BELARUS


The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum in Minsk

A large dose of Combat and Propaganda Art in one of Minsk's most impressive museums  I’m not really into conventional paintings - stick a Turner or Van Gogh in front of me and you won’t get much reaction but there is something about Combat and Propaganda Art that I...

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Museum of Railway Technology in Brest, Belarus

If you are considering visiting the incredible fortress in Brest, which we have written about in detail here, then you might want to also dedicate an hour or so to the quirky Museum of Railway Technology which is located opposite the main entrance to the fortress and...

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Back in the U.S.S.R. …

An admiration for unapologetic monuments and architecture of the Soviet and communist-era in the former U.S.S.R. If I could go back in time with the express purpose of just purely travelling, I would choose two periods. The first would be the early to mid-seventies....

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2016 Travel Review in Photographs

Here we go again with a roundup of where our 2016 travels took us, featuring a lot of wanderlusty photographs. Is it really a year since our last annual travel review?! At the start of every year we catch ourselves saying “we’re going to really slow it down this...

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Our Visit to Brest Fortress, Belarus

I’ve just finished watching Fortress of War, a 2010 war film jointly produced by Russian and Belarusian filmmakers and directed by Aleksander Kott. Set entirely within the grounds of the fortress in Brest, a medium-sized city on the Belarusian/Polish border, the film...

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How to spend a few days in Minsk, Belarus

Our suggestions of what to do in Minsk, based on our visit to the capital city of the Republic of Belarus Totally flattened during WWII and rebuilt to showcase the architectural style of the Stalin Empire, Minsk is a surprisingly attractive city with plenty of green...

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