Welcome to Hrodna
With plenty of intact pre-WW2 architecture, Hrodna (Grodno in Russian) is arguably Belarus' prettiest city. It has a decidedly European flavour, much of it derived from its central pedestrianised street, ironically named vul Savetskaya (Soviet St). The Soviets demolished many of the city's beautiful old churches after the war. Several have been rebuilt since, and their baroque profiles now dominate the central skyline.