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Once a Slav town, the history of Brest stretches to the 11C. Visit its monuments and museums, and be sure to see the famed fortress.

Brest, formerly also Brest-on-the-Bug and Brest-Litovsk, is a city in Belarus at the border with Poland opposite the Polish city of Terespol, where the Bug River and Mukhavets rivers meet. It is the capital city of the Brest voblast. The city of Brest is a historic site of many cultures. The city fortress was recognized by the Soviet Union as the Hero Fortress, a unique award. The city, during medieval times, was part of the Kingdom of Poland, Grand Duchy of Lithuania, Russian Empire, and USSR. Beyond the fortress, places of notice include the Brest Archaeological Museum, Brest Millennium Monument, Brest Railway Museum, and the city park.
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