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noun & adjective
- former term for Belarusian
- ‘In April 1991 the Belorussian SSR declared its independence from the Soviet Union, renaming itself the Republic of Belarus.’
- ‘Joining a Belorussian tourist group, they were determined to slip away and claim asylum.’
- ‘The country does have minority groups, including Ukrainians, Germans, and Belorussians.’
- ‘The Government decided that visas for Russian, Ukrainian, and Byelorussian tourists would be issued for free, and tourists would only pay a $20 request fee.’
- ‘Officially defined as a ‘payment coupon,’ it was intended to supplement the Russian ruble during the temporary shortages of the latter on the Byelorussian territory.’
- ‘Full-time university students, they dabbled with modeling and also continued to help with choreography and coaching for the Belorussian women's artistic gymnastics team.’
- ‘Both twins are married to fellow Belorussians.’
- ‘Before her husband retired, he had worked in the Byelorussian Parliament looking at how best to minimise the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear plant disaster.’
- ‘According to the 1897 census, there were 92 million Slavs in the Empire, of whom 57 million were Great Russians, 22 million Ukrainians, 6 million Byelorussians, and 8 million Poles.’
- ‘Olga Korbut was born in the Byelorussian city of Grodno.’
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