Minsk (Belarusian: Мінск/Менск, Russian: Минск) is the capital and the largest city of Belarus, located on the Svislač and the Niamiha rivers. As the capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region and Minsk District ().
About Minsk Serving as both the capital of Belarus and the headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States, Minsk is a hub of business and government. Although few older buildings survived WWII bombings and Stalinist construction projects, Belarusians are proud of their capital's long history and its continued cultural importance.
Things to Do in Minsk, Belarus: See Tripadvisor's 70,930 traveler reviews and photos of Minsk tourist attractions. Find what to do today, this weekend, or in March. We have reviews of the best places to see in Minsk. Visit top-rated & must-see attractions.
Minsk, city, capital of Belarus, and administrative centre of Minsk oblast (region). The city lies along the Svisloch River. First mentioned in 1067, it became the seat of a principality in 1101. Minsk passed to Lithuania in the 14th century and later to Poland and was regained by Russia in the Second Partition of Poland, in 1793.
Apr 08, 2015 · The capital of Belarus is, contrary to its dreary reputation, a progressive, modern and clean place. Fashionable cafes, impressive restaurants and crowded nightclubs vie for your attention, while sushi bars and art galleries have taken up residence in a city centre once totally remodelled to the tastes of Stalin.
German forces occupied Minsk, capital of the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (SSR) in the Soviet Union, shortly after the German invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941.
Minsk, which was a Principality of Polatsk town, was burnt down by the Kievan army during a war between Kiev and Polatsk. 1067 is now widely attributed as a founding year of Minsk, though the town (by then fortified by wooden walls) should have existed for some time before it could have been burnt down.
Minsk Central Train Station is just a 10-minute walk of the hotel. Minsk National Airport is 26 mi away, and transfers can be arranged on request. This is our guests' favorite part of Minsk, according to independent reviews.
- Prospekt Nezavisimosti 11, Minsk Region, Belarus 220030
Huge Minsk rally draws up to 200,000 and piles pressure on Lukashenko. Europe. Protestors freed from Belarus jails recount brutal beatings by police. Europe
Mink, either of two species of the weasel family (Mustelidae) native to the Northern Hemisphere. The European mink (Mustela lutreola) and the American mink (Neovison vison) are both valued for their luxurious fur. The American mink is one of the pillars of the fur industry and is raised in captivity throughout the world.