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Bobruisk is based on the Bobruika river which was once very full of beavers (bobr = beaver). First mentioned in the chronicles in 1387, Bobruisk had... Read full article
The name of the city most likely originates from a term used by the Crusaders for a town with wooden houses. They put Oshmyany to a siege in 1384. Read full article
Andrei Burdenkov had the GeoTag app built as a ad-free app. Read full article
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
Zhlobin is located in Gomel region, 220 km away from Minsk and 93 away from Gomel. Read full article
GeoTag was designed to operate on Android smartphones as a camera with coordinates on the screen. Read full article
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
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
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
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
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...
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...
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...
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...
This article covers field family research in Belarus that in most cases comes after dealing with the State archives of Belarus and genealogical research.
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...
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...