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Minsk City Information
Minsk is the capital and largest city of Belarus, located in Svislac and Niamiha rivers. It is administrative center of the Independent States of the Commonwealth. City of Minsk in Belarus is a special administrative status and is the administrative center of Minsk region. Minsk is economically development city in Belarus. It is the country's political, economic, scientific and cultural destination. The Minsk city was most advanced and modern Soviet city. Modern city of Minsk need to provide almost everything like wide streets, many parks, avant-garde architecture and intimate bars.
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Minsk City Recreation Culture and Attractions
Minsk is rich historical, cultural, moral, psychological heritage city. There are architecture, museums, theaters and concert halls, art galleries, monuments, cultural and educational institutions in Minsk city. Old Town is one of the most beautiful parts of the city; it is also called as Troetskoe Predmestye is a famous for its monuments, museums, shops and cafes, a popular and will give you an idea how the town has seen a long time ago. The capital city of the Minsk republican and international cultural events are held each year. The first theaters and libraries were established in the mid-19th century in Minsk City. Now it has 11 theaters and 16 museums. There are 139 libraries and 20 cinemas. There are museums, exhibitions, theaters, world famous Belarusian ballet, folk dance and music performances, etc. - Minsk is a Belarusian cultural heritage can find here the best of the city. Minsk City has stadiums and athletic fields, pools, exercise rooms, tennis courts and about 3,600 sports centers.

Minsk City Demographics
Minsk City Total Population is 1,901,000
Minsk City Russian Population is 25.5%
Minsk City Poles Population is 11.4%
Minsk City Belarusian Population is 9%

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Minsk City Education
Minsk is a major educational center of Belarus. The Minsk City has 500 kindergartens, 258 schools, 28 further education colleges, and institutions of higher education are 36 to 12 major national universities. Lyceums, high schools and colleges are the major educational institutions in the country, are located in Minsk.

Minsk City History
East slaves Minsk to their first settlers arrived in the 9th century. They migrated from the south and Balts had previously been pushing northward. The first reference to the town of Minsk in 1067, the year is now the city's founding. In 1242 the town became part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. Polish - Lithuanian Commonwealth many of the Polish settlers to Minsk and its importance are growing as a cultural and economic center was created in 1569. Minsk is in the hands of Russian, and Polish in 1667 to return to the hands of the Polish - Russian conflict was wedged. Minsk City name first came from the Menesk? in the year of 1067 with the help of the Battle of the River Nemiga is for the Primary Chronicle. The Poland partitions in the year of 1793 the city as result of the merger of Russia in Minsk. Throughout the 19th century, the city continued to improve and grow significantly. In the early years of the 20th century, Minsk is a major center for the workers' movement in Belarus.

Minsk City Transportation
Minsk City has an extensive public transport system. Minsk Western Europe and the East, the Black Sea coast and in the territory of the Baltic States, which is connected to the main transport routes. Minsk roads are connected to the major cities in Belarus, like Orsha, Vitebsk, Molodechno, Brest, Slutsk, Mogilev and Gomel. Brest Minsk, Moscow, Vilnius, and a railway network connecting the Gomel. There is a national airport in the capital. Public transport fares are regulated by the city's executive committee. An underground metro system is only the city of Minsk in Belarus. Metro construction soon after the city reached over a million people began in 1977, the first line opened in 1984. The city has a good public transport system.

Minsk City Universities
Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus - 34000 Students
Belarusian National Technical University, Minsk, Belarus
Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Minsk, Belarus - 15,000 Students
Belarusian State Economic University, Minsk, Belarus
Minsk Institute of Management, Minsk, Belarus
Belarusian State Academy of Music, Minsk, Belarus
International Sakharov Environmental University, Minck, Belarus
Belarusian State Medical University, Minck, Belarus
Academy of Public Administration under the aegis of the President of the Republic of Belarus, Minsk, Belarus - 10,000 Students
Belarusian State Technological University, Minsk, Belarus - 800 Students
Institute of Modern Knowledge, Minsk, Belarus
Higher State College of Communications, Minsk, Belarus
Institute of Parliamentarism and Private Enterprise, Minsk, Belarus
Belarusian State Agrarian Technical University, Minsk, Belarus
Minsk State Linguistic University, Minsk, Belarus
Belarusian State University of Physical Culture, Minsk, Belarus
Belarusian State University of Culture and Arts, Minsk, Belarus
Institute of Management and Business, Minsk, Belarus
Belarusian State Pedagogical University, Minsk, Belarus
ENVILA Women's Institute, Minsk, Belarus
Minsk State Higher Radiotechnical College, Minsk, Belarus
Minsk State Higher Aviation College, Minsk, Belarus
BIP-Institute of Law, Minsk, Belarus
Belarusian State Academy of Arts, Independence Ave, Minsk 220012, Republic of Belarus - 1,300 Students

Minsk City Museums
Belarusian Great Patriotic War Museum
Belarusian National Arts Museum
Belarusian National History and Culture Museum
Belarusian Nature and Environment Museum
Maksim Bahdanovic Literary Museum
Old Belarusian History Museum
Yanka Kupala Literary Museum

Minsk City Recreations Areas
Chelyuskinites Park
Childrens Railroad
Gorky Park
Forest Park
Yanka Kupala Park

Minsk City Theatres
National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus
National Academic Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theatre of the Republic of Belarus
Belarusian State Musical Theatre (performances in Russian)
Maxim Gorky National Drama Theatre (performances in Russian)
Yanka Kupala National Drama Theatre(performances in Belarusian)

Minsk City Tax
Minsk City Profit tax - 18%
Minsk City Profit tax in FEZ - 12%
Minsk City Income tax - 12%
Minsk City Income tax for HTP employees - 9%
Minsk City VAT - 20%
Minsk City VAT in FEZ - 10%

Minsk City Geography
Minsk City is situated in the south-eastern slope of the Minsk Hills. Allows for the protection of the castle at the beginning of Minsk Hills has been developed. The geography of Minsk was established by the two most recent Ice Ages. Minsk is very typical of mixed forests in the area. Wood and mixed forests are bordered in the north and east of the city edge. Minsk has a warm summer humid continental climate.

Minsk City Economy
Minsk is Belarus's economic capital. It is not only the needs of the city, but the whole of the country, which has developed industrial and services sectors. The city has 250 factories and plants. During the Soviet period, the development of industry in the USSR connected to suppliers and markets, and to break up the Union in 1991 led to a severe economic recession in 1991-1994.

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