Thursday, April 21, 2011

Belarus - Pinsk

Old Pinsk with St. Theodore Cathedral in the background.

Sent by Siarhei, a postcrosser from Belarus.

This is from Wikipedia : Pinsk (Belarusian: Пінск, Russian: Пинск, Polish: Pińsk, Yiddish/Hebrew: פינסק, Pinsk), a town in Belarus, in the Polesia region, traversed by the river Pripyat, at the confluence of the Strumen and Pina rivers. The region was known as the Marsh of Pinsk. It is a fertile agricultural center. It lies south-west of Minsk. The population is about 130,000. The city is a small industrial center producing ships sailing the local rivers.

The historic city has a beautifully restored downtown full of two-story buildings dating from the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century.

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