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Minsk: Capital of Belarus
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 2,009,786,, making Minsk the 11th most populous city in Europe. Minsk is the administrative capital of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) and seat of its Executive Secretary.

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Belarus-Poland border crisis: EU says far from end of 'sanctions spiral' with Minsk [Video]

Belarus-Poland border crisis: EU says far from end of 'sanctions spiral' with Minsk

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