Belarus

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Belarus, Byelorussia or Belorussia (ˈbɛləˌrʌs, -ˌrʊs, ˌbjɛləʊˈrʌʃə, ˌbɛl-)
 
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Byelorussian Republic, Bielorussia, Also called: White Russia 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: 9 851 000 (2004 est). Area: 207 600 sq km (80 134 sq miles)
 
Byelorussia, Byelorussia or Belorussia
 
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Belorussia, Byelorussia or Belorussia
 
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Belarus [(bee-luh-roohs)]

Republic in eastern Europe, bordered to the northwest by Russia, Lithuania, and Latvia, to the northeast, east, and southeast by Russia, to the south by Ukraine, and to the west by Poland. Its capital and largest city is Minsk.

Note: This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.
Note: Belarus is also known as White Russia or Belorussia.
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