Belarus

Belarus

Belarus (Belarusian and Russian: Беларусь / Belarus or traditional Белоруссия / Belorussiya) - in intergovernmental documents officially Belarus - is an Eastern European landlocked country which borders Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania and its capital Minsk. In the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the former Soviet republic became independent. In 1994, Alexander Lukashenko president who ruled the country authoritarian. Western critics call the country often called "Europe's last dictatorship".