It is a large, flat but forested country, around , sq. Belarus incorporates some beautiful cities like Minsk, Grodno and Brest; Minsk itself is home to around a quarter of the population of the country and is therefore one of the most populous cities in Europe. Belarus is an often overlooked part of Europe but is a sizable country. Image via Wikimedia. Belarus is a Slavic nation and has strong ties with the former Soviet Union and shares many cultural similarities to Russia; from religion and architecture to the social class systems and values, there is a lot of correlation between them. So close are the two nations that Belarus has been in negotiations with Russia since in an attempt to form a single state to be called the Union of Russia and Belarus.
What do Belarusians remember about the Holocaust? Monument to the murdered Jewish children in Navahrudak, unveiled in September The case concerned a nude performance last spring near the memorial to the Nazi death camp. Twelve people in their 20s, among them five Belarusian citizens, had slaughtered a lamb, stripped and chained themselves to the gates of the former camp where more than one million innocent people perished during World War 2. Although intended as a pacifist protest, the performance made little sense to spectators.