Theme Week Belarus – Grodno

29 July 2022 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  14 minutes

© - Alexej Mazurkiewicz/cc-by-sa-2.0

© – Alexej Mazurkiewicz/cc-by-sa-2.0

Grodno is a city in western Belarus. The city is located at the Neman river, 300 km (186 mi) from Minsk, about 15 km (9 mi) from the Polish border and 30 km (19 mi) away from Lithuania. In 2019 the city had 373,547 inhabitants. Grodno is the capital of Grodno Region and Grodno District. Since 1945, the city has been a centre of one of the provinces of the Byelorussian SSR, now of the independent Republic of Belarus. Most of the Polish inhabitants were expelled or fled to Poland in 1944–1946 and 1955–1959. However nowadays Poles are still the second-most numerous nationality in the city (25%), after Belarusians (60%).   read more…

The Druskininkai resort in Lithuania

13 July 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General Reading Time:  5 minutes

Lake Druskonis and City Museum © Vpavardenis

Lake Druskonis and City Museum © Vpavardenis

Druskininkai is a spa town on the Neman River in southern Lithuania in the Alytus County, close to the borders of Belarus and Poland. The city of Druskininkai has a population of 18,233 and dates back as a spa resort to the 19th century. The town is situated in a picturesque landscape with rivers, lakes, hills and forests.   read more…

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