Belarus Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Potatoes, beets, peas, plums, pears and apples are typical in Belarus-an dishes with potatoes being the most plentiful. More
  • Family: A traditional wedding gift is a rushnik (a handcrafted towel). Wedding guest are greeted with round rye bread and salt... More
  • Fashion: People in Belarus are fashionable and wear European clothes sometimes decorated with traditional embroidery. Rural people dress more casually. Elderly women... More
  • Visiting: For formal visits, a gift of flowers for the lady of the house, a bottle of wine or vodka for... More

Belarus Facts

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Capital Minsk
Government Type republic in name, although in fact a dictatorship
Currency BYB/BYR
Population 9,625,888
Total Area 80,154 Square Miles
207,600 Square Kilometers
Location Eastern Europe, east of Poland
Language Belarusian, Russian, other

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