Belarus Country Profile

Capital: Minsk

Currency: Belarussian Ruble (BYN)

Travel Advice: Belarus Travel Advice

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Belarus is a country of eastern Europe. Until it became independent in 1991, it was formerly known as Belorussia or White Russia, was the smallest of the three Slavic republics included in the Soviet Union (the larger two being Russia and Ukraine).

While Belarusians share a distinct ethnic identity and language, they never previously enjoyed unity and political sovereignty, except during a brief period in 1918. Belarusian history is less a national narrative than a study of regional forces, their interplay, and their effects on the Belarusian people.

The Capital, Minsk.

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