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Minsk is the capital and largest city in Belarus. Minsk is the economic capital of Belarus. It has developed industrial and services sectors.Belarus is in Eastern Europe, east of Poland. The climate is cold in winter, with cool moist summers.The official languages are Belarusian and Russian. Polish, Ukrainian and Hebrew are also spoken by the local communities. Some younger, educated Belarusians are likely to speak some English. The main religion is Christianity.The Belarusian economy remains largely state-controlled. Thus approximately half of Belarusians are employed by state-controlled companies. The country relies on imports such as oil from Russia. Important agricultural products include potatoes and cattle by-products, including meat. As of 1994, the biggest exports from Belarus were heavy machinery (especially tractors), agricultural products, and energy products.Belarusians are generally serious, conservative, and intolerant of alternative lifestyles. Non-Caucasian visitors may encounter racist attitudes. Business meetings are usually formal and both men and women should wear conservative business suits when conducting business. It may be expected for expatriates to drink a toast to friendship or the success of a business venture.The security risk for expatriates in Belarus is low. Risks are mainly petