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The Baltic Gateway - Belarus
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The Baltic Sea is located in Northern Europe. Countries in the Baltic Sea Region are Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia and Sweden.

Norway is a neighbouring country (next to Sweden) and Belarus and Ukraine have historical ties with the Region.

What do you know about Belarus?

The Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park is on the World Heritage List. The "Pushcha" is the remainder of primeval European forest.

Mir Castle, on the World Heritage List, was originally built in the fifteenth century. Later extended and reconstructed, the castle is a blend of Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architectural styles.

The most well known artist from Belarus is Marc Chagall. Born in Vitebsk in 1887, Chagall moved to Paris in 1910. His painting "The Green Violinist", in the Guggenheim Museum, is said to be evocative of his native Belarus.

L.S. Vygotsky (1896-1934), the famous psychologist who worked at the Moscow State University's Institute of Experimental Psychology, was born in Orsha in Belarus.

Olga Korbut, born in Grodno in 1955, was one of the world's most popular gymnasts of the twentieth century.

Find out more about Belarus from the WIZ Linking the World project. News from BELARUS can be found on World InfoZone's Newslink

Thanks to Ilya Kouznetsoff, Editor, for the photographs



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