Walk Along Minsk Main Avenue To See What Belarus Looks From Outer Space

All you need to do to see what Belarus looks like from a bird’s-eye view, the ISS illuminator or through the telescope is to walk along Praspiekt Niezaliežnasci.

No ticket is needed.


Go straight to Park Čaliuskincaŭ, this is where the main exposition (with 58 pictures) that keeps growing is located.

Here you will see photos taken by the second Belarusian satellite, photographer Sergey Plytkevich and cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky.

Olga Smolyak, the organizer of the exhibition, says it was her long-cherished dream to show our country in a new way.


Photographer Sergey Plytkevich believes that it will show the Belarusians and foreigners what a beautiful country they live in.

“I wanted to show what an awesome, unusual, attractive country we have. The country which is worth of living here and not going anywhere.

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By the way, not only nature is beautiful in Belarus, man made objects are beautiful as well.

You can see that while looking at a photo of a botanical garden in winter.”


Cosmonaut Oleg Novitsky usually takes thousands of photos during spaceflights. But the most precious of them are the pictures of native places.

The photos in the exposition were taken aboard the International Space Station. He believes that such images broad the minds of kids and young people.

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“During both flights, I tried to take photographs of my native places. Unfortunately, the ISS’s orbit does not always run near Belarus, so you have to use every moment

At night, the photos are better, because the transparency of the air is higher. But in the daytime, unfortunately, the clouds can interfere.


Therefore, every shot that came out is very dear to me. If you didn’t manage to take a picture, then you have to wait an hour and a half, or even a few days.”

The photos taken by the space remote sensing satellite BelKA show Belarus from absolutely different perspective ÷ from outer space.

There are Berezina and Dnieper rivers, Mogilev and Grodno regions, the city of Gorki, Binyakoni agro-town and Belarusian-Russia border.

The exhibition will last until 8 September, 2019.

Source: TUT.BY