About Belarus


updated on 21.08.2014

Ilia borough – today a village - acquired a pretty interesting street system as it was expanding. Ilia was first mentioned in 1475 as a yard of Sakovich... Read full article

graves.by - it might change Belarus!

updated on 16.08.2014

The only evidence of a man’s being on this earth very often is a tombstone. Regrettably, these collapse because of maltreatment or age or simply sink into the ground... Read full article

Lyakhovichy - one out of many shtettls...

updated on 16.08.2014

For the first time Lyakhovichy (Russian: Ë˙őîâč÷č. Yiddish: לעכעוויטש) is mentioned in the chronicles in 1492 as the center of Lyakhovichy area. At that point it wasn’t... Read full article

Motol, the birthplace of Chaim Weizmann

updated on 28.07.2014

According to one of the legends explaining the origin of the city a Jew called Mottl established a tavern at the intersection of trade itineraries and around... Read full article

Minsk - history and present days

updated on 15.08.2013

Minsk was founded about nine hundred years ago as a border fortress of Polotsk Principality – one of the first states in the modern territory of Belarus. It was first mentioned... Read full article

National Historic Archive of Belarus in Grodno

updated on 01.07.2012

The most interesting papers come from the Office of the Grodno governor, Grodno Gubernia authority, Grodno Gubernia Statistics Committee... Read full article

Berezinsky Biosphere Reserve

updated on 16.12.2011

It took nature thousands of years to make these wonderful areas so scenic – glaciers that traveled from the north altered the relief creating new mounds, lakes and rivers... Read full article

Stalin Line construction

updated on 27.11.2011

Stalin Line was never referred to like that in the USSR. One of the largest defense systems in the history of mankind, it consisted of a chain of fortified areas that stretched along the old border of the USSR, almost connecting the Baltic and the Black Seas.  Read full article

Belovezhskaya Puscha, one of the key attractions in Belarus

updated on 28.08.2011

Belovezhskaya Puscha is a large national park that is located in the territory of two states – Poland and Belarus... Read full article

Why hire a private Minsk guide?

updated on 13.08.2011

If you plan a visit to Minsk, Belarus, you will normally search for whatever information is available online and discover a number of official resources and forums with up-to-date reviews and other interesting data. There will be no difficulty to find and book a hotel in Minsk or... Read full article

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Can I get insurance for Belarus online?
updated on 06.02.2017

Well, yes you can! To apply for a Belarus tourist visa you must supply an insurance policy that stipulates it covers Belarus. Your global insurance does so but...

How do I apply for a Belarus tourist visa?
updated on 13.02.2017

Applying at their local Belarus Consulate, the citizens of migration-secure states (e.g. the USA, Canada, Japan and others) can obtain a short-term...

Filling in Belarus visa application
updated on 02.01.2017

The form of application for a visa to Belarus has become digital and you can save and send it as a PDF file. It is only a 2-page document that is available...

Anything I should know about landing in MSQ Minsk Airport?
updated on 08.02.2017

Quite a number of things, as a matter of fact. Let’s examine a typical case from my travel agent’s past with a traveler landing in Minsk Airport (MSQ) and applying for a visa...

How do I apply for a Belarus private/guest visa?
updated on 01.02.2017

People, who want to travel to Belarus to see a friend, take care of the grave of a relative, take part in the court hearings, etc. need to apply for a private visa... 

Tour Belarus for family research
updated on 16.05.2013

This article covers field family research in Belarus that in most cases comes after dealing with the State archives of Belarus and genealogical research.

Using a plastic card in Belarus?
updated on 14.10.2016

A plastic card is a fine thing, no doubt, but there have been a number of cases when the ATM displayed ERROR, or required a PIN code...

Traditional souvenirs from Belarus?
updated on 18.10.2016

While most tourists agree that Belarus is not the country for grand shopping, there are still some things that can be brought back as souvenirs...