Books about Belarus

Planning to visit Minsk or Brest? Here are some great travel books to get some great ideas what to visit when you are in Austria. Also check out our About Belarus and facts about Belarus pages for some travel tips and information.

Russia: Belarus & Ukraine (Insight Guides)
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Russia: Belarus & Ukraine (Insight Guides)


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This brand new edition, Insight Guide to Russia, features a wealth of inspiring full-colour photography, including outstanding double page spreads of Russia’s vast and spectacular scenery. The top attractions are identified to help you plan your trip priorities and a ‘Best of’ section highlights the most unique experiences Russia has to offer, along with personal recommendations on what to see and do whilst there, such as a visit to the Golden Ring or a ride on the Trans-Siberian Railroad. An in-depth ‘Places’ section covers the entire country, region by region, with all the principal sites cross-referenced by number to the accompanying full-colour maps. Additional maps inside the front and back covers enable instant orientation and easy navigation around Russia; the first depicting the country as a whole and the latter detailing the Moscow and St Petersburg metros. Colour-coded sections explore Russia’s history, covering everything from decisive dates to the rise and fall of the Soviet Empire, and also interesting features on everything from Religion and Art to Russian Cinema and the Women of Russia. A comprehensive Travel Tips section details transport, accommodation for all budgets, eating out, activities, and an A-Z of other practical information, including useful contact numbers, to ensure your trip goes smoothly. The unique combination of insightful exploration alongside practical advice means that this guide truly is a pleasure to read before, during and after your visit.

Belarus – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture

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Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside knowledge will enable you to steer clear of embarrassing gaffes and mistakes, feel confident in unfamiliar situations, and develop trust, friendships, and successful business relationships.

Culture Smart! offers illuminating insights into the culture and society of a particular country. It will help you to turn your visit-whether on business or for pleasure-into a memorable and enriching experience. Contents include:

* customs, values, and traditions
* historical, religious, and political background
* life at home
* leisure, social, and cultural life
* eating and drinking
* dos, don’ts, and taboos
* business practices
* communication, spoken and unspoken

Lonely Planet Russia (Travel Guide)
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Lonely Planet Russia (Travel Guide)

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Lonely Planet Russia is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Take an awe-inspiring walk through Red Square, hike amongst the geysers and volcanoes of Kamchatka, or sweat it out in a traditional Russian banya (bathhouse); all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of Russia and begin your journey now!

Inside Lonely Planet’s Russia Travel Guide:

Colour maps and images throughout
Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots
Essential info at your fingertips – hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices
Honest reviews for all budgets – eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss
Cultural insights give you a richer, more rewarding travel experience – history, politics, literature, cinema, religion, performing arts, music, visual art, architecture, cuisine, landscapes, wildlife.
Over 80 maps
Covers Moscow, St Petersburg, the Golden Ring, Kaliningrad, European Russia, the Volga Region, the Russia Caucasus, Sochi, Lake Baikal, the Urals, Yekaterinburg, Siberia, Irkutsk, Vladivostok, Kamchatka and more

Lonely Planet Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Lonely Planet Travel Survival Kit)

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Russia, Ukraine and Belarus are countries transformed. Where once only state-run tours could go, the independent traveler on any budget now finds opportunities opening up on all sides. This practical guidebook takes you to all points of this vast region, from the birthplace of the Eastern Orthodox churches and the last resting place of the Soviet Union to the forests and volcanoes of Siberia and the Russian Far East.