Belarus is one of the least understood countries of Eastern Europe, in part because it's only been an independent country for a short time. For most of the past several centuries, it was part of either the Russian Empire and later the Soviet Union, becoming an independent country for the first time in the early 1990's. It's a landlocked country, of which about 40% is covered in forests, with vast wetlands known as the Pripyat Marshes, many thousands of lakes, and large numbers of streams and rivers. In the long cold months, it offers some of the most iconic winter scenery of anywhere in Europe. Here are the best videos from this land, which was sometimes known as White Russia. Aerial photo: Screenshot from “Fog over the Dvina River” by AirVuz contributor and drone pilot Onekit.
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