Minsk is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Belarus, its population is about two million people.
For a long time after the demise of the Soviet Union in 1991, Minsk and Belarus, in general, had a reputation of a Soviet experience park among those few tourists who considered visiting it. Recently, this stereotype has started losing its relevance: Minsk now offers reliable and affordable public transport, plentiful hotels, convenient banking, as well as shopping and dining experience that international tourists will find familiar. The quality and number of sightseeing opportunities have improved remarkably too. Those who want to see the Soviet past in action, should venture further afield in Belarus and consider specialist tours.
The only Belarusian airline, Belavia, is based at the Minsk National Airport which, in the recent years, has become an increasignly popular transit hub for travel between Ukraine, Russia, Caucasus, Central Asia and Europe. Also, a number of Russian airlines, Ukrainian International Airlines, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Austrian, airBaltic and few other airlines fly to Minsk daily or near daily. Read more