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 MSN Encarta - Belarus
Belarus, officially Respublika Belarus (Republic of Belarus), landlocked republic in east central Europe, bordered by Russia to the east, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and the Baltic republics of Latvia and Lithuania to the northwest.
Belarus was established in 1919 as the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR), which in 1922 became one of the four founding republics of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR).
Belarus has four additional discernible geographic regions: an area of lakes, hills, and forests in the north; an agricultural region with mixed-conifer forests in the west; a broad elevated plain in the east; and the Poles’ye (also called the Pripet Marshes), a lowland of rivers and swamps that extends into Ukraine, in the south.
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 Belarus - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It is bound by Poland and Lithuania to the west, Russia to the northeast and east, Ukraine to the south and Latvia to the northwest.
The principal rivers are the Western Dvina, Bevezina, Dnepr, Pripyat (Pripet), Neman, Bug and the Sozh.
Belarus had also announced its intention to become nuclear free with the last tactical nuclear warhead leaving Belarus territory in May with all long-range nuclear weapons to be transferred to Russian over the next 7 years.
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 About Belarus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Republic of Belarus is a small,beautiful country with the heroic past and difficult present.
The longest rivers are the Dnieper, the Nieman, the Western Dvina, the Pripyat and the Bug.
In 1919 Belarus was prclaimed the Belarussian Soviet Socialist Republic and in 1922 became a member of the USSR.
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 Geography of Belarus
Belarus, a generally flat country (the average elevation is 162 meters above sea level) without natural borders, occupies an area of 207,600 square kilometers, or slightly smaller than the state of Kansas.
Major rivers are the west-flowing Zakhodnyaya Dzvina (Zapadnaya Dvina in Russian) and Nyoman (Neman in Russian) rivers, and the south-flowing Dnyapro (Dnepr in Russian) with its tributaries, Byarezina (Berezina in Russian), Sozh, and Prypyats' rivers.
Some 70 percent of the radiation spewed was carried by the wind to Belarus, where it affected at least 25 percent of the country--especially the Homyel' (Gomel' in Russian) and Mahilyow (Mogilëv in Russian) voblastsi (sing., voblasts'), or counties, in the south and southeast, and 22 percent of the population.
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The state of Belarus was formed on the seventeenth of June 1990, in which since June 1994 the economic reforms have been headed by the first president Alexander Lukashenko.
Belarus is predominantly lowland - flat plains occupy 60 percent of the territory, plateaux 10 percent, and highland hilly areas nearly 30 percent.
Belarus is characterized by sufficient humidity; mean annual rainfall is 600-650 mm in the central and north-eastern part and is a little less than 600 mm in the low-lying part.
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 Encyclopedia: Daugava   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Riga (Rīga in Latvian), the capital of Latvia, is situated on the Baltic Sea coast on the mouth of River Daugava, at 56°58′ N 24°8′ E. Riga is the largest city in the Baltic States and serves as a major cultural, educational, political, financial, commercial and industrial...
Ogre (population 26,573 in 2000 census) is a town in Central Latvia, 36 km east of Riga, situated at the confluence of the Daugava and Ogre rivers.
Russian rivers Polota ([Po-lo-tä], Belarusian: Палата́ (Palata)) is a tributary of Dvina.
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 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
Belarus is at the level of the developed countries of Europe and USA in terms of indicators of children enrollment to the primary and secondary institutions of education and the number of students in the higher institutions of education.
Belarus has solved a critical problem of preschool training of the total children population at the age of 5 (88.1 per cent — in preschool institutions, 11.9 per cent — other types of preschool institutions), thereby providing equal starting opportunities for transition to the following level of education.
The parents of students of other nationalities residing in Belarus have an option sending their children to classes to be taught the native language, history and culture; schools and classes teaching disciplines in the native language are available.
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 RUSNET :: Encyclopedia :: B :: Belarus
Belarus borders on Poland in the west, on Lithuania and Latvia in the north, on Russia in the east, and on Ukraine in the south.
Belarus is governed under the constitution of 1994 as amended in 1996.
The reform-minded Stanislav Shushkevich became head of state and, along with Russia and Ukraine, Belarus was one of the original signatories to the treaty establishing the Commonwealth of Independent States.
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 Search Encyclopedia.com
Belarus Belarus or Byelarusboth: byĕand180;leroos´, formerly Belorussia, officially Republic of Belarus, republic (1995 est.
Belarus borders on Poland in the west, on Lithuania and Latvia in the north, on Russia in the east,...
