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Formerly Be·lo·rus·sia also Bye·lo·rus·sia
Belarus - Cultural Definition
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.
- This former member of the Soviet Union declared its independence in 1991.
- Belarus is also known as White Russia or Belorussia.