Minsk


Minsk – the capital of the Republic of Belarus, located in the center of the country.

Did you know that?

  • Minsk is a green city. The area of 72 766 m2 is given over to planting flowers in Minsk, which is about the size of 10 football fields. Also, 844,000 trees grow in Minsk.Minsk
  • Botanical Garden is the 3rd largest in Europe, after the Royal Botanic Garden Kew in London, and park in Madrid. The Area of Botanical Garden is 96 hectares.
  • There are over a hundred of big and small fountains. The oldest fountain in Minsk was opened in 1874, to mark the opening of the water supply system of artesian water. This composition is preserved until our time. The Fountain, “The boy with a swan” is located in Alexander Square in the center of the capital.
  • Nobody would guess that in 1939 – 1946 Minsk was the jazz capital of the USSR. During these years, Eddie Rosner, a German Jew who came to Minsk after the manifestation of Hitler’s attitude toward Jews, worked in Minsk Art. Since 1946, Jazz was banned in the Soviet Union, and Rosner was sent to the Gulag for 10 years.
  • During the long history Minsk was burned to the ground 18 times.
  • The annual average of fog in the capital is 67 days. This is more than in London – there are only 45.

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