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Minsk

Minsk

Capital city of Belarus

Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus, the administrative center of the Minsk region and the Minsk district, which it is not a part of, since it is an independent administrative-territorial unit with a special (metropolitan) status. The largest transport hub, political, economic, cultural and scientific center of the country. The tenth most populous (excluding suburbs) city in Europe, the fifth — after Moscow, St. Petersburg, Kiev, Tashkent on the territory of the former USSR. The city is located near the geographical center of the country and stands on the Svisloch River. The area is 348.84 km2, the population is 1,996,553 people excluding suburbs.

The earliest settlements on the territory of the modern city date back to the IX century. The valley of the Svisloch River was inhabited by two East Slavic tribes: the Krivichi and the Dregovich. Around 980, the territory of the modern city became part of the Principality of Polotsk.

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James Crisp
June 21, 2021
The Telegraph
UK, EU, US and Canada slap senior officials with sanctions and travel bans, and warn more measures are to come
Gwyn Topham
June 15, 2021
the Guardian
Michael O'Leary tells MPs of 'hostile and threatening' actions towards flight crew
The International Women's Media Foundation
June 10, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) today announced the recipients of its 31st annual Courage in Journalism Awards. This year's...
BBC News
May 28, 2021
BBC News
Air France and Austrian Airlines routes to Moscow are halted as Russia rejects new flight plans.
Nataliya Vasilyeva
May 27, 2021
The Telegraph
Austrian Airlines is second European airline carrier to claim Russia denied its new flight path bypassing Belarus
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