Belarus -> Government Belarus is governed under the constitution of 1994 as amended in 1996.
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 Belarus - Landscape and Climate   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Belarus was once completely covered in forest, but over the centuries the woodlands have been cleared for farming.
The major rivers are the Dniepr, the Neman, the Dvina, and the Pripyat.
Chernobyl is in Ukraine but close to the border of Belarus, and 70% of the contaminants landed in Belarusian territory because of the direction of the winds.
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 EXPORT.BY - Export of Belarus / About Belarus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The Republic of Belarus borders on Russia in the east, on Ukraine in the south, on Poland in the west, on Lithuania in the northwest and on Latvia in the north.
The territory of Belarus serves as a watershed for basins of the Baltic Sea and the Black Sea.
Climatic and lithogeomorphological conditions in Belarus stipulated primarily podzolic, soddy and boggy soil-forming processes in the uncombined and combined state as well as forming the following basic soil types: soddy-podzolic, soddy-podzolic-boggy, soddy and soddy-carbonated, soddy and soddy-carbonated boggy, bog and flood plain.
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 World Factbook Belarus, Belarus Map, Map of Belarus, Information on Belarus, Location of Belarus
Belarus is bordered by Russia towards the east, Ukraine towards the south, Poland towards the west, and the Baltic republics of Latvia and Lithuania towards the northwest.
Known of its rivers and lakes, the largest river to run through Belarus is the Dnieper, which flows southward, almost the entire length of the country in the east, passing through the city of Mahilyow.
The forests of Belarus are home to snakes and vipers, while rivers are the habitat of fur-bearing animals such as mink and otter.
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 Brest, Belarus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In March 1918, in the Brest-Litovsk fortress on the western outskirts of Brest at the confluence of the Western Bug and Mukhavets Rivers, the Treaty of Brest-Litovsk was signed, ending the war between Russia and the Central Powers and transferring the city and its surrounding region to the sphere of influence of the German Empire.
Kamyanets, Belarus, that lies on the way to the National park from Brest, features an outstanding landmark, the tower of Kamyanets.
The village of Kosava, where Tadeusz Kosciuszko was born, is also in the Brest region and features 19th century palace and a nice Roman Catholic church.
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 -- BirdLife Belarus (APB) --   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Yelnia bog (190 km2) is a pearl in a wetland necklace of Belarus.
Belarus is an important migratory stopover area for birds of the Western Palearctic.
Belarus is located right on the main migratory "highway" for numerous waterbirds flying from northern regions of Russia and Scandinavia to Africa and Western Europe.
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 Pilot Study - Environmental Monitoring of the River Zapadnaya Dvina in Belarus   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It borders with catchments of river Gauja in the north-west, lake Chudskoye and Ilmen in the north, river Volga and Dniper in the east, river Neman in the south and south-east, and river Lielupe in the west.
The drainage boundary is limited by the Sventyan ridges, eastern declivities of the Belarus ridge and the Valday, Gorodok and Latgale highlands.
On rivers where the location of reliable mixing is far from the source of pollution with increased risk of full transformation of the pollutants, downstream stations are placed within the limits of the nearest outlet.
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 Lewin iEARN Belarus School #33 Grodno   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Belarus forests, pinewoods, lakes and rivers are the chain, wealth and pride of our homeland.
The deep tree roots supplied nourishment from the lower layer of earth and together with the leafage and the needles passed it on to the grass and shrubs, forming a fertile soil and supporting the life of the plank kingdom around them.
The forest turf soaked in rain and thaw water, slowly passed it on to the soil, thereby supplying the rivers and lakes with spring water.
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 A Strategy for Belarus, Or The Market Price of Independence | RosbaltNews.COM
Belarus is perhaps the strangest of the political entities which sprung up on the ruins of the Soviet Union.
Having achieved independence, Belarus was faced with a choice: to follow Latvia's path and fully dismantle the Soviet industrial base or, quite the opposite, to support industrial potential in every possible way, and consequently preserve the 'Soviet Union' on her territory.
Belarus is perhaps the strangest of the political entities which sprung up on the ruins of the Soviet Union, her whole social evolution conditioned as much by economic as modern and historical geopolitical realities.
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 Neman River   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
It is the 14th largest river in Europe, 1st largest in Lithuania, 3rd largest in Belarus.
The largest cities on the Neman are Hrodna (Belarus), Alytus and Kaunas (Lithuania) and Sovetsk (Russia).
At the delta the Neman splits into a maze of river branches and canals mixing with polders and wetlands and is a very attractive destination for eco-tourism.
