The country still holds onto its Stalinist background, and the capital city Minsk boasts a mix of Soviet architecture and stylish older buildings. Here visitors can get a glimpse of what the Soviet lifestyle was like. Belarus is even home to one of the last remaining collective farms in the world.
Ancient buildings such as castles, monasteries and cathedrals, including the Saint Sophia Cathedral, built in 1044, rub shoulders with modern Soviet buildings. Russian Orthodox churches and Catholic Cathedrals share spaces, and the people celebrate Christmas twice a year on the 25th of December and on the 7th January.