About Belarus

Weather in Belarus

updated on 06.07.2011

Belarus is located in mid latitudes and has a rather flat relief. The geographical location and the air masses of the Atlantic Ocean form the moderate continental climate of the country its typical features being rainy warm summer, mild winter with frequent thaws...  Read full article


Slavyansky Bazaar Arts Festival

updated on 06.07.2011

Slavyansky Bazaar in Vitebsk is not only a significant event for our capital of culture – Vitebsk – but also a business card of the whole of Belarus, a symbol of union of three east Slav nations and a holiday for hosts and guests.  Read full article


Folk crafts in Belarus: pottery

updated on 06.07.2011

Pottery is another widespread craft in Belarus and is a part of the Belarusian culture. Potters used clay to produce items for household and decoration. Pottery appeared in Belarus 4-3 thousand years BC when first ceramics – hand-shaped pots for cooking were produced in large numbers... Read full article


The flag of Belarus

updated on 06.07.2011

The national symbols of any country stand for its sovereignty and independence. The coat of arms and the flag of one’s country symbolize one’s native land.  Read full article


History of Belarus. WWI - present

updated on 06.07.2011

The WWI broke out in 1914 and one quarter of the western Belarusian territories were occupied by German troops in 1915. The Russian regime launched a huge propaganda campaign among the local population, calling it upon the war for the Tsar and Motherland...  Read full article


History of Belarus. Tribal times - WWI

updated on 06.07.2011

The Slavs started to spread across the Balkans in the 5-6 centuries, from where they proceeded to the south towards Roman provinces and to the east. They appeared in Belarus in 6-7 centuries by which time the Baltic nations had already lived there for two thousand years... Read full article


The Parliament of Belarus

updated on 06.07.2011

The Parliament – or the National Assembly of the Republic of Belarus – holds representative and legislative power in Belarus and consists of two chambers – the House of Representatives and the Council of the Republic. The house of representatives consists of 110 deputies elected by... Read full article


The Government of Belarus

updated on 06.07.2011

The government of the Republic of Belarus holds the executive power. The main tasks of the government lie in the fields of economic and social policy. It commands the system of subordinate bodies, works out the country’s budget and presents it to the President... Read full article


Tourism in Belarus

updated on 06.07.2011

Belarus tourism potential. Tourism development is one of the main tasks of the social and economic policy in Belarus. The main potential of tourism in Belarus lies in the beauty and diversity of its nature, its unique historic and cultural heritage and the people themselves...  Read full article


Brest - the third oldest Belarusian city

updated on 20.06.2011

Brest is the third oldest city in Belarus. Berestye (the city name probably comes from the Russian word beresta – birch bark) was first mentioned in 1019 as a trade center and a fortress on the border with the Polish and Lithuanian lands...  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.

Is plastic card better than cash when 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...