Tag : Беларусь

Dolgobrodskaya Street - Улица Долгобродская

Happy Defender of the Fatherland Day, Belarus! This is the last set of photos from the ‘Around Minsk’ photo series. In the top photo: the Trinity Hill, the oldest surviving district of Minsk. The historic neighborhood sprawls along the left bank of the Svislach River in the southeastern part of the modern city. The district takes its name from the …

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Subway Station Nemiga - Станция Метро Немига

I continue roaming the streets of the capital city of Belarus and dedicate the second post of the ‘Around Minsk’ photo series to Darya Domracheva, Belarusian biathlete born in Minsk, who has just won a gold medal at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, the second Winter Olympics gold medal in the country’s history. Congratulations, Belarus! [warning]Updated February 14, 2014. Today …

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Nemiga. Minsk, Belarus - Немига. Минск, Беларусь

I announced the ‘Around Minsk’ photo series back in November… Sorry it took so long to get the images edited. Good news, I am ready to take you on a sightseeing tour that includes three dozen snaps I had taken while roaming the streets of the capital city of Belarus. For more photography, please see my other posts from EuroTrip …

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The Church of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul (1674)

A Few Facts about Rozhanka, Belarus According to archaeological excavations made in the early 20th century, the first human settlement was developed here about 10,000 years ago. The first historical record of the place, however, is dated 1385. The spies of the Crusades were preparing their 1409-1411 military expedition and had written about the village in their report. Contemporary historians …

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Beautiful Sights of Minsk Botanical Garden

Today, I’d like to share my photo story from the Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, which in the year of 2012 celebrated its 80th anniversary. Located in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, the garden is home to about 9,000 varieties of plants planted over an area of 96 hectares (240 acres), which makes it …

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The City Gates. Vokzal Square, Minsk, Belarus

Minsk is the capital and largest city in Belarus. It has a population of 1,837,000 inhabitants (2009). From 1919 to 1991 Minsk was the capital of the Belorussian Soviet Socialist Republic (B.S.S.R.)- one of fifteen Republics of the Soviet Union. Due to political situation not much has changed in Belarus since Soviet times (compare to other 14 Republics). That is …

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