The name Belarus is closely related with the term Belaya Rus ', i.e., White Rus'.There are several claims to the origin of the name White Rus'. An ethno-religious theory suggests that the name used to describe the part of old Ruthenian lands within the Grand Duchy of Lithuania that had been populated mostly by Slavs who had been Christianized early, as opposed to Black Ruthenia, which was ...
More than 80% of the population are ethnic Belarusians. Most of the rest are Russians, Poles and Ukrainians. The country has two official languages: Belarusian and Russian. The main religion in the country is Russian Orthodox Christianity. The second most popular, Roman Catholicism, has a much smaller following.
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At the top level of administration, Belarus is divided into six oblasts (regions) and the city of Minsk, which has a special status being the capital of Belarus. Minsk is also the capital of Minsk Region. At the second level, the regions are divided into raions (districts).
Batlejka, an amateur puppet theatre, became popular in Belarus in the 16th century, with the peak of its popularity falling on the 18-19th centuries. The first professional puppet theatre, the Belarusian State Puppet Theatre ( Belarusian : Беларускі Дзяржаўны Тэатар Лялек ) was established in Homiel in 1938  .
Overview. According to the Law under May 5, 1998, the categories of the most developed urban localities in Belarus are as follows: capital — Minsk;; city of oblast (voblasć) subordinance (Belarusian: горад абласнога падпарадкавання, Russian: город областного подчинения) — urban locality with the population of not less than 50,000 ...
Soviet folk rock VIA Pesnyary was one of the most popular Belarussian bands In the 20th century, the first secondary education institute in Belarus was founded (1924) and the first operas ( Mikhas Podgorny by E. Tikotsky , In Virgin Forests of Polesie by Anatoly Bogatyrev and The Flower of Happiness by A. Turenkov ) and ballets ( The ...
The official languages of Belarus are equally Belarusian and Russian.. The language situation in Belarus is characterized by a co-existence of several linguistic codes. The two most widespread codes are Belarusian, Russian and the so-called Trasianka, a mixed speech in which Belarusian and Russian elements and structures alternate arbitrarily.
At first glance, Belarus may not sound like the most exciting of destinations, but if you look closely there is much to see and do in this landlocked country that counts Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Russia, and Ukraine as neighbours. As over 40% of the country is forest, expect lush vegetation and picturesque countryside, as well as an abundance ...
Republic of Belarus, Respublika Belarus; before 1991, the 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-1918 history of the region.