Minsk is the capital of Belarus, situated on the banks of the River Svisloch River. This city is known to be as the center of the cultural heritage of Belarus. Belarusian ballet, choir performances and folk dance, are various cultural performances, tourist can witness in this city. Minsk is renowned for its many architectural masterpieces, such as beautiful sprawling gardens, parks and fountains. The Minsk city has got a number of popular tourist attractions which include Lenin Monument, House of Government, Red Sts. Simon and Alena Cathedral, House-museum of the first Congress of the Russian Social-Democratic Labor Party and Victory Monument. St Mary Magdeline Church and St Peter and St Paul Church which epitomize the cities religious characteristics.