What is Minsk?

  • (noun): The capital of Belarus and of the Commonwealth of Independent States.
    Synonyms: capital of Belarus


Minsk (Belarusian: Мінск, ) is the capital and largest city of Belarus, situated on the Svislač and Niamiha rivers. It is the administrative centre of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). As the national capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region (voblast) and Minsk raion (district). In 2009, it had a population of 1,836,808.

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Leanid Marakou - Bibliography
... Minsk, 1999 ("Валеры Маракоў ... Minsk, 2000 ("Вынішчэнне ... Minsk, 2001 ("Непамяркоўныя ...
Curt Von Gottberg - Later SS Career and War Crimes
... after Wilhelm Kube was killed by a bomb in Minsk on 23 October ... Gottberg thrown into front-line service against the Red Army's Minsk, Vilnius and Belostock Offensive Operations, all part of the strategic offensive Operation Bagration ... His forces were tasked with helping to defend Minsk and subsequently Lida, though in both cases they withdrew (contrary to Wehrmacht orders) when faced with Soviet attack ...
Conflicts Involving Critical Mass - Minsk, Belarus
... On May 27, 2011 in Minsk police forces with help of special units took 13 cyclists to police station for violation of traffic rules and also for not following ...
Minsk - Notable Residents
... Andrei Arlovski, grew up and lived in Minsk before moving to the United States to fight in the Ultimate Fighting Championship promotion Victoria Azarenka, World No. 1 tennis player and 2012 Australian Open winner, born in Minsk moving to Arizona at 16 Red Auerbach, American basketball coach Svetlana Boginskaya, gold ... Song Contest 2009 for Norway, born in Minsk in 1986, at that time part of the Soviet Union Yuri Shulman, chess grandmaster Vanda Skuratovich, Roman Catholic activist Mark Slavin ...
Alexander Dabravolski - Publications
... Criteria of Effectiveness of Economic Legislation Minsk Open Society, 1998, #2 (6) ... Minsk, 1999 ... "Legal Barriers against Entrepreneurship Development" Minsk Bulletin of the Economists’ Club, 2000, #4 ...