Minsk



Minsk is the capital and major industrial centre of Belarus. The area of today’s Minsk was settled by the Early East Slavs by the 9th century. The city was first mentioned in written sources in 1067. In 1242, Minsk became a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania, and it received its town privileges in 1499. Construction of Minsk Metro began in 1977, and the system was opened to the public in 1984. Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania is the closest major city from Minsk.









 

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