German Wikipedia no longer calls Belarus «White Russia»

Twitter page of Franak Viacorka
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На русском языке: Немецкая «Википедия» больше не называет Беларусь «Белой Россией»
На беларускай мове: Нямецкая «Вікіпедыя» больш не называе Беларусь «Белай Расіяй»

German and Swedish Wikipedia changed the name of the Republic of Belarus from ‘Weiẞrussland’ (‘White Russia’) to ‘Belarus’, Franak Viacorka, the counselor of Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya, posted on his Twitter page. He noted that French Wikipedia still uses ‘White Russia’ (‘Biélorussie’), but expressed his hope that this is just a matter of time.

Many Belarusians cannot accept the fact that their country is called incorrectly abroad. The term ‘White Russia’ is used not only by Germans, but also, for example, by Latvians (Baltkrievija). But there is the biggest controversy surrounding the word ‘Belorussia’ – the name of the republic, which was a part of the USSR. Most Russians still use this name, many without a second thought, because this is how they write and speak in the Russian media.

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