Minsk, Belarus History and Economy

Minsk, Belarus History and Economy

Europe
According to thereligionfaqs.com, Minsk is the capital of the Republic of Belarus. After World War II most of the city was destroyed. It was rebuilt by Stalin in the 1950s. During the Soviet period it was the capital of the Belarusian Soviet Socialist Republic from 1919 to 1991. Today Minsk is a large metropolis, it is the largest city in Belarus. By population, Minsk ranks 116th among the cities in the world. It features predominantly Soviet-era architecture, but also modern buildings dating from after the breakup of the USSR. Its population is estimated at 1,900,000 residents History According to an ancient legend, apparently there was a giant named Menesk who had a mill on the bank of the river near the city. With this mill, he ground the stones to make loaves that were later fed to his warriors and it…
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Belarus 2007

Belarus 2007

Europe
Yearbook 2007 Belarus is a country located in Eastern Europe. Faced with the threat of shut down gas supplies from Russia, Belarus agreed at the New Year more than doubled the Russian gas price. At the same time, Russia imposed export tax on crude oil to Belarus. As a result, the country lost large revenue through the processing and further export of Russian oil. President Aljaksandr Lukashenka's regime responded to Russia by imposing taxes on Russian crude oil - almost a third of Russia's oil exports - which are transported to Western Europe through Belarusian pipelines. When the flow of Russian oil through Belarus to Poland, Germany, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and Hungary was stopped, the EU countries accused Belarus of being behind. Minsk refused and the EU instead pointed…
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