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About Minsk

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The Independent Avenue

Independence Avenue (Prospect Nezavisimosti) is the main thoroughfare of Minsk City, crossing it from south-west to north-east. As a main compositional diameter, the Avenue makes an impact on the planning and building of the whole city. Its large buildings are erected in monumental Stalinist architecture (Soviet civil architecture or monumental social realist style), which has no analogues in the world.

Located on the avenue are the main city squares: Independence Square, October Square, Victory Square, Yakub Kolas Square, Kalinin Square, as well as the important administrative, cultural, educational, trade & other institutions and also residential houses.

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The Independence Square

Being the main architectural accent of the post-war period, the Independence square is a good starting point for a walk over the Independent Avenue. Moreover, it is one of the biggest squares in Europe. The Independence Square is famous for its Red Church and Government house that are considered to be a visiting card of Minsk.

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The National Library of Belarus

Beeing the main information and cultural centre of the country, The National Library of Belarus is also architectural symbol of the Belarusian capital city . Besides serving its function as a library, it is a city attraction. This original structure is considered to be one of the most Unusual buildings of the world.

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Troitskoye Suburb

The Trioitskoye suburb is one of the most favorite place of the citizens and tourists. This is just a reconstruction of the 19th century buildings, but it is performed with such fantasy and love that no one can resist its fascination

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Botanical Garden

With its collection of plant species and cultivars from all round the world , the Minsk Botanical Garden is one of the biggest green areas of the city center. The Garden is full of varieties of tree, shrub and flower. There are 10,000 different plant species at the Garden, some entirely extinct in the wild. From the beautifully tended parkland there are views on a lake with swans in it.

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Stolitsa Shopping Centre

Spread over 4 levels, every floor can all be reached by lift. It is quite Western European looking with lot of things to buy inside.

Moreover, the Stolitsa Shopping Centre hosts different festive events.


The ethnographical open-air museum Dudutki (40 km from Minsk) is unremarkable corner of Belarus on a quiet river Ptich', which became a cultural center of Belarus.. In the Dudutki museum activities and entertainment combine in harmony with nature and history. You can go horse riding or just rest on bales of hay. You can also visit the only old wooden windmill, a working pottery, a forge and a village bakery, where you'll be entertained with fresh-baked bread, cheese and butter. It gives visitors a unique opportunity "to take part in the game” by taking the exhibits into their hands, trying it, and becoming entirely absorbed in the atmosphere of the past.



The open-air Museum of Architecture and Everyday Life in Strochitsy (18 km from Minsk) is a pretty tiny village situated on the picturesque banks of the River Ptich.

The museum that displays the original pieces of rural architecture from various regions of Belarus as well as numerous domestic utensils, articles of applied arts and agricultural implements used by the rural population in the past. Collections of original pieces of architecture let you compare Belarusian rural styles from different parts of the country. It offers you an open exposition of country buildings, hundreds of articles of domestic use, agricultural implements formerly used by peasants, works of applied art.

Линия СталинаStalin’s Line

An open-air museum, the Historical and Cultural Complex “Stalin’s Line” was founded in memory of Minsk defenders. The basis of the exposition is original pillboxes. All entrenchments and communication trenches with rifle-pits for machine-guns and with blind ages and recesses for ammunition were reconstructed according to the designs of the year 1940.
The park of military equipment of different years is of special importance in the museum. It is the most complete exposition in the Republic of Belarus of all artillery and military equipment, which was adopted in different years, beginning from the war times. It consisted from twenty three fortified regions including more than four thousand permanent weapon emplacements.


The State Memorial Complex "Khatyn"has become a symbol of the tragedy of the Belarusian people, who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the victory was constructed at the place of the destroyed village of Khatyn, a mournful page in the history of the Great Patriotic War. March 22 1943 - 60 years ago - 26 houses with their inhabitants (149 people, including 75 children) were burned by the German punishment battalion. The memorial has 26 chimneys with bells – one for each of the houses in the village – which ring out every hour. Each chimney has a plaque remembering the family members who died. Khatyn has become a symbol of all the 618 Belarusian burned villages and their inhabitants, and the 185 villages that were never rebuilt.
The memorial complex which embodies the idea of courage and rebelliousness of the people who sacrificed their lives for the sake of the victory was constructed at the place of the destroyed village of Khatyn
At the centre of the complex stands an astonishing 6m bronze statue called “The Unconquered Man” who embodies the idea of courage and rebelliousness of Belarusian people.