The city of Minsk is split into nine districts and enjoys special status as the nation's capital at the same administration level as the oblasts.
Central Election Commission of the Republic of Belarus.
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President Lukashenko has stated that Orthodox and Catholic believers are the "two main confessions in our country".
Vigorous postwar reconstruction promptly followed the end of the war and the Byelorussian SSR became a major center of manufacturing in the western USSR, creating jobs and attracting ethnic Russians.
The transformation of the ex-Soviet forces into the Armed Forces of Belarus, which was completed in 1997, reduced the number of its soldiers by 30,000 and restructured its leadership and military formations.
On 1 September 2020, the declared that its experts received reports of 450 documented cases of torture and ill-treatment of people who were arrested during the.