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  1. 1. BELARUS
  2. 2. The Republic of Belarus <ul><li>a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by </li></ul><ul><li>Russia to the north and east, </li></ul><ul><li>Ukraine to the south, </li></ul><ul><li>Poland to the west , </li></ul><ul><li>Lithuania and </li></ul><ul><li>Latvia to the north. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Total land area of Belarus: 207,600 km² </li></ul><ul><li>Population :9,663,500 </li></ul><ul><li>Religions : Eastern Orthodox 80%, other (including Roman Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, and Muslim) 20% </li></ul><ul><li>Ethnic groups : Belarusian 81.2%, Russian 11.4%, Polish, Ukrainian, and other 7.4%. </li></ul><ul><li>Language : Belarusian, Russian, other </li></ul><ul><li>Nationality : Belarusian(s) </li></ul>
  4. 5. Belarusian Cyrillic Alphabet
  5. 6. Government type: presidential republic President: Alexander Lukashenko
  6. 8. MINSK is the capital
  7. 28. <ul><li>CURRENCY </li></ul><ul><li>Belarusian ruble (Br) </li></ul>
  8. 29. The Minsk Tractor Plant produces about 8%of wheel tractors in the World
  9. 33. 5 Reasons To Visit Belarus
  10. 34. 1. People are very hospitable
  11. 38. Some Famous Belarusians Tadeusz Kosciuszko, political and military figure of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth (Rzeczpospolita), leader of the rebellion in 1794. National hero of Belarus, Poland and the USA, honorary citizen of France. Vladimir Kovalenok is one of those who pioneered space exploration. USSR pilot-cosmonaut.
  12. 39. Marc Chagall was a Belarusian and French painter. A specialist in easel and book painting, theatre sets and costumes, stained glass windows, applied arts and sculpture. Composed of thousands of inlaid chips in over 250 colors, Marc Chagall’s mosaic artwork The Four Seasons portrays six scenes of Chicago.
  13. 40. Francysk Skaryna is the Belarusian and East-Slavonic publishing pioneer. He was born in Polotsk approximately in 1490. Vasil Bykov was a Belarus prose writer and playwright writer. The Alpine Ballad and The Dead Don't Feel Pain , and in the 1970s Sotnikov , The Obelisk ,  Live to See the Dawn and To Go and Not to Return . These works have marked Vasil Bykov as one of the greatest writers about war in the 20th century.
  14. 41. Sporting heroes from Belarus <ul><li>Olga Korbut The legendary gymnast won 4 Olympic Gold medals (three of them at the Olympic Games in Munich in 1972). In 1972 Korbut was named Best Sportswoman in the World. </li></ul><ul><li>Vitaly Shcherbo A Belarusian sportsman (artistic gymnastics). Gold medal winner at the XXV Olympic Games (Spain, 1992). The bronze medal winner at the XXVI Olympic Games (USA, 1996). World Champion 14 times , European Champion 10 times. Winner of the Good-will games (USA, 1990). Champion of Universidad (1993, 1995). </li></ul><ul><li>Maxim Mirnyi Maxim Mirnyi is the most famous Belarusian tennis player. He has won a series of international doubles titles and has led the Belarus national team to its best-ever result in the Davis Cup. </li></ul>
  15. 42. 2.Architecture of the 12-17th centuries
  16. 43. There are a lot of castles and churches Belarus
  17. 50. 3. Belarusian cuisine <ul><li>Delicious and warming, modern-day Belarusian cuisine is a mix of two key factors: </li></ul><ul><li>the people’s relationship with the land and local produce </li></ul><ul><li>influences from neighbouring countries and migrant settlers </li></ul><ul><li>Belarus dishes are typically based on local vegetables and cereals , especially: </li></ul><ul><li>potatoes </li></ul><ul><li>beetroot </li></ul><ul><li>mushrooms </li></ul><ul><li>berries </li></ul><ul><li>barley </li></ul>
  18. 51. 4.Belarus natural history and wildlife Strokes are Belarus’ symbol
  19. 52. Bison
  20. 57. <ul><li>Belarus has a very green landscape. </li></ul><ul><li>Natural vegetation covers 93.1% of the land, and 1/3 of all green landscape is forest. </li></ul><ul><li>The Chernobyl disaster in neighbouring Ukraine in 1986 was the world’s worst nuclear accident. </li></ul><ul><li>More than 60% of the fallout from the plant affected Belarusian territory . </li></ul>
  21. 64. 5.Adventure sports in Belarus <ul><li>hunting </li></ul><ul><li>fishing </li></ul><ul><li>skiing </li></ul><ul><li>hiking </li></ul>
  22. 65. Did you know? Little known facts about Belarus <ul><li>Pripyatski National Park is the only place where you can find primeval lowland oak-woods </li></ul><ul><li>Belovezhskaya Pushcha is the largest ancient forest in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Belarus was one of the first nations in Europe to have its own printed Bible (1517) </li></ul><ul><li>Belarus has the world’s largest population of bison, the majority of which live in the Belovezhskaya Pushcha </li></ul>