According to the 1933 census, White Russia counts 5,439,000 residents, against 5,246,400 in 1931, 4,983,000 in 1926, 3,724,000 in 1897; the population has therefore grown by about 50% in the last fifty years, which represents a little different rate from that recorded for the USSR as a whole. in 1927 (against 44.2%, for the USSR as a whole), but the mortality rate was also lower (14.1% as against 22.3% in the same year 1927), so that the active surplus results….
Belarus (also in German Language area is sometimes called Belarus) is located in Eastern Europe. The state borders on Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Latvia and Lithuania. The capital is Minsk. Belarus is in the Eastern European Plain and is traversed by ridges of the Ice Age terminal moraines (Belarusian ridges) and broad, natural rivers. In the south are the Palessye swamps. Almost a third of the country is forested. The largest rivers of Belarus are the Dnepr, Berezina, Prypiat and Memel….