Minsk

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highly personal

, since 2001 Biography Soutine was born in Smilavichy near Minsk, (modern day) Belarus (then part of the Russian Empire). He was the tenth of eleven children. From 1910–1913 he studied in Vilnius at the Vilna Academy of Fine Arts. In 1913, with his friends Pinchus Kremegne (1890–1981) and Michel Kikoine (1892–1968), he emigrated to Paris, where he studied at the École des Beaux-Arts under Fernand Cormon. He soon developed a highly personal vision and painting technique. Belarus has an embassy in Tehran; Iran has an embassy in Minsk. The two countries have enjoyed good relations in recent years, reflected in regular high-level meetings and various agreements. In 2008, Belarusian Foreign Minister Sergei Martynov (Sergei Martynov (politician)) described Iran as an important partner of his country in the region and the world. WikiPedia:Minsk Dmoz:Regional Europe Belarus Localities Minsk Commons:Category:Minsk


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Минск image_flag Flag of Minsk, Belarus.svg image_shield Coat of arms of Minsk.svg image_skyline Minsk montage 240513.jpg 300px image_caption Clockwise: Holy Spirit Cathedral (Holy Spirit Cathedral (Minsk)) (Eastern Orthodox), Cathedral of Saint Virgin Mary (Roman Catholic), House of Representatives of Belarus

, Independence Square (Independence Square (Minsk)), "Gates of Minsk" at Train Station Square pushpin_map Belarus map_caption Location of Minsk, shown within the Minsk Voblast coordinates_region BY subdivision_type Country (List of sovereign states) Subdivision (Administrative divisions of Belarus) subdivision_name Belarus leader_title Mayor leader_name Andrei Shorets (acting) Mikalai Ladutska (2009–present) established_title

Founded established_date 1067 area_magnitude area_total_km2 409.5 area_land_km2 area_water_km2 population_as_of 2014 population_note population_total 1,921,807 population_density_km2 5966 population_urban 2,101,018 timezone FET (Further-eastern European Time)


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national football team for the matches against Belarus in June from the Euro 2008 qualification campaign. His side won the first match against Belarus in Minsk 2-0 on June 2, 2007 and the second in Sofia 2-1 on June 6, 2007. Biography Krol joined the United States Foreign Service in 1982, and is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He has held foreign assignments in Poland, India, the Soviet Union, Russia, Ukraine and also previously in Belarus. He most recently served as Minister-Counselor for Political Affairs at the United States Embassy in Moscow (1999–2002). He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d'affaires in Minsk, Belarus (1993–1995). His Washington assignments include Director of the Office of Russian Affairs (1997–99) and Special Assistant to the Ambassador-at-Large for the New Independent States (Commonwealth of Independent States) (1995–97). Ambassador Krol has received several State Department (United States Department of State) Superior and Meritorious Honor awards. He speaks Russian and Polish. WikiPedia:Minsk Dmoz:Regional Europe Belarus Localities Minsk Commons:Category:Minsk


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referendum , which permitted President Alexander Lukashenko to seek a third term. At least 30 protesters are arrested, including opposition leader Anatoly Lebedko. Supporters say Lebedko was badly beaten by police and was refused treatment for his injuries. (BBC) * Hassan Rowhani, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, says that he believes Iran's interests would be better served by the election of United States


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of the Jews in Russia Jewish immigrants from Minsk, Belarus (at that time a part of the Russian Empire). When asked in which religion he and his brother were raised, Ford has jokingly responded, "Democrat (Democratic Party (United States)),"


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candidates loyal to president Alexander Lukashenko. The Central Election Commission declared this to be due to the overwhelming popular fear of mass demonstrations and of the &quot;radical political changes" demanded by the opposition. This declaration was met with immediate anti-governmental demonstrations in the centre of Minsk protesting against electoral fraud. President Lukashenko commented that the opposition in Belarus is financed by foreign countries and is not needed.<


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candidates loyal to president Alexander Lukashenko. The Central Election Commission declared this to be due to the overwhelming popular fear of mass demonstrations and of the "radical political changes" demanded by the opposition. This declaration was met with immediate anti-governmental demonstrations in the centre of Minsk protesting against electoral fraud. President Lukashenko commented that the opposition in Belarus is financed by foreign countries and is not needed.<


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-22 accessdate 2006-11-01 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20050428142022 http: www.thenation.com docprint.mhtml?i 19991122&s paulsen archivedate April 28, 2005 His daily duties included developing political strategy, publishing the President's ''Daily News Summary'', and preparing briefing books for news conferences. He accompanied Nixon on his trip to China in 1972 and the summit in Moscow, Yalta, and Minsk in 1974. He suggested that Nixon label

Minsk

'''Minsk''' ( '') is the capital and largest city of Belarus, situated on the Svislach (Svislach River) and Nyamiha (Nyamiha River) rivers. It is the administrative centre of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). As the national capital, Minsk has a special administrative status in Belarus and is the administrative centre of Minsk Region (voblast) and Minsk raion (district). In 2013, it had a population of 2,002,600.

The earliest historical references to Minsk date to the 11th century (1067), when it was noted as a provincial city within the principality of Polotsk. The settlement developed on the rivers. In 1242, Minsk became a part of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania. It received town privileges in 1499.

From 1569, it was a capital of the Minsk Voivodship (Minsk Voivodeship) in the Polish–Lithuanian Commonwealth. It was part of a region annexed by the Russian Empire in 1793, as a consequence of the Second Partition of Poland. From 1919–1991, after the Russian Revolution, Minsk was the capital of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic within the Soviet Union.

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