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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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Rein (International Institute for Holocaust Research, Yad Vashem) explores indigenous collaboration with the German occupation authorities in his native Byelorussia during World War II.
From a statement procured by the Department of Justice we learn that Kisielaitis freely admits to being a member of the 12th Battalion, but that he claims to have served as a tailor; he also states that he did not accompany the rest of his battalion on their mission to Byelorussia.
The Energy and Petroleum Ministry in 2007 extended the oil exploitation agreement with Byelorussia through their Bielovenezolana JV of PDVSA and state-owned Belorusneft.
The Basic Indicators of Work on Carrying Out Oligatory Civil Liability Insurance of the Owners of Vehicles in Byelorussia in 2008].
A double homicide projected into the vicious mass murders in Byelorussia and then in Sobibor?
The Kyrgyzstan stands on the sixth place (4) after Russia, Byelorussia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Moldova on the parameter of death rate from CVD.
The movie narrates the story of three brothers from Byelorussia who saw the Nazi war machinery smash their fellow Jews.
Early annual population growth rates were high ranging from 13-49% partly due to immigration of moose from Russia and Byelorussia.
A high prevalence has been reported in Byelorussia, Russia, and the Ukraine.
In addition to serving customers in Lithuania, the company also carries out assignments in Byelorussia.