Byelorussia is meeting neighboring Latvia and
Lithuania at a tripoint situated northeast of the Lithuanian city of Visaginas..
I visited this tripoint on August 19th 2001,
named Liudevinova (BY), Ludvinova (LV) and Liudvinavas (LT) after a small lake
on Byelorussian side. The boundary markers are situated on a 6 x 6 meters
framed square. Visitors from any country are entitled to enter this «neutral
territory» without any formalities. The Latvian boundary is running virtually
straight west - east, while the Lithuanian and Byelorussian markers are put in
approximately 45° as these two boundaries are changing directions at the
tripoint. All markers are made from concrete. My right foot is in Latvia
and my left foot is on the Lithuanian - Byelorussia boundary!
tripoint platform from Lithuanian side. While the Baltic border marker
feet both are round shaped, the Slavic marker's foot is square.
Now from Byelorussian side.
from Latvian side. In the background Lithuanian border police who kindly
escorted us to the point.
Byelorussian - Lithuanian vista photographed from Latvian side.
the Byelorussian - Latvian vista.
the Latvian - Lihuanian vista, photographed from Byelorussia.
We were escorted by this officer from the
Lithuanian Border Police. Not far away from the BYLTPL we observed this
trafic sign telling that the distances to Latvia and Byelorussia are
both 2,5 km – in opposite direction!
Tripoint platform plan. Approximate distances
with permission from the State
Border Guard Service at the ministry of Internal Affairs of the Republic of