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I would like to take you on a tour of Belarus, former Soviet Republic, now independent. It is a little known and traveled country, certainly an off the beaten track kind of place. It is said to be ruled by Europeís last dictator but politics aside it seems like a very interesting destination with one of Western Hemisphereís slowest paces of life and itís own attitude toÖÖ.. just about everything
Moreover it has many historical monuments, both from the time of Polish-Lithuania Commonwealth, of which it was a very important part, as well as the Russian Empire and the Soviet Union itself. The monuments from the latter part of itís history certainly prevail over the former.
This is entrance to Brest Fortress, scene of a very important resistance point of the Red Army against invading Germans in June 1941.

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  • Copyright: Jurek Gutkiewicz (rekg) (23)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2008-09-26
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/13.0, 1/200 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2009-02-22 8:51
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