Brief Facts About Belarus

1. The longest street in Belarus – Independence Avenue in Minsk. Throughout its history, it not only grew on the length and width, but also changed the name of 14 times. This is one of the last mainline neoclassical ensembles in the world of architecture, one of the longest street in Europe, the Bidder for inclusion in the List of World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

2. During the Second World War the Belarusian partisan movement was the major and irreconcilable.

3. In Belarus every year people find the most treasure (compared to Europe)

4. In the Chernobyl radioactive contamination was subjected to 23% in Belarus, affecting more than 2 million people (out of 10 available).

5. Annual medics found the cancer in the 300-350 Belarusian children. This problem causes the doctors of the National Research Center for Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, just to show the wonders of heroism and professionalism. Results of children’s survival times higher than in Europe: for chlamydia – 93% in acute lymphoblastic leukemia – 75% with nephroblastoma – 84%.

6. Most of the monuments in Belarus dedicated to Lenin. In every city there is a Lenin Street.

7. Belarus still apply the death penalty.

8. Belarus traffic cops in the vast majority do not take bribes.

9. Guests often take home from Belarus and polukilogrammovye kilogram bars of bitter chocolate 90% of the Gomel factory “Spartak”.

10. There is no university in Belarus, the training which would be held in the Belarusian language.

11. National Park “Pripyat” – the only place on earth where there are prehistoric floodplain oak forests.

12. National Library of Belarus. The building is 72.6 meters high (20th floor) and a weight of 115 000 tonnes (do not think the books). Total area – 112,6 thousand m². The library is one of the largest in the world.

13. Birch sap – one of the favorite drinks of Belarusians. It is sold in packs and large glass jars. In the village people harvest birch sap every spring.

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