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[minsk; Russian myeensk] /mɪnsk; Russian myinsk/

a city in and the capital of Byelorussia (Belarus), in the central part, on a tributary of the Berezina.
[byel-oh-ruhsh-uh, bel-oh-] /ˌbyɛl oʊˈrʌʃ ə, ˌbɛl oʊ-/
Official name Belarus. Formerly White Russian Soviet Socialist Republic, Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic. a republic in E Europe, N of Ukraine: formerly a part of the Soviet Union. 80,154 sq. mi. (207,600 sq. km).
Capital: Minsk.
a region in the W part of former czarist Russia.
the capital of Belarus: an industrial city and educational and cultural centre, with a university (1921). Pop: 1 709 000 (2005 est)
a variant spelling of Belarus


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