The Republic of Belarus is situated in the eastern part of Europe, bordering Russia in the north and east, Ukraine in South and Latvia, Lithuania, Poland in the west. (One day travel time to Germany by Train). Belarus was formerly a part of the USSR (Soviet Union) and was known as the Byelorussian Soviet Republic. It consequently became independent. Minsk is the Capital of Belarus. The name Belarus Means ‘White Russia’, a tender and poetic name that befits the country in the best way. White means clean, fair and innocent. Likewise, the people of Belarus are humane, values stay eternal and it stands as a land of calmness.