Map of the city of Brest

City of Brest

The administrative centre of the Brest oblast, situated on the border with Poland. The population is 293,000 people. Telephone code: 8 — 0162.

History

Brest is first mentioned in 1019 as Berestye. It was in the possession of Turov princes, then Kiev princes. Since 1319 it was a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, later on it was renamed into Brest Litovsky. In 1596 the Brest Council was held in Brest where the union of the Orthodox and Catholic churches was proclaimed. In 1795, Brest was attached to the Russian Empire. In 1830s the first fortress fortifications emerged, and the early 20th century already evidenced a first-class fortress. The Brest Peace Treaty was signed between the Soviet Russia and Germany in the White Palace in Brest on March 3, 1918. Over 1921-1939, Brest belonged to Poland, since 1939 it is a Belarusian town. During World War II, the Brest Fortress became famous for its heroic defense.

In December 1991, in Belovezhskaya Pushcha near Brest, the leaders of Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus signed an agreement on abolition of the USSR and foundation of the CIS.

Places of interest

There is a Museum of the Brest Fortress Defense, a Regional Museum with its subsidiary — an Archeological Museum «Berestye». The national park «Belovezhskaya Pushcha» not far from Brest is known for its unique population of bisons living in natural conditions.

Useful telephone numbers

Bus Station inquiry office

004

Railway Station inquiry office:

005

Airport inquiry office

006

Advance bus ticket booking

255-136

Railway ticket booking

254-540

Overseas destination tickets

272-502

Bus shuttle to the airport

237-846

Air flight information

251-031,237-830

City telephone inquiries

09

Pharmacies information

053

To call a taxi

061

International telephone calls

07

Telegrams by phone

066

Psychological aid by phone

251-555

 

Map of the city of Brest

Map of the city of Brest

Map of the city of Brest

Hotels

Intourist Moskovskaya 15. Tel. 25-20-83,25-20-82, fax 25-10-70.
Vesta Krupskoy 16. Tel. 23-71-69, fax 23-78-39.
Bug Lenina 2. Tel. 23-64-17.23-61-70.

Restaurants

India Gogolya 29. Tel. 26-63-25
Intourist Moskovskaya 15. Tel. 25-15-00.
Brest Pushkinskaya 20. Tel. 23-50-66, 23-43-28
Moskva Moskovskaya 17. Tel. 25-43-23.
Belaya Vezha Sovetskaya 56.
Bug Lenina 2. Tel. 23-57-61.

Legal advice

224000, Brest, Naganova 10. Tel.23-31-88. Debt repayment. Check of a partner’s reputation. Registration of companies. Consultations.