Church of Saint Nicholas, Babruysk
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The city of Babruysk (also known as Babrujsk or Bobruisk) on the Berezina River in eastern Belarus is one of the oldest and largest in the country. Babruysk's Communist past is still very visible today, with Lenin Square a prominent landmark in the city centre. To get a better understanding of the city's past, pay a visit to the Babruysk History Museum on vulica Kamsamolskaja.

If you need a break from city life during your visit to Babruysk you can escape to the nearby UNESCO-listed Berezina Preserve, a nature reserve that's home to elk, wild boar and beavers, as well as migrating birds. For a different kind of day trip, take a tour of the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, which is 40km south of Bobruisk.

The city is also a popular stop for sports enthusiasts, with Sparta Stadium regularly hosting international football matches.