Belarus or Republic of Belarus.
It is a landlocked country located in Eastern Europe bordered by
Russia to the north-east, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west,
Lithuania and Latvia to the north-west.
Reason for naming the country
The name Belarus is closely related with the term Belaya Rus "White Rus".
There is a theory suggests that the name used to describe the part of old Ruthenian lands within the Grand Duchy of Lithuania that had been populated mostly by early Christianized Slavs, as opposed to Black Ruthenia, which was predominantly inhabited by pagan Balts.
The colors of the current flag were adopted on June 7, 1995, after the dissolution of the Soviet Union.
The flag of the Republic of Belarus consists of two colors is a Red
and Green colors with a white and red ornament pattern placed at the
The old flag used in 1918 consisted of three horizontal strips
(white-red-white) and was similar to Austria flag but
unlike the white place red.
The Red color symbolizes the blood of defenders of the land of Belarus in the past.
Green symbolizes the future, hope, spring, land, forests, and fields in the country.
The decoration symbolizes the rich cultural heritage of Belarus and the unity of its people.
The official language is Belarusian and Russian. Which belong to Slavic Eastern languages, and thus have a number of similarities with vocal and grammatical with the Russian language, which ranks second in terms of importance and popularity in the country.
Orthodox is the principal religion of Belarus.
Orthodox religion is not the only religion in Belarus. Many other religions are also well represented in the country, including:
Roman Catholics (almost 400 churches)
Protestants (over 500 communities including Lutherans, Mormons, Baptists, Calvinists)
Jews (more than 40 Hebrew communities)
Muslims (27 communities and nine mosques)
A semi-presidential republic.
Belarus has a mild continental climate with a hot summer and a very cold winter. Summer temperatures usually reach about 23 ° C, which rises in many cases to change the thermometers above 30 ° C.
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