Friday, 30 December 2016

Belarus: Minsk Jubilee

On Wednesday I got two postcards: one from Belarus and one from Malaysia.

The card from Belarus shows an old painting of Minsk. Minsk was first mentioned in 1067 and in 1499 it got town privileges. Under Russian rule in the 19th century the city became a railway and manufacturing hub. In 1919 it became the capital of the Belorussian SSR, one of the founding republics of the Soviet Union. Since 1991 is Minsk the capital of Belarus and the administrative centre of the Commonwealth of Independent States. In 2014 it hosted the IIHF World Championship and in 2019 it will host the European Games.

The card was printed to commemorate the 950th anniversary of the first written reference to Minsk in 2017.

EUROPA (from set of two) (issued 05-04-2016)

Thank You very much Natalia!

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