Steeped in history, culture and politics – Belarus lies to the east of Poland and the west of Russia, and maintains a distinctly independent identity from both its big brother neighbors. Belarus was the cultural and geographic meeting ground for the Balts and the Slavs. Once part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the castles, palaces and fortresses of that era rub shoulders with Stalinist style Soviet architecture. Belarus has produced some of the worlds best artists including the painter, Marc Chagall, and the roots of its folk music stretch back into Lithuania.
The cities of Brest and Vitebsk are known for their rich cultural heritage. Art, dance, literature and music are intrinsic to the country and its people. Belarus was once an important center for European Jews, but due to several migrations, only a handful of Jewish people are left in the country. Thickly forested and with several rivers charting their course through the countryside, Belarus is one of Europe’s hidden gems. Experience the “White Russian” nation with Exeter International.
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