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Day trip to BELARUS – Minsk | Europe in a Day

Сардэчна запрашаем у Беларусь – The golden domes of All Saints Church - Source: James Scanlan Frequently found near the top of lists naming ‘the least visited countries in Europe’, Belarus spent centuries under different empires before finally declaring independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. Admittedly, I’d never planned to write about my time… Continue reading Day trip to BELARUS – Minsk | Europe in a Day

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Day Trip to TRANSNISTRIA – Bender and Tiraspol | Europe in a Day

Добро пожаловать в Приднестровье – Lenin outside Tiraspol’s Supreme Soviet - Source: James Scanlan As reform began to sweep the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, a narrow strip of land along the River Dniester unilaterally declared itself as a separate republic within the USSR. Months later when the Soviet Union began to break up,… Continue reading Day Trip to TRANSNISTRIA – Bender and Tiraspol | Europe in a Day