The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Minsk, Belarus.
|History of Belarus|
Belarus, officially the Republic of Belarus, is a landlocked country in Eastern Europe. It is bordered by Russia to the east and northeast, Ukraine to the south, Poland to the west, and Lithuania and Latvia to the northwest. Covering an area of 207,600 square kilometres (80,200 sq mi) and with a population of 9.4 million, Belarus is the 13th-largest and the 20th-most populous country in Europe. The country has a hemiboreal climate and is administratively divided into seven regions. Minsk is the capital and largest city.
This article describes the history of Belarus. The Belarusian ethnos is traced at least as far in time as other East Slavs.
Minsk is the capital and the largest city of Belarus, located on the Svislach and the now subterranean Niamiha rivers. As the capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region (voblasć) and Minsk District (rajon). As of January 2021, its population was 2 million, making Minsk the 11th most populous city in Europe. Minsk is one of the administrative capitals of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).
Belarusian State University (BSU) is a university in Minsk, Belarus. It was founded on October 30, 1921. In 2021 it was ranked the #1,201 university in the world in the THE World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, #1,606 by Nature Index - Top Academic Institutions, and #1,784 in the URAP World Ranking - University Ranking by Academic Performance.
Early East Slavs settled the forested hills of today's Minsk by the 9th century. They had been migrating from further south and pushing the preceding Balts northwards. The valley of Svislach river was settlement boundary between two Early East Slavs' tribal unions – Krivichs and Dregovichs. By 980 the area was incorporated into the early medieval Principality of Polatsk, one of the earliest East Slav states along with the principalities of Kiev and Novgorod.
Belarus–Ukraine relations are foreign relations between Belarus and Ukraine. Both countries are full members of the Baku Initiative and Central European Initiative. In the waning days of 2021, the relationship between Ukraine and Russia began rapidly deteriorating, culminating in a full-scale invasion in late February 2022. Belarus has allowed the stationing of Russian troops and equipment in its territory and its use as a springboard for offensives into northern Ukraine, but has denied the presence of Belarusian troops in Ukraine.
The Belarusian opposition consists of groups and individuals in Belarus seeking to challenge, from 1988 to 1991, the authorities of Soviet Belarus, and since 1995, the leader of the country Alexander Lukashenko, whom supporters of the movement often consider to be a dictator. Supporters of the movement tend to call for a parliamentary democracy based on a Western model, with freedom of speech and political and religious pluralism.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Kyiv, Ukraine.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Riga, Latvia.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Tbilisi, Georgia.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Vilnius, Lithuania.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Moscow, Russia.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Chișinău, Republic of Moldova.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Lviv, Ukraine.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Kharkiv, Ukraine.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Baku, Azerbaijan.
The following is a timeline of the history of the city of Smolensk, Russia.
New York City includes a sizeable Belarusian American population. The New York metropolitan area has one of the largest concentrations of Belarusians in the United States. Many Belarusians live in Brighton Beach and elsewhere in South Brooklyn, along with other ex-Soviet immigrants including Russians and Ukrainians. Around 55,000 people of Belarusian descent live in the New York City metropolitan area, with estimates ranging from 50,000 to 75,000.
Belarus–Germany relations are the bilateral relations between Belarus and Germany. Germany has an embassy in Minsk. Belarus has an embassy in Berlin, a consulate general in Munich, and two honorary consulates in Cottbus and Hamburg.
This article incorporates information from the Belarusian Wikipedia and the Russian Wikipedia.
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