For entities in Belarus see Category:Belarus
- 1 Overview
- 2 Education in Belarus
- 3 Internet in Belarus
- 4 Copyright law in Belarus
- 5 OER Initiatives in Belarus
- 6 References
Belarus is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe, bordered by Russia to the north and east, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the north. Its capital is Minsk. Forty percent of the country is forested, and its strongest economic sectors are agriculture and manufacturing. The parliament of the republic declared the sovereignty of Belarus on 27 July 1990, and following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Belarus declared independence on 25 August 1991. Alexander Lukashenko has been the country's president since 1994. During his presidency, Lukashenko has implemented Soviet-era policies, such as state ownership of the economy, despite objections from Western governments. Since 1996, Belarus has been negotiating with Russia to unify into a single state called the Union of Russia and Belarus. Most of Belarus's population of 9,850,000 reside in the urban areas surrounding Minsk and other oblast (regional) capitals. More than 80% of the population are native Belarusians, with sizable minorities of Russians, Poles and Ukrainians. Since a referendum in 1995, the country has had two official languages: Belarusian and Russian. The Constitution of Belarus does not declare an official religion, although the primary religion in the country is Russian Orthodox Christianity, the second most important is Roman Catholicism. Both Orthodox and Catholic Christmas and Easter are officially respected as national holidays.
For further general information see Wikipedia:Belarus.
Education in Belarus
For a general description of education in Belarus see Education:Belarus.
For a description more focussed to e-learning see E-learning:Belarus.