An introduction to the geography and history of the republic of belarus

On the other hand, the policy of Russification, long-lasting serfdom and its survivals hindered the development of its economy. By the s the birth rate had dropped to what it had been during World War II, partly as a result of the Chernobyl disaster and related social and economic problems.

The kinship also regulated profit sharing. InGDP increased by 9. The date commemorates the short time period when Belarus broke free from the Bolshevik Russia in Marchonly to be reoccupied in December Belarus is situated in the zone of sufficient moistening.

Social tension had been aggravated by the lack of democratic freedoms and intensification of national oppression. Much of the country is lowland with gently rolling hills; forests cover one-third of the land and their peat marshes are a valuable natural resource.

The banking system of Belarus consists of thirty state-owned banks and one privatized bank. Among the primary products traded are buckwheat, chalk, chloride, clay, limestone, peat, potassium, quartz sand, rye, sodium chloride, sugar beets, timber, tobacco, wheat, farm machinery, fertilizers, glass, machine tools, synthetic fibers, and textiles.

For the defence against the Germans, and the tenacity during the German occupation, the capital Minsk was awarded the title Hero City after the war. More useful are bus and train. Belarus is predominantly lowland - flat plains occupy 60 percent of the territory, plate aux 10 percent, and highland hilly areas nearly 30 percent.

At a Crossroads in History, The country also is a world leader in the production of peatwhich is especially abundant in the Pripet Marshes.

Post-independence Alexander Lukashenko has ruled Belarus sinceand is Europe 's longest currently ruling elected head of state. The October Revolution of declared the right of the people of Russia for self-determination and liquidated land lord ownership.

There is also an all female film studio in Belarus, Tatyana. This new administrative and political situation brought a strong Western European influence to the region, including the Roman Catholic religion.

Smaller urban centres include Homyelin the southeast; Mahilyowin east-central Belarus; Vitsyebskin the northeast; and Hrodna, in the west near the Polish border. The capital was the city of Kiev, called Novgorod today. The forest is the major home of the European bisonor wisent, which had become extinct in the wild following World War I but was reintroduced through captive breeding.

With certain exceptions for unmarried daughters, men and women were equal to family property.

Introducing Belarus

General height is m and the relief is made up of typical river valleys. It is regarded as the worst nuclear accident in the history of nuclear power. Beginning in the late s, Marxist ideas proliferated in Belarus, and the — revolution produced the Belarusian national liberation movement.

From 1 July until 31 Decemberthe old and new currencies will be in parallel circulationand series notes and coins can be exchanged for series from 1 January to 31 December Lukashenko was re-elected ininin and again in Belarusian visa is normally issued by a Belarusian embassy or consulate in 5 working days, there is also a possibility to get it urgently in 48 hours by paying a double fee.

On 3 December the Germans withdrew from Minsk. The Belarusian language belongs to the family of Slavic languages and is very close to Russian and Ukrainian.

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The family also worked and ate together. Despite severe blunders and miscalculations of collectivization, agriculture was progressing toward industrialization. There were no financial and judicial systems, armed forces, and state borders. The Tatars are the predominant Muslim group.

There have been periods where a distinct identity whether through literature, folk music and dance, etc.

Geography of Belarus

Belarusian cinematography tends to focus on heroic and romantic genres, as well as the psychology of characters. During the late Soviet era the Belorussian S. Shopping Skoriny Avenue and Masherov Avenue in Minsk are the main streets with antique and souvenir shops, department stores.

There was no official title of the position, although several folk terms exist.History of Belarus (Great Litva) Comprehensive information about the History of Belarus. History and Famous Personalities Linklist of history recources.

History of Belarus Wikipedia article describes the history of Belarus. Belarus: Belarus, country of eastern Europe.

Until it became independent inBelarus, 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. Apr 10,  · If you need some basic information about the Republic of Belarus, look no further. This is a very short summary of our history brought to you by our charming presenter.

Key facts about Belarus

Enjoy! Byelarus both: byĕ˝ləro͞os´ [key], formerly Belorussia, officially Republic of Belarus, republic ( pop.

9,), c, sq mi (, sq km), E central Europe. It is sometimes called White Russia. Belarus borders on Poland in the west.

Republic of Belarus, Respublika Belarus; beforethe country was known as the Belorussian (also spelled Byelorussian) Soviet Socialist Republic.

Sometimes called White Russia or alternatively White Ruthenia, especially in relation to the pre history of the region. Republic of Belarus, Respublika Belarus; beforethe country was known as the Belorussian (also spelled Byelorussian) Soviet Socialist Republic.

Sometimes called White Russia or alternatively White Ruthenia, especially in relation to the pre history of the region.

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