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Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus, situated on the Svislach 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 and Minsk raion (district). In 2012, it had a population of 1,901,700. The earliest historical references to Minsk date to the 11th century (1067), when it was noted as a provincial city within the principality of Polotsk. The settlement developed on the rivers. In 1242, Minsk became a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It received town privileges in 1499. From 1569, it was a capital of the Minsk Voivodship in the Polish\u2013Lithuanian Commonwealth. It was part of a region annexed by the Russian Empire in 1793, as a consequence of the Second Partition of Poland. From 1919\u20131991, after the Russian Revolution, Minsk was the capital of the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic within the Soviet Union.





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Minsk
Minsk is the capital and largest city in Belarus, situated on the Svislach and Niamiha 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; it is also the administrative centre of Minsk Region and Minsk raion (district). It has a population of 1,836,808 inhabitants (2009).
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List of diplomatic missions of Russia
This is a list of diplomatic missions of Russia. These missions are subordinate to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The Russian Federation has one of the largest networks of embassies and consulates of any country. Russia has significant interests in Eastern Europe, the Near East and especially in the former states of the Soviet Union.
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Mińsk County

Mińsk County

Mińsk Mazowiecki

Mińsk Mazowiecki

FC Dinamo Minsk
Football Club Dinamo Minsk (Belarusian: ФК Дынама Мiнск, FK Dynama Minsk) is a Belarusian football club playing in the capital city of Minsk. Their home games are played at the Dinamo-Yuni, capable of seating 4,500 spectators. Dinamo Minsk was the only club from the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic ever present at the Soviet Top League, playing 39 of the 54 seasons, and winning the champions title in 1982.
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Ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe
During World War II, ghettos in Nazi-occupied Europe were set up by the Third Reich in order to confine Jews and sometimes Gypsies into tightly packed area within a city. In total, according to USHMM archives, there were at least 1,000 ghettos in German-occupied and annexed Poland and the Soviet Union alone. Therefore, the examples are intended only to illustrate their scope and living conditions across Eastern Europe.
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HC Dinamo Minsk
Hockey Club Dinamo-Minsk is an ice hockey team based in Minsk, Belarus. They are members of the Tarasov Division of the Kontinental Hockey League. Dinamo has qualified for the KHL playoffs twice, during the 2010–11 KHL season and the 2011–12 KHL season. Jaroslav Obšut is the current captain of the team, with his alternates being Geoff Platt and Andrei Mikhalev.
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Belarusian State University
Belarusian State University (BSU), Minsk, Belarus, was founded on October 30, 1921. The BSU is a top-rated higher education establishment in the Republic of Belarus.
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OSCE Minsk Group
The OSCE Minsk Group was created in 1992 by the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE, now Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe) to encourage a peaceful, negotiated resolution to the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over Nagorno-Karabakh.
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Gmina Mińsk Mazowiecki

Gmina Mińsk Mazowiecki

Minsk Metro
The Minsk Metro is a rapid-transit system that serves Minsk, the capital of Belarus. Opened in 1984, it presently consists of 2 lines and 25 stations totaling 30.3 kilometres. In 2005 it carried 800,000 passengers per day.
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Minsk Governorate
The Minsk Governorate or Government of Minsk was a governorate of the Russian Empire. The seat was in Minsk. It was created in 1793 from the land acquired in the partitions of Poland, and lasted until 1921.
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European route E30
European route E 30 is an A-Class West-East European route, extending from the southern Irish port of Cork in the west to the Russian city of Omsk in the east. For much of its Russian stretch, it coincides with Trans-Siberian Highway and, east of the Ural Mountains, with AH6 of the Asian Highway Network.
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FC Minsk
FC Minsk is a Belarusian football club based in Minsk. They play in the Belarusian Premier League, the highest division in Belarusian football.
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Battle of Białystok–Minsk

Battle of Białystok–Minsk

FC SKVICH Minsk
FC SKVICH Minsk is a Belarusian football club based in Minsk, currently playing in Belarusian First League.
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Dębe Wielkie, Mińsk County

