Read full article


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How do I apply for a Belarus tourist visa?
updated on 13.02.2017

Applying at their local Belarus Consulate, the citizens of migration-secure states (e.g. the USA, Canada, Japan and others) can obtain a short-term...

Filling in Belarus visa application
updated on 02.01.2017

The form of application for a visa to Belarus has become digital and you can save and send it as a PDF file. It is only a 2-page document that is available...

Can I get insurance for Belarus online?
updated on 06.02.2017

Well, yes you can! To apply for a Belarus tourist visa you must supply an insurance policy that stipulates it covers Belarus. Your global insurance does so but...

Anything I should know about landing in MSQ Minsk Airport?
updated on 08.02.2017

Quite a number of things, as a matter of fact. Let’s examine a typical case from my travel agent’s past with a traveler landing in Minsk Airport (MSQ) and applying for a visa...

How do I apply for a Belarus private/guest visa?
updated on 01.02.2017

People, who want to travel to Belarus to see a friend, take care of the grave of a relative, take part in the court hearings, etc. need to apply for a private visa... 

Tour Belarus for family research
updated on 16.05.2013

This article covers field family research in Belarus that in most cases comes after dealing with the State archives of Belarus and genealogical research.

Using a plastic card in Belarus?
updated on 14.10.2016

A plastic card is a fine thing, no doubt, but there have been a number of cases when the ATM displayed ERROR, or required a PIN code...

Traditional souvenirs from Belarus?
updated on 18.10.2016

While most tourists agree that Belarus is not the country for grand shopping, there are still some things that can be brought back as souvenirs...