Administrative divisions of Minsk
Currently, there are 9 administrative divisions of Minsk, called raions (districts):
The first subdivision of Minsk was carried out in August 1921: the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Belarus divided Minsk into three party administration districts: Aleksandrovsky (Александровский), Lyakhovsky (Ляховский), and Central (Центральный).
By the decree of the Central Executive Committee of Byelorussian SSR of March 17, 1938, Minsk was divided into three raions for general administration:
- Stalinski, i.e., Stalin district, renamed into Zavodzki (Factory/Plant district, after major tractor and automobile plants located there) in 1961
- Varashylauski, i.e., Voroshilov district, renamed into Savetski (Soviet district) in 1961
- Kahanovichski, i.e., Kaganovich district.
On July 20, 1957, the Kaganovich district was renamed into Oktyabrski (October district). On November 2, 1961, the Stalin district was renamed to the Factory district and the Voroshilov district into the Soviet district.
Coats of arms of the districts
There are also microraions, areas of housing development outside the historical centre, primarily residential areas. Many of them are named after the suburban villages swallowed by the city. Others are named after the major streets.
- Chyrvony Bor
- Maly Trastsyanets
- Paudnyovy Zahad
- Paunochny Pasyolak
- Vyalikaya Slyapyanka
- Zyalyony Luh
- Octyabrsky Raion, Minsk administration website
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- (in Russian) Districts of Minsk on www.minsk.gov.by