Dębe Wielkie, Mińsk County

Minsk Voivodeship
Minsk Voivodeship was a unit of administrative division and local government in Grand Duchy of Lithuania since 1413 and later in Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth till the partitions of the Commonwealth in 1793. Centred around the city of Minsk and subordinate to the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, the region continued the traditions - and shared the borders - of several previously existing units of administrative division, notably a separate Duchy of Minsk, annexed by Lithuania in the 12th century.
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Mrozy, Mińsk County

Mrozy, Mińsk County

Minsk Passazhirsky railway station
Minsk Passazhirsky (Minsk Passenger Station, Belarusian: Мінск-Пасажырскі - Russian: Минск-Пассажирский) is the main passenger rail terminal in Belarus. It is located in the centre of Minsk. It is sometimes called Minsk Ploshchad Lenina due to the metro station serving the terminal, or simply Minsk.
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FC Minsk-2
Smena Minsk is a Belarusian football club based in Minsk.
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FC Darida Minsk Raion
FC Darida Minsk Raion (Belarusian: ФК Дарыда Мiнскі раён) is a defunct Belarusian football club. Their home stadium was Darida Stadium, located in Kuntsevschina district in Minsk.
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Dynama Stadium (Minsk)
Dynama Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Minsk, Belarus. It is currently used mostly for football matches and is the home ground of Dynama Minsk. The stadium has a seating capacity for 40,000 people. Dynama Stadium was constructed in 1934, but was destroyed during World War II and rebuilt in 1954.
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FC Dinamo-93 Minsk
FC Dinamo-93 Minsk (Belarusian: Дынама-93 Мiнск, Dynama-93 Minsk) was a Belarusian football club based in Minsk. They disbanded in 1998.
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Stanisławów, Mińsk County

Stanisławów, Mińsk County

Yunost Minsk
HC Yunost-Minsk (Belar. Юнасць Мінск, Junaść Minsk) is a Belarusian ice hockey team that currently plays in the Belarusian Extraliga. They play their home games at "Yunost Minsk Arena", located in Minsk. Yunost is the current and four-times champion of Belarus, they won the Belarusian league three years in a row (2003/2004, 2004/2005, 2005/2006) and recently in 2008/2009.
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Jakubów, Mińsk County

Jakubów, Mińsk County

Minsk Automobile Plant
Minsk Automobile Plant (MAZ, Russian: Открытое Акционерное Общество «Минский автомобильный завод», Open JSC "Minsky Avtomobilny Zavod") is a state-run automotive manufacturer association in Belarus, one of the largest in Eastern Europe.
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Minsk International Airport
National Minsk Airport,, former name is Minsk-2, is the main international airport in Belarus, located 42 km (26 mi) to the east of the capital Minsk, geographically lying in the territory of Smalyavichy Raion, but administratively being subordinated to Kastrychnitski District of Minsk.
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Soviet aircraft carrier Minsk
Minsk is an aircraft carrier that served the Soviet Navy, and later the Russian Navy, from 1978 to 1994. She was the second Kiev-class vessel to be built.
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Minsk Raion
Minsk Raion is a second-level administrative subdivision of Belarus in the Minsk Voblast. The administrative seat is the city of Minsk, administratively separated from the raion. The most populated town of the proper raion is Zaslawye.
Minsk RaionDistricts of Minsk Region

MKAD (Minsk)
MKAD is the name of the beltway that goes around Minsk, Belarus. The name is an abbreviation that means Minsk Beltway (Belarusian: Мінская кальцавая аўтамабільная дарога, Russian: Минская кольцевая автомобильная дорога). The 56.2 km road straddles the Minsk city limits.
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FC Ataka Minsk
FC Ataka Minsk was a Belarusian football club based in Minsk. They disbanded in 1998.
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Siennica, Mińsk County