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 Belarus Overview
Belarus is filled with beautiful forests, lakes, rivers, and wildlife.
The forests of Belarus are rich in valuable species of trees (pine tree, spruce, oak, birch tree, aspen, and alder) and game (fox, marten, hare, otter, ferret, ermine, elk, and wild boar).
Belarus, a country of blue lakes and virgin forests, provides great opportunities for leisure and relaxation.
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 VF Proposal: Reducing Industrial Pollution in Belarus: Applying Environmental Management Systems
The numerous machine-building industries in Belarus are the main heavy metal polluters of the environment.
Rivers from Belarus drain into the the Baltic and the Black Sea regions.
Population of the city of Brest and of Brest region, Belarus; population of Eastern Poland.
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The climate in Belarus is moderately continenal with a mild and humid winter, a worm summer and autumn.
Minsk is a capital of the Republic of Belarus, it is political, economic, scientific and cultural center.
Minsk is situated on the river Svisloch and occupies an area of 200 square kilometers with more than 1.8 million citizens.
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 Belarus Overview
The Republic of Belarus is a new independent state situated in Eastern Europe.
UN Human Development Report, Belarus ranks 53rd among 175 countries of the world with regard to human development, its Human Development Index (HDI) being higher than 0.80.
The spirit of tolerance and the high cultural level of Belarusians favored coexistence among the various nationalities proving that diversity is not an obstacle to good relations.
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The best way to estimate wood resources of Belarus is have a look at them from an airplane window - from the height it becomes quite obvious that more than the third of its territory seems to be covered with a green blanket.
Lakes are the eyes of Belarus, therefore it is called blue-eyed.
The most precious jewel in the nature crown of Belarus is the National park "Braslav lakes".
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 Belarus and the Origin of Slavs - Little of Belorussian & Slavic History
The East Slavs settled along the Dnepr River in what is now Ukraine; then they spread northward to the northern Volga River valley, east of modern-day Moscow, and westward to the basins of the northern Dnestr and the western Bug rivers, in present-day Moldavia and southern Ukraine.
Belarus and Russia signed a treaty on a two-state union on 8 December 1999 envisioning greater political and economic integration; Belarus has agreed on the framework for implementation of the accord.
Belarus has seen little structural reform since 1995, when President LUKASHENKO launched the country on the path of "market socialism." In keeping with this policy, LUKASHENKO reimposed administrative controls over prices and currency exchange rates and expanded the state's right to intervene in the management of private enterprise.
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 Berezina River - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Berezina (alternative spelling Beresina) (Belarusian: Бярэ́зіна) is a river in Belarus and a tributary of the Dnieper River.
The Berezina Preserve by the river is in the Unesco list of Biosphere Preserves.
Napoleon Bonaparte's army suffered significant losses when crossing the Berezina in November 1812 during his retreat from Russia (see Napoleon's invasion of Russia).
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Much of Belarus (formerly the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic of the USSR, and then Byelorussia) is a hilly lowland with forests, swamps, and numerous rivers and lakes.
Belarus became part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, which merged with Poland in 1569.
West Belarus was ceded to Poland; the larger eastern part formed the Belorussian SSR, and was then joined to the USSR in 1922.
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 INTERNATIONAL OTTER SURVIVAL FUND   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
Add to this the experience of a whole day kayaking down the river, meals in the forest cooked over the open fire, the eerie cry of the cranes and the sound of Vadim calling to the wolves, and you have all the ingredients for a trip never to be forgotten.
I arrived in Belarus in September last year at the end of what had been by their standards a very hot and dry summer.
Although most of these fires had burned themselves out by the time I arrived the effects were still there to be seen, and these hot and dry conditions also had an impact on the behaviour of the otter population and the work we as a team could carry out.
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 Our water resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-17)
The West Bug flowing-in from the Ukraine serves a State border line between Belarus and Poland, while the Viliya and the Neman flow to Lithuania from Belarus.
Water regime of the rivers in Belarus is determined by spring tide and freezing periods.
Daily consumption of drinking water per capita in Belarus grew from 184 liters in 1990 to 219 in 2002, while in Minsk City the average consumption of water of drinking quality per person exceeds 350 liters a day.
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 World InfoZone - Belarus Information - Page 1
The Republic of Belarus is in Eastern Europe, bordered by Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia and Ukraine.
Rivers include the Dniepr, the Dvina, the Neman and the Pripyat.
The population of Belarus was estimated at 10,300,483 in 2005.
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