The Facts About Belarus

Overview of Belarus:

The former Soviet republic was occupied by the Nazis between 1941 and 1944, when it lost 2.2 million people, including most of its large Jewish people. Belarus was ruled with an iron fist since 1994 by President Alexander Lukashenko. Opposition figures are subjected to harsh penalties for organizing protests. Back in 2005, Belarus was listed by the US as Europe’s sole remaining” outpost of tyranny”.From the Soviet post-war years, Belarus became one of the most prosperous areas of the USSR, but with liberty came economical reduction. President Lukashenko has firmly opposed the privatization of state enterprises, and the nation is heavily reliant on Russia for its energy supplies.

Information of Belarus:

Full Name:

The official name is  “the Republic of Belarus.”

National Language:

It has two national languages. That is “Belarusian and Russian.”

Capital:

Minsk is the capital of the country. Minsk is a very beautiful city & heart of the political & economic activities of the country.

Official Religion:

Christianity is the official religion of the country.

Total Population:

The total population consists of 9.475 million people.

Currency Name & Value:

The Currency is called the Belarusian ruble  & one American Dollar is equal to 2.64 Belarusian ruble

Total Area:

The total area of the country is 207,595 km².

States of Belarus:

There is a total of seven states in the country. States are as below

  • Minsk
  • Minsk
  • Gomel
  • Brest
  • Grodno
  • Vitebsk
  • Mogilev

Cities:

Famous cities of the country are

Minsk City, Gomel, Mogilev, Vitebsk, Grodno, Brest, Babruysk, Baranovichi, Borisov, Pinsk

Famous Food:

It is a food rich country. There are many famous foods here but these are the famous foods of the country

  • pork stew (machanka)
  • vereshchaka
  • draniki(thick potato pancakes)
  • kolduny
  • kletski (dumplings)
  • babka (baked grated potatopie)
  • cold sorrel soup
  • mushroom soup

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Historical Places of Belarus:

  • National Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve Nesvizh
  • Mir Castle
  • . Gomel Palace
  • Francis Xavier Cathedral
  • Sophia Cathedral
  • Saint Nicholas Monastery
  • Ruzhany Castle
  • Palace of the Puslovskys in Kossovo
  • Golshany Castle
  • Augustow Canal

Things to do in Belarus:

It is a culture rich country & you can do a lot of things here like

  • Visiting the former USSR border
  • Having dinner in a Soviet-themed restaurant
  • Visiting a village which was burnt and destroyed by the Nazis
  • Eating at the most Soviet American fast-food chain in the world
  • Taking a photo next to the largest bust in the world
  • Checking out the last surviving Stalin statues
  • Tour The Grand Mir Castle Complex
  • Discover The Brest Railway Museum
  • Tour The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum
  • Visit The Victory Square

Interesting things:

  • In Belarus, there are more than 300 dishes from potatoes
  • The largest dump truck in the world is produced in Belarus.
  • There are many casinos in Belarus.
  • In Belarus, we have compulsory military service for 1.5 years. In the case of service after university, the period is reduced to 1 year.
  • Belarus is one of the few countries that does not switch to “winter” time.
  • Minsk is a very green and clean city. In addition to numerous parks here is the third largest botanical garden in the world.
  • Compared to many large cities, there are very few traffic jams in Minsk.

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The Economy:

The Market of Belarus is the world’s 72nd-largest economy by GDP based on purchasing power parity, which in 2019 stood at $195 billion, or Even $20,900 per capita

  • Nominal GDP is $63 billion
  • PPP GDP is $196 billion
  • Labor force is 4,975,430
  • Exports are $28.65 billion
  • Imports are $31.58 billion

Belarus Armed Forces:

  • Active personnel are 62,000
  • Deployed personnel around the border are 4,560
  • Reserve personnel are 344,750

Top Professions:

  • Wholesale Manager
  • National Sales Manager
  • Sales Director
  • The Sales Executive
  • Sales Manager
  • National Account Manager
  • Head of Direct Sales
  • Head of Retail

Strange Laws:

  • In Belarus, military service is compulsory for 1.5 years. In the case of service after university, the period is 1 year.
  • There are no alcohol, tobacco, or poppyseeds in the country.
  •  Selfies are not allowed near sensitive facilities.
  • No carpet beating.
  • Barefoot walking in the metro is banned.
  • No unauthorized gatherings.
  • Nude sunbathing is prohibited.
  • You can’t use earphones on the metro.
  • Beer is not allowed at music festivals.

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