Siennica, Mińsk County

Minsk Ghetto
This article is about the ghetto in Minsk. For a ghetto in Mińsk Mazowiecki during the German Nazi occupation of Poland, see Mińsk Ghetto. The Minsk Ghetto was created soon after the German invasion of the Soviet Union. It was one of the largest in Eastern Europe, and the largest in the German-occupied territory of the Soviet Union. It housed close to 100,000 Jews, most of whom perished in The Holocaust.
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Minsk Offensive
The Minsk Offensive (Russian: Минская наступательная операция) was part of the second phase of the Belorussian Strategic Offensive of the Red Army in summer 1944, commonly known as Operation Bagration.
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FC Torpedo-MAZ Minsk
FC Torpedo-MAZ Minsk is a Belarusian football club, playing in Minsk. Up until its dissolution the team was playing their home games at the Torpedo stadium in Minsk, which holds 5200 people.
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FC Zvezda-BGU Minsk
FC Zvezda-BGU Minsk is a Belarusian football team, based in Minsk, Belarus.
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Minsk-Arena
Minsk-Arena is a multi-use indoor arena in Minsk, Belarus. The Minsk-Arena Complex is unique in its complexity and functionality not only in Belarus but also in Europe. It includes a multi-sports and entertainment arena for 15,000 spectators (making it the largest arena in use by a Kontinental Hockey League team), a skating stadium for up to 3,000 spectators and a velodrome at 2,000 spectators.
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Minsk (motorcycle)
Minsk Motorcycle, or also known as Minsk-Moto (Мотоциклетная компания Минск-Мото), is a company that produces motorcycles. Minsk produces bicycles under its AIST brand. Minsk Moto is located in Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
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Minsk Province

Minsk Province

Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev
The Archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev is an archdiocese of the Catholic Church located in the cities of Minsk and Mogilev in Belarus.
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Operation Minsk
Operation Minsk refers to the Polish offensive and capture of Minsk from the Bolshevik control in early August 1919. In the summer of 1919 after the Polish successes in several Polish-Russian skirmishes, the two combatants (both engaged on multiple fronts) have been near the limits of their capabiity to wage warfare with each other; they needed time to regroup and concentrate their forces.
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Cegłów, Mińsk County

Cegłów, Mińsk County

Leningrad class destroyer
The Leningrad-class destroyer leaders were built for the Soviet Navy in the late 1930s. They were inspired by the contre-torpilleurs built for the French Navy. They were ordered in two groups of three ships each, the first group was designated Project 1 and the second Project 38. These ships were the first large vessels designed and built by the Soviets after the revolution. Both ships in the Baltic Sea bombarded Finnish coast defense positions during the Winter War.
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Opera and Ballet Theatre (Minsk)
The National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus is located in a park in the Trinity Banlieu of the city of Minsk. Local people call it the "Opierny Teatr" (Belarusian) or the "Opera and Ballet Theatre". It opened on 15 May 1933 but it first did not have its own building for presenting at the Belarusian Drama Theatre building until 1938. The present theatre building was opened in 1939.
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Minsk (band)
Minsk is a doom metal/post-metal band from Peoria, Illinois founded in 2002. Self described as "psychedelic metal", their songs tend to start out as slow and simple, and become heavy and complex towards the end. Their sound draws equally from sludge metal, doom metal, hardcore punk, ambient and noise music, with a highly psychedelic attitude achieved through tribal drum patterns, thick layers of synthesizers and keyboards, and echoing vocals.
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Partyzanski District
Partyzanski District is an adiministrative subdivision of the city of Minsk, Belarus. It was named after the Soviet partisans and is the lesser populated raion of the city.
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M1 highway (Russia)
The Russian route M1 (also known as the Belarus Highway, road to Minsk) is a major trunk road that runs from Moscow through Smolensk before reaching the border with Belarus. The length is 440 kilometers (270 mi). The highway runs south of Odintsovo, Kubinka, Mozhaysk, Gagarin, north of Vyazma, through Safonovo and Yartsevo. After crossing the border with Belarus, the highway continues to Minsk, Brest, and Warsaw. It is part of the European route E30.
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FC Traktar Minsk
FC Traktar Minsk is a now-defunct football team from Byelorussian SSR, was established in 1947 during building of Minsk Traktar Plant (MTZ) as a sport section for construction workers and later for local factory personal. This sport section was transformed to a professional football team in 1948.
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