While Belarus is as a landlocked country with no access to the sea or ocean (sorry for the tautology), one will find it difficult to believe this is actually true. How so?
Zaslaŭskaje Water Reservoir aka Minsk Sea is an artificial lake created to prevent overflows of the Svislač river and host Soviet sanatoriums and health centers.
Now it’s a meeting point of locals where they spend warm summer days, watch beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and enjoy casual walks along the vast beaches or sail yachts.
There are a little more than 30 cruising yachts measuring 25–33 feet are now registered on Minsk Sea. The interest of Belarusians in yachting is growing, but so far it is still in its infancy.
Yachtsmen explain the problem with the late opening of the season – local yachtsmen are prohibited to launch their vessels till 1 June due to spawning season.
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