|Map of Europe. Belarus outlined in dark|
ink and shaded.
|A close-up of Belarus & its neighbors.|
Latvia, Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Lithuania
80,155 square miles
Five Largest Cities:
Minsk, Homyel, Mahilyow, Vitsyebsk, Hrodna
Famous Geographical Point:
Marc Chagall, artist
Book Set In/About:
War's Unwomanly Face by S. Alexiyevich
True stories of Belorussian women who served in the military (on the Soviet side) during WWII.
Movie Set In/About:
"Come and See (Idi i smotri)" (1985), directed by Elem Klimov
About a young boy serving in the Soviet Army during WWII.
Headline of the Day:
"Ukraine Crisis: Leaders Plan New Minsk Peace Talks" in BBC News.