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see BelarusBelarus
or Byelarus
, officially Republic of Belarus, republic (2015 est. pop. 9,486,000), c.80,150 sq mi (207,600 sq km), E central Europe. It is sometimes called White Russia, and was known as Belorussia under Soviet rule.
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, 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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Among the panel's 18 members were officials from Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine, and Yugoslavia--all communist-dominated countries where fundamental rights were unquestionably subject to government cancellation.
Rein (International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem) explores indigenous collaboration with the German occupation authorities in his native Byelorussia during World War II.
Today railway traffic is a main type of the transport, which provides transportation of cotton fiber to China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Russia, Ukraine, Byelorussia, Korea, the Baltics, Iran, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Turkey and other countries.
Its capital, Minsk, has a population of 2 millions.Several ethnicities live in Belarus, with ethnic Belarusians making up around 80% of overall population which coexists in harmony as ethnicity and religion are never an issue in Belarusian society.Belarus was formerly one of the republics of the USSR, known at the time as the Socialist Soviet Republic of Byelorussia.
After all, countries like Kazakhstan, Ukraine and Byelorussia also successfully liquidated their nuclear weapons after the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Frank Buscher of the Canadian Department of Justice we learn that this battalion served the purpose of assisting the Nazis in their "Final Solution," and that "in October and November of 1941 Lithuanian Schutzmannschaft Battalion the 12th killed thousands of civilians in cities and towns throughout central Byelorussia." The "solution" was carried out in a door-to-door fashion, members of the battalion rounding up men, women, and children and marching them to execution sites.
Multilateral relations are developing with many countries in the world including the Russian Federation, the Chinese National Republic, the United States of America, Byelorussia, Romania, Venezuela, Ukraine, Austria, Germany, Italy, the United Arab Emirates, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, and Japan.
The Energy and Petroleum Ministry in 2007 extended the oil exploitation agreement with Byelorussia through their Bielovenezolana JV of PDVSA and state-owned Belorusneft.
Contrary to its title, The Minsk Ghetto 1941-1943 does not focus solely upon the clandestine activities undertaken within the borders of the Jewish ghetto established by Byelorussia's German occupiers in 1941.
[TEXT NOT REPRODUCIBLE IN ASCII.] [The Basic Indicators of Work on Carrying Out Oligatory Civil Liability Insurance of the Owners of Vehicles in Byelorussia in 2008].