Astronaut Ivan Vagner captured from ISS Brest, Belarus.

Credit: Ivan Vagner, Roscosmos

Brest is a city in Belarus at the border with Poland, and is a historic site of many cultures. It was the location of important historical events such as the Union of Brest and Treaty of Brest-Litovsk. The Brest Fortress was recognized by the Soviet Union as the Hero Fortress in honor of the defense of Brest Fortress in June 1941, upon the invasion by Germany. Now, Belarus is gripped by mass protests, triggered by an election widely believed to have been rigged in favor of the incumbent, longtime leader Alexander Lukashenko.

The local scenery of Brest on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Tourism Belarus

Reference: Ivan Vagner’s Tweet
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