Belarus Country Quiz

Can you guess these facts about the country of Belarus?
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Last updated: May 24, 2020
First submittedMay 17, 2014
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Capital city
Minsk
Official languages
Belarusian
Russian
Currency
Ruble
Country from which Belarus gained its independence in 1990
Soviet Union
Outdated name for Belarus
White Russia
25.3% of the population of Belarus was killed during this conflict, the worst of any country
WWII
First and only President of Belarus, 1994–present
Alexander
Lukashenko
Because of its relative lack of freedoms, Belarus is sometimes called ...
The Last
Dictatorship
in Europe
Name one of the three major rivers flowing through Belarus
Neman | Pripyat |
Dnieper
About 20% of Belarus's farmland was contaminated by this 1986 disaster
Chernobyl
Country which lies on Belarus's southern border
Ukraine
Branch of Christianity practiced by 48.3% of the population
Eastern Orthodoxy
Belarus is the only country in Europe which has not abolished (or placed a moratorium)
on this controversial practice
Capital Punishment
Second-most popular sport after football
Ice Hockey
Alphabet used in Belarus
Cyrillic
The national animal of Belarus is the wisent, also known as the ...
European Bison
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Level 75
May 24, 2020
For those interested, here is a Belarus map Quiz
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Level 65
May 24, 2020
Please accept "Lukashenka".
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Level 55
Sep 2, 2020
I second this
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Level 65
May 24, 2020
According to some data 1/3 of Belarusian population was killed during WWII.
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Level 68
May 25, 2020
is it possible to accept dictature ? many thanks in advance.
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Level 67
May 25, 2020
And then there is USA which also still has death penalty.. Can't imagine living in a country where the State kills it's own citizens.
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Level 69
May 28, 2020
The death penalty is illegal in at least 20 of the US states.
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Level 76
Sep 1, 2020
The other states kill more than enough people for that not to really matter.
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Level 66
Aug 3, 2020
The State 'kills it's [sic] own citizens' as you call it, is in my opinion completely justified under certain egregious circumstances (such as intentional homicide) and can act as a deterrent for further perpetrations. For instance democracies that currently use capital punishment include Japan, Singapore and Taiwan, which have among the world's lowest crime rates.
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Level 65
Aug 24, 2020
If I ruled, I would publicly make an example of those who commit crimes against my people. It’s not “nice”, rather a necessary evil.
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Level 49
May 28, 2020
dang, i know Belarus a lot more than i thought i did!
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Level 67
May 31, 2020
I was totally looking in the wrong direction for the Chernobyl question... I thought some mold (mould) that affected the potatoes or something.. like potato blight.
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Level 53
Jul 2, 2020
Ah, yes, Lukashenko. Promised to get rid of corrupted politicians and pave the way to a democracy! Now refusing to leave his throne and throwing everyone in jail who dares to oppose him, classic.
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Level 66
Jul 16, 2020
Some may think this ridiculous, but why doesn't the clue to #6 use the word "war" instead of conflict. It was much more than a simple conflict. An estimated 75+ million people died.
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Level 82
Jul 22, 2020
Perhaps because "war" is part of the answer?

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Level 21
Aug 12, 2020
odds of having "death penalty" accepted for capital punishment?