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Belarus

Belarus

One of Europe’s least visited countries, Belarus offers a travel experience distinctive from typical European tourist destinations. A vestige of the old Soviet Union, Belarus still holds on to many of the conventions of an era gone by. And this is the strange appeal for many visitors. Its a trade-off of commercialism and certain conveniences of the West, for a...

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Belarus Historical Sites

Belarus Historical Sites

Searching for Belarus historical sites? Simply choose one of the following categories below to start exploring Belarus’s rich history. World Heritage Sites in Belarus Other Belarus Historical Sites War & Military History: war memorials, Hero Cities, battlefields   See also: Historical sites in Russia and Ukraine     World Heritage Cultural...

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Hero Cities of the Great Patriotic War

Hero Cities of the Great Patriotic War

The title Hero City was given to 13 cities of the former Soviet Union. (To be precise, there are 12 Hero Cities and 1 Hero-Fortress). Each of the Hero Cities was honored for it’s great heroism, sacrifice and role in the eventual defeat of Fascist invaders during the Great Patriotic War. Of the 13 Hero Cities, 7 are in present day Russia, 4 lie within Ukraine,...

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Military History

Military History

Military history enthusiasts can find a myriad of attractions throughout Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Caucasus. Famous battlefields, fortifications and military museums throughout the former Soviet Union tell the history of conflict from the medieval era of Kievan Rus’, to the Russian Empire, to the volatile 20th century. And for the more adventurous...

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