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The city of Brest is a bubbly town, blessed with appealing wood-framed buildings and unorthodox art, Brest Fortress is a depressing taste of WWII Belarusian resistance. The red-brick fort marks the location of a single heroic garrison’s stand off against advancing German armies, holding firm until the front line had passed right through to Moscow. Eventually the resistance succumbed to the German siege, dying alongside an astonishing 25% of all Belarusians of the time: war museums and memorials are an unsurprisingly common site here. The national parks - pine covered beauty spots full of buffalo-like Zoobrhas, tranquil fishing spots and wild, swimmable lakes - are also compulsory local viewing.