Minsk is the capital and largest city of the Republic of , its population is about two million people. For many years after the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, Minsk and Belarus, in general, had a reputation of a Soviet experience park.

Landmarks in the Area

Dinamo National Olympic Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in , .

Church of Saints Simon and Helena also known as the Red Church is a Roman Catholic church on Independence Square in , .

The Holy Spirit Cathedral in , is dedicated to the Holy Spirit.

The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus is the largest art museum in and is located in .

The Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum is a museum in , .

Localities in the Area

The Trinity Hill is the oldest surviving district of ; in the past in was not part of the downtown, rather a suburb, hence another name, Trinity Suburb.

Rakaŭskaje pradmiescie — the historic district of , located along the ancient road to Rakaŭ.

Tatarskaya Slabada is a historical settlement in , west and northwest of the old city centre.


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