byelorussian soviet socialist republic

Byelorussia

[byel-oh-ruhsh-uh, bel-oh-]
noun
1.
Official name Belarus. Formerly White Russian Soviet Socialist Republic, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in E Europe, N of Ukraine: formerly a part of the Soviet Union. 80,154 sq. mi. (207,600 sq. km). Capital: Minsk.
2.
a region in the W part of former czarist Russia.
Also, Belorussia.
Also called White Russia.
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Byelorussia
 
n
a variant spelling of Belarus

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