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Belorussia:

see BelarusBelarus
or Byelarus
, formerly Belorussia,
officially Republic of Belarus, republic (2005 pop. 9,799,000), c.80,150 sq mi (207,600 sq km), E central Europe. It is sometimes called White Russia.
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Belarus

, Byelorussia, Belorussia
a republic in E Europe; part of the medieval Lithuanian and Polish empires before occupied by Russia; a Soviet republic (1919--91); in 1997 formed a close political and economic union with Russia: mainly low-lying and forested. Languages: Belarussian; Russian. Religion: believers are mostly Christian. Currency: rouble. Capital: Minsk. Pop.: 9 851 000 (2004 est.). Area: 207 600 sq. km (80 134 sq. miles)
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6) One might assume that these were also reflected in the personal ways in which inhabitants of Belorussia responded to the aftermath of Nazi occupation, for example that people from eastern Belorussia were more likely to turn to the state than inhabitants of western Belorussia, or more likely to agree with the authorities' categories of right and wrong wartime behavior--and thus more likely to find moral justice through the Soviet state.
In fact, the similarities of political transitions within Russia, Kazakhstan, and Belorussia not only explain domestic party politics but also reveal the people's needs and priorities.
Belorussia and Poland, creating a power vacuum whereupon nationalist forces in Belorussia, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Ukraine began setting up independent states.
The complainant, a 28-year-old woman from Belorussia, told the Prosecution that she called the defendant after she arrived in Dubai.
Based on its latest categories, Bahrain, Belorussia, Burma, Cuba, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Vietnam, along with China, are internet enemies, with extreme controls on internet use.
To cover this vast field the author divides his survey into three areas, each of which has its own introduction: actual allies (Finland, Hungary, Romania, Italy, Slovakia and Croatia); volunteers from neutral and occupied territories (Spain, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark and Norway); and men from Soviet territories (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Belorussia, the Ukraine, Russia and the Caucasus).
Ministry of Finance of Belorussia is collecting orders for the currency bonds placement for 150 bn USD.
The back bone of the book are the contributions made by the editor, Josette Baer, who has signed the introduction and a chapter on transition in Belorussia, while other authors origins are mainly from the countries considered in the volume.
Born in 1921 in a small town near Minsk, Belorussia, he came to the USA when he was three years old.
As the Wehrmacht prepared to attack Russia in 1941, it entered Yugoslavia first; then, operating under Operation Barbarossa, its use of ideological killing made a bloody conquest of a vast strip of land, extending from the Baltic Sea in the north, via Belorussia, to the southeastern Ukraine, with more to follow in the spring and summer of 1942.
Classical in a good way, "In the Fog" explores the moralities of wartime with restraint and exacting execution when fate throws three men into conflict with each other in Belorussia during WWII.
According to Prusin, Eastern Europe which encompassed the Baltic republics and the western provinces of Belorussia, Ukraine and the republic of Moldova, had shared enough in common to enable its discussion as a coherent entity.