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 Darya Domracheva won 15K Individual Race and her second Gold medal at the Sochi Olympics! Happy Valentine’s Day, Belarus![/warning]
[warning]Updated February 17, 2014. Unbelievable! Darya Domracheva becomes the greatest Belarusian Olympian of all time! She has won her third gold medal at the Sochi Winter Olympics.[/warning]
In the opening photo of this photo set, the central cathedral of the Belarusian Orthodox Church – The Holy Spirit Cathedral, one of the most instantly recognizable symbols of Minsk. The cathedral dates back to 1633-1642, when the Bernardine monastery was built, at a time when the city was in center of the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth.
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I know nothing about Minsk so interesting to see some photos of the city. I’m thinking the language could be an issue if I were to visit.
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Thanks for stopping by, Leigh. In Minsk, teenagers and young adults speak basic English. And, if you have a Russian pocket phrasebook on you, you’ll be fine. Belarusian travel agencies may provide you with an English speaking guide, specially if you are going to see countryside or need a city tour. Bottom line, if you are interested in visiting Minsk, the language should not stop you ;)
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