Minsk - the capital and largest city of Belarus, a city which is the official sitting of the intergovernmental bodies of the CIS.
Minsk - the capital and largest city of Belarus, a city which is the official sitting of the intergovernmental bodies of the Commonwealth of Independent States. Minsk today is a modern and fast-growing city.
Credo of the current city’s government: residents are the main value of the city; the main strategic goal is the transformation of Minsk into a modern European city.
The third millennium Minsk reaches the populations of over 1 million people. In the capital of Belarus about 17% of the population reside.
The city has nearly a quarter of industrial output.
Special geographical and geopolitical position of Minsk promotes a variety of international contacts, becoming the capital of Belarus in the center of international communications.
Minsk can be characterized not only by a favorable geographical, but also geopolitical location. It is a kind of 'cultural crossroads', a city with two civilizations, two cultures are presented: western and eastern.
And, moreover, the country has a stable socio-cultural and inter-confessional situation. Here, in peace and friendship live Belarusians and Russian, Ukrainians and Poles, Lithuanians and Tatars.
Minsk, being geographically located in the heart of Europe, not only affects the dynamics of life in other European cities, but also experiences the impact of development.
Minsk – is the city of a strict beauty, tolerant, friendly people, looking to the future.
Minsk today looks young, but it is one of the oldest cities in Europe (first mentioned in the 'Chronicle in 1067). Minsk is older than Moscow (1147), Warsaw (1st half of XIII century.), Vilnius (1323) and Lvov (1256), Berlin (1137) and Ctokgolma (1252).
Minsk is the political, cultural and economic center of the Belarusian Republic; here president and government hold a sitting. The city itself has 9 administrative districts.
Minsk is modern and youthful. Tourists are amazed that the city is clean, green and well-kept. But the main attraction of the city is its friendliness and hospitality of its inhabitants.