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Sep
22
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All Saints Church Minsk – Couldn’t find out much about it.

All Saints Church Minsk – Couldn’t find out  much about it. I have to admit defeat on this one and couldn’t come up with any information on the internet about this church at all, but I am mentioning it because if you have visited the Moskovsky Cemetery this absolutely stunning Russian Orthodox church is next door, so at least you will know what it is. The only useful information I found out is that the rather...
Sep
22
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Ruslan Salei, Moskovsky Cemetery and the 2013 IIHL

Ruslan Salei, Moskovsky Cemetery and the 2013 IIHL Hear me out there is a connection here. Ruslan Salei was born in Minsk in 1974. He became obsessed with hockey at the early age of seven, barely able to get out of school fast enough to go and play. Salei joined the elite hockey sCHool in Minsk and year after year honed in on his skills. He played in Minsk during the 94-95 season but he felt he was not developing and...
Sep
21
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Minsk Statues and Monuments – check out the most charming one in town!

Minsk Statues and Monuments – check out the most charming one in town! Minsk is brimming with Statues and Monuments. So having mentioned a few of them connecfed to specific buildings including that all time favourite Lenin, here are a few more to help you understand who they might be. So here is Jacub Kolas (1882-1956), well known in Belarus literary circles. Directly next to this statue is another one depicting some characters from his...
Sep
18
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Minsk Circus – My favourite building

Minsk Circus – My favourite building The Belarus State Circus was my favourite buidling in Minsk. Sadly I didn’t go to a show as time was short and I chose instead a performance of the ballet, and I had already been to the circus a couple of weeks previously in Moscow.However this didn’t stop me admiring the rather splendid building and the cute statues outside.  You aren’t going to miss...
Sep
18
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Holy Spirit Cathedral – famous for the Minsk Icon

Holy Spirit Cathedral – famous for the Minsk Icon This beautiful twin towered cathedral is the central Cathedral of the Belarusian Orthodox church. Siutated at Cyril and Methodius St 3 in the scenic freedom square surrounded by several attractive buildings including the rather unusually shaped buidling which houses the childrens philiarmonic and the cities City Hall dating back to the 16th century. So back to the...
Sep
17
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Stalin Line – Yet more reminders of the Second World War

Stalin Line – Yet more reminders of the Second World War If you go to Belarus you will no doubt discover quite early on that they take the Second World War very seriously with no end of sights dedicated to its memory. Part of the Stalin Line, just outside Minsk is yet another reminder. The Stalin Line was built along what was then the Western border of the USSR and stretches 1200 kms. Construction of the fortifications began in...
Sep
15
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Dinamo stadium – Home to F.C.Minsk

Dinamo stadium – Home to F.C.Minsk Ok F.C. Minsk may not be a household name like Manchester United but it is still the principle football stadium in Belarus, and where the national team play their matches. The original stadium opened in 1934 but like most of Minsk was destroyed during the Second World War. By 1954 it had been completely rebuilt. The stadium underwent some renovations for the 1980 Olympics...
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