Hotel Belarus is closed for renovation

Hotel Belarus in MinskSince April 1 2011, hotel Belarus was closed for renovation, scheduled to be completed for the World Cup Ice Hockey Championship in 2014.

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Legends of Niasvizh Castle in Belarus

Legend of the Black Panne

Legend of the Black Panne Barbara Radziwill

According to this legend a ghost haunts in a castle – Black Panna Barbara Radziwill. Barbara Radziwill married in defiance of the royal court of Sigismund of Poland. Sigismund’s mother did not take the marriage and asked to poison Barbara Radziwill.

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Niasvizh castle in Belarus – Part 2

This fortress has experienced in its lifetime many sieges and attacks and repeatedly passed from the owners of the castle to the invaders, and vice versa. For example, during the Russian-Polish war, the Russians twice attacked the fortress, but to no avail. During the Northern War, the Swedes captured the castle in 1706 and demolished it.

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Niasvizh castle in Belarus – Part 1

Niasvizh castle – a historical landmark in Belarus, which is located in Niasvizh, Minsk region. For a long time since the XVI century to the XIX century it was regarded as the residence of the Princes Radziwill.

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Legends of Mir Castle in Belarus

The legend of the Garden

That legend is related to the owner of the castle Nikolai Sviatopolk-Mirsky. During the restoration of the castle, he ordered to cut down an old garden, and instead dig a huge pond. One man dead during harvesting, whose mother cursed all the Count’s race and that place. And soon a little Nikolai’s daughter Sonia drowned in that pond, and after a time, Nikolai himself was found dead on the shore of the pond.

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Mir Castle in Belarus – Part 3

Only in the 1730s Mir Castle resumed proper form with the new acquisitions: main hall, a dance hall, a portrait gallery. In 1785, the castle at Pan Kohanku was visited by King Stanislaw August, which struck down outright beauty and luxury decoration of the castle. However, after the death of Pan Kohanku and the elimination of the Rzeczpospolita the Mir castle fortress lost its importance. Soon after the death of the last heir Radziwill the castle passed to the genus Wittgenstein, but then pretty quick to Sviatopolk-Mirsky.

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Mir Castle in Belarus – Part 2

There is Holy Trinity Church not far from the Mir Castle in the village of Mir. It was built in the XVI century by Nikolai Radziwill Orphan. In 1705 the church became Unitarian in bazilian monastery, and since 1839 it preaches orthodoxy. In the second half of the XIX century the church was not just tolerated the external changes and now has the form of four rooms: a vestibule, belfry, a refectory, a room for prayer and an apse with vestry in the form of a semicircle.

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Mir Castle in Belarus – Part 1

The Mir Castle – a monument of medieval architecture, which is a defensive consolidation and ancestral residence in the urban village of Mir, Korelichsky district, Grodno region. This architectural complex consists of generic residence-fortress, earthen ramparts, picturesque English-style park, the reconstructed Italian garden, a big beautiful lake, lodge and a chapel-tomb genus Sviatopolk-Mirski, guard house, as well as a roadside chapel. In 2000, being a branch of the National Art Museum, it was inscribed as World Heritage by UNESCO.

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Flat for rent in Minsk near the Kozlov str.

1-room apartment on the lane Kozlov – a vast rental studio in a calm and nice district of city not far from the center of Minsk. This proves the circumstance that prior to the «Pobedy Square» («Victory Square») a few stops on public transport. By subway you can go in both directions by tram – only two stops in the opposite direction and you come to the metro station «Traktorny Zavod» («Tractor factory»), a symbolic image of Minsk and our country in general.

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Embassies and consulates in Minsk Belarus

Apostolic Nunciature

Apostolic Nunciature (Embassy of Vatican)
Embassy of Vatican
Minsk, Volodarsky str. 6
Tel.: +375 (17) 289-15-84
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 – 13:00, 14:00 – 18:00


Armenia

Embassy of the Republic of Armenia
Embassy of the Republic of Armenia
Minsk, Kirov str. 17
Tel.: +375 (17) 227-51-53 reception desk
+375 (17) 227-09-36, +375 (17) 222-35-47 Consular Section


Azerbaijan

Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Minsk, Vostochnaya str. 133
Tel.: +375 (17) 293–32–99
Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 – 13:00



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