Belarus

Mound of Glory – The memorial complex of victory in Slabada

On August 18, 1966, the government of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic decided to construct a monument, to be named the Mound of Glory, in honor of

Marc Chagall – The childhood home of modernists in Vitebsk

Russian-French artist of Belarusian Jewish origin, he was associated with several major artistic styles and created works in a wide range of artistic formats, including painting, drawings,

Unbowed Man – The father’s grief stands in Khatyn

The Nazis destroyed the village together with its residents in the spring of 1943 killing 149 people, including 75 children. The decision to set up a memorial

National Library of Belarus – The main information and cultural center in Minsk

It houses the largest collection of Belarusian printed materials and the third largest collection of books in Russian behind the Russian State Library of Moscow and the

Brest Fortress – The “Hero Fortress” in Brest

A 19th-century fortress in present-day Belarus to commemorate the defense of the frontier stronghold during the first week of the German-Soviet War of 1941-1945 when Axis forces

Battle of Berezina – The catastrophic battle for the Great Army in Brili

The Battle took place at the field near the village of Brili from November 26-29, 1812, between the French army of Napoleon, retreating after his invasion of Russia and

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