Belarus

Last updated: 10th January 2018
The biggest landlocked country in Europe is also one of its least known. Belarus is endowed with unspoilt natural beauty.  Nearly forty percent of the land is forested. It has more than twenty thousand rivers and seventeen hundred hectares of marshland. The two national parks are home to the rare European bison.

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.

Belarus

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.

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