Belarus is actually an Eastern European country landlocked by Ukraine to the south and Russia to the east. Lithuania and Latvia are northwest, and Poland is to the west of this heavily forested country. Belarus is often overlooked as a tourist destination despite the beautiful ski slopes, beaches, and natural beauty of the country. Rivers, gardens, and parks are plentiful in the country, and Bialowieza is the oldest forest in Europe and Belarus.
The official languages of Belarus are Belarusian and Russian, and the currency is the Belarusian ruble. Major industries include agriculture and manufacturing. Belarus continues to develop its relationship with Kazakhstan and Russia.