Belarus

SHORT INFORMATION

Healthcare in Belarus

Belarus has a poor standard of healthcare and fails to meet its population’s needs. Healthcare was neglected during Communist rule and consequently staffs are poorly trained, technology is outmoded and healthcare buildings are not very hygienic. In addition, Belarus has had to cope with the added pressure of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant accident, which not only caused many casualties in 1986, but wider medical repercussions years later.

SHORT INFORMATION

States and Administrative Structure

Administratively, Belarus is divided into six oblasts: Brest, Vitebsk, Gomel, Grodno, Minsk, Mogilev and the City of Minsk as a separate administrative area.

HOLIDAYS AND TRADITIONS

Christmas in Belarus

Christmas in Belarus has been celebrated in their traditional ways since immemorial times.The ritualistic and religious dimension of the Christmas in Belarus undergone a change in recent times so that the festival has become more secular even though the traditional symbols and mood has remained the same.