Astronaut Ivan Vagner captured from ISS Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

Credit: Ivan Vagner, Roscosmos

Located on the Svislač River and the Nyamiha River, Minsk is the largest city of Belarus with approx. 2 million population. The earliest historical references to Minsk date to the 11th century (1067), when it was noted as a provincial city within the Principality of Polotsk. Belarus is landlocked, relatively flat, and contains large tracts of marshy land. About 40% of the country is covered by forests and lumbering is an important sector. Also, peat, the country’s most valuable mineral resource,[citation needed] is used for fuel and fertilizer and in the chemical industry.

The local scenery on the ground is as follows.

Credit: Wikipedia

Reference: Ivan Vagner’s Tweet
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