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Nice to Minsk you!

BELARUS | Sunday, 11 May 2014 | Views [665]

Yesterday were two great holidays in Minsk: the anniversary of Soviet victory in the IInd WW and the beginning of World Hockey Championship.

Here you can see how was it:

1. Traditionally the "Day of Victory" is celebrated with a parade of military and military equipment

2. It is moving from the Independence Square to the Victory Square (it is not very far, around 3 km) where a lot of people is waiting to see how the president will lay flowers to the Victory monument

3. For those who want to know more about the Victory Square =)

Personally I think that its inappropriate to conduct a military parade on a such day, because its a sad date when we remember all 30 million victims of the war. Unfortunately government and most citizens don't think so..

4. Anyway this day is usually full of different activities including concerts and fireworks.

5. And of course the openning of Hockey Championship:

6. Usually there are very few tourists in Minsk. But not now =)

And I'm really happy about it! Minsk is a beautiful city and I want more people to see it and the whole Belarus as well.

By the way can you help to make a small research to make Belarus more open to the rest of the world? Fill please a small form =)

If you want to visit Minsk in the nearest future here is one of the best guide. Nice to Minsk you!

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