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Minsk

[minsk; Russian myeensk]
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noun
  1. a city in and the capital of Byelorussia (Belarus), in the central part, on a tributary of the Berezina.
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Byelorussia

or Be·lo·rus·sia

[byel-oh-ruhsh-uh, bel-oh-]
noun
  1. 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.
  2. a region in the W part of former czarist Russia.
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Also called White Russia.
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Minsk

noun
  1. the capital of Belarus: an industrial city and educational and cultural centre, with a university (1921). Pop: 1 709 000 (2005 est)
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Byelorussia

noun
  1. a variant spelling of Belarus
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