While we were eating our lunch in the van a couple chatted to us through our window. They were on holiday from Wisconsin, the only US Continental State we haven't visited yet. She was Russian and her husband was American.
When we arrived at the forest we headed straight to the visitor centre but all the boards were in Cyrillic and no one spoke any english. While we were having drinks in the cafe a Polish lady overheard our conversation. She was with a group of Poles visiting their old homeland. This part of Belarus was in Poland before the war. Just goes to show an english speaker will pop up just when you least expect it.