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 (bĕl′ə-ro͞os′, bĕl′ə-ro͞os′, byĕl′-) Formerly Be·lo·rus·sia (bĕl′ō-rŭsh′ə, byĕl′-) or Bye·lo·rus·sia (byĕl′ō-) or White Russia.
A country of eastern Europe east of Poland and west of Russia. Originally settled by Slavs, the region was subject to Lithuania and Poland before passing to Russia in the late 18th century. It was a constituent republic of the USSR, known as the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic, from 1922 to 1991. Minsk is the capital and the largest city.


(ˈbɛləˌrʌs; -ˌrʊs) ,




(Placename) a republic in E Europe; part of the medieval Lithuanian and Polish empires before being 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: 9 625 888 (2013 est). Area: 207 600 sq km (80 134 sq miles). Also called: Byelorussian Republic, Bielorussia or White Russia


(ˌbyɛl əˈrus, ˌbɛl-)
a republic in N central Europe: formerly a constituent republic of the U.S.S.R. 10,401,784; 80,134 sq. mi. (207,598 sq. km). Cap.: Minsk. Formerly, Belorussia, Byelorussia.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Belarus - a landlocked republic in eastern EuropeBelarus - a landlocked republic in eastern Europe; formerly a European soviet
CIS, Commonwealth of Independent States - an alliance made up of states that had been Soviet Socialist Republics in the Soviet Union prior to its dissolution in Dec 1991
capital of Belarus, Minsk - the capital of Belarus and of the Commonwealth of Independent States
Gomel, Homel, Homyel - industrial city of Belarus to the southeast of Minsk
Pinsk - a city of southwestern Belarus
Lubavitch - a town in Belarus that was the center of the Chabad movement for a brief period during the 19th century
Dnieper, Dnieper River - a river that rises in Russia near Smolensk and flowing south through Belarus and Ukraine to empty into the Black Sea
Europe - the 2nd smallest continent (actually a vast peninsula of Eurasia); the British use `Europe' to refer to all of the continent except the British Isles
Belorussian, Byelorussian, White Russian - a native or inhabitant of Byelorussia
nước Belarus


[beləˈrʊs] NBielorrusia f


[ˈbɛlərʌs ˌbɛləˈrʊs] nBiélorussie f, Bélarus m


n (Geog) → Weißrussland nt


بيلاروسيا Bělorusko Hviderusland Weißrussland Λευκορωσία Bielorrusia Valko-Venäjä Belarus Bjelorusija Bielorussia ベラルーシ 벨로루시 Wit-Rusland Hviterussland Białoruś Bielorrúsia, Bielorrússia Беларусь Vitryssland ประเทศเบลารุส Beyaz Rusya nước Belarus 白俄罗斯
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Regardless of political preferences, the majority of Belarusians shared the traditional viewpoint established in Soviet times.
This remarkable date, inextricably linked with the great historical event the liberation of Belarus from the Nazi invaders, is a symbol of national pride for the Belarusians.
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Synopsis: Although relations between Belarus and Russia have been strained lately, Gallup data show that Belarusians favor closer ties with Russia even if it harms the country's relationship with the United States or the European Union.
Official] propagandists are constantly telling Belarusians that they cannot count on the EU, as they say we're not welcome in Europe.
Moreover, it seems, and not only to me, that Belarusians are considerably more generous, modest, and polite than, for example, their Slav neighbours.
Oddly enough, both constituent peoples, known now as Lithuanians and Belarusians, called themselves `Lithuanians' in their native tongues -- lietuviai and litviny, respectively; the native language of the latter, however, was called Russian and the feeling of Russian identity remained quite strong, especially among the lower classes.
Having survived trying times, Belarusians have earned the right to live in a free, peaceful, and prosperous country, to be the full-fledged participants of global processes, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said in his speech at the solemn meeting on the occasion of Belarus Independence Day on 1 July.
Belarusians increasingly understand that Lukashenko is not able to govern Belarus properly and that he will bring the country to total social collapse eventually.

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