Situated on the Niamiha and Svislach Rivers, is Minsk, the capital and largest city of Belarus, a former USSR constituent and republic. Its borders are shared with the countries of Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine. Although English is rarely spoken in Minsk and tourism is not much of a priority, it does have its merits considering 80% of the city was destroyed during World War II. The following is the top places to visit and things to see in Minsk.