- Belarusian Language Fonts
- Language Materials
- Online Dictionaries
- Online Media and News
- History and Culture
- Government and Politics
- Country Studies
- Country Analyses
- Travel Guides
- Professional Organizations and Library Consortia
- Universities and Centers of Study
Belarusian Language Fonts
Map of Belarus and Quick Facts, More Maps
Search Engine Colossus - Belarus Links to primary Belarusian language search engines and gateways.
Virtual Guide to Belarus Excellent resource produced by Belarusian scientists to showcase their nation. Links to just about everything: Statehood, History, Culture, Language, Nature and Geography, Chernobyl, etc.
REESWeb - Search Belarus Do a "search keyword" for "Belarus" in the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Russian and East European Studies website database. Strong in links throughout Eastern and Central Europe as well as with the NIS.
Electronic Encyclopedia In Belarusian, links to a variety of resources including language, culture and dictionary sites.
Belarusian Writing System Basic introduction ot Belarusian alphabet with addition information and language related links.
BBC Languages across Europe - Belarusian Description of language with list of basic phrases with audio.
Litara.net Online literature/culture/criticism forum..
YourDictionary.com - Belarusian Although offerings for Belarusian are scant, this site is always being updated with latest resources, so stay tuned.
Vesna - Belarusian, Ukrainian, Polish, Russian, English Dictionary This online dictionary can be used in any of the above languages and will translate between the same languages.
Online Media and News
OnlineNewspapers.com - Belarus About 25 online newspapers in Belarusian and English, including Belarusian Gazeta, Imya, Brestsky Courier, Belarus Now, Minsk News (in English).
Yahoo! News - Belarus Latest news in English from a variety of news sources.
SCOLA - Global Foreign Language Portal SCOLA ia a leader in foreign language television news broadcasts. Schedule of broadcasts, insta-classes in some languages, and other useful information.
History and Culture
Belarus - Encyclopedia Entry From FreeDictionary.com, an detailed overview article on country and culture with links to other WWW sites as well as related brower searches. Excellent starting point for studying country and culture.
Government and Politics
Governments on the WWW - Belarus Includes most of the important links to National Institutions and Government sites including President and most Ministries; Embassies in foreign countries, Political Parties, etc.
Political Resources on the Net - Belarus Listings of political sites available on the Internet sorted by country, with links to Parties, Organizations, Governments, Media and more from all around the world.
Belarus - A Country Study Exceptionally detailed presentation from the Library of Congress. Includes sections on: Geography, Society, Economy, Government and Politics, Very Detailed History and Historical Development, Contemporary Trends, etc.
BBC News Country Profiles - Belarus Full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries; also biographic sketches of leaders, essay on media, and historic timelines. They also include audio and video clips from the BBC archives.
U.S. Department of State Background Notes - Belarus Background Notes are updated/revised as they are received from regional bureaus and are added to the database of the Department of State web site. Categories include: Geography, People, History, Government, Political Conditions, Economy, Defense, Foreign Relations, U.S. Relations, and Travel/Business.
International Monetary Fund - Belarus Latest developments in Peace and Security, Economic Development, Humanitarian Aid/Refugees, Environment/Shelter, Human Rights, Women/Children/Population, Health/Poverty/Food Security, Culture/Education.
The World Trade Organization "The World Trade Organization (WTO) is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations. At its heart are the WTO agreements, negotiated and signed by the bulk of the world’s trading nations and ratified in their parliaments. The goal is to help producers of goods and services, exporters, and importers conduct their business." Includes detailed information on
Members and Observers - Belarus (Observer)
Energy Information Administration Country Analysis Briefs - Belarus "The Energy Information Administration (EIA), created by Congress in 1977, the a statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Energy. We provide policy-independent data, forecasts, and analysis to promote sound policy making efficient markets and public understanding regarding energy and its interaction with the economy and environment."
Amnesty International - Belarus Amnesty International is a champion defender of human rights worldwide. Familiarity with a given country's human rights issues can provide a unique insight into many other aspects of its culture and politics.
Human Rights Watch - Belarus Human Rights Watch is dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.
International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights The International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights is a self-governing group of non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations that act to protect human rights throughout Europe, North America, and the Central Asian republics formed from the territories of the former Soviet Union. A primary specific goal is to monitor compliance with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Final Act and its Follow-up Documents.
Lonely Planet Destinations - Belarus The people at the offbeat Lonely Planet website are not your typical travel guides -- they're very bright and know what they're talking about. Their goal is not to "sell the country" to travelers. Instead, they tell it how it is. Typical headings include: "Warnings" (in case travel is not recommended - the "why's"); Facts for the Traveler, When to Go, Events, Money and Costs, Attractions, Off the Beaten Track, Activities, History, Culture, Environment, Getting There and Away, Getting Around, and Further Reading and Related Weblinks.
Travel Guide to Belarus Just about everything you need to know: Survival Guide, Places to Go, Embassies and Visa, Lodging, Food, Money, etc.
Yahoo Travel Guide - Belarus Includes links to history, basics, transportation, dining, shopping and climate.
Professional Organizations and Library Consortia
Canadian Association of Slavists ~ Canadian Slavonic Papers "The Canadian Association of Slavists is an organization of teachers and scholars in the field of Slavic and related studies in Canada for the purpose of improving and advancing such studies."
British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies BASEES, according to its constitution, exists to "advance education for the public benefit in the United Kingdom in the humanities and the social sciences as they relate to the former Soviet Union and the countries of Eastern Europe".
Association for Women in Slavic Studies "The Association of Women in Slavic Studies is a networking resource for people concerned with the problems, status, and achievements of women in the profession. It also attempts to cover research and teaching in women's studies and questions of gender and family life in Central/Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union."
International Research and Exchanges Board (IREX) IREX is the premier US nonprofit organization specializing in higher education, independent media, Internet development, and civil society programs in the United States, Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia.
Universities and Centers of Study
Central and Eastern European Education Directory - Belarus Provides links to Arts and Humanities schools and universities in fields of Arts, Belarusian Language & Literature, Culture, Design & Technology, History, Journalism, Law, Music, Pedagogy, Pre-School Education, Philology, etc.