Donnerstag, 29. September 2011

# 26 # Belarus - Minsk

Minsk  is the capital and largest city in Belarus, situated on the Svislach and Nemiga rivers. Minsk is also a headquarters of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). As the national capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is also the administrative centre of Minsk Region (voblast) and Minsk raion (district). It has a population of 1,836,808 inhabitants (2009).
The earliest references to Minsk date to the 11th century (1067), when it was a provincial city within the principality of Polotsk. In 1242, Minsk became a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and it received its town privileges in 1499. From 1569, it was a capital of the Minsk Voivodship in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. It was annexed by Russia in 1793, as a consequence of the Second Partition of Poland. From 1919–1991, Minsk was the capital of the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic.

Minsk  ist die Hauptstadt und gleichzeitig Gebiets- und Kreisstadt, und mit 1,83 Millionen Einwohnern größte Stadt von Weißrussland (Belarus).
Minsk ist das politische, wirtschaftliche und kulturelle Zentrum von Weißrussland mit Hochschulen und Fachschulen sowie zahlreichen Kirchen, Theatern und Museen.

(Quelle: Wikipedia)
Has a nice greeting from Minsk, the capital of Belarus sent me Tanja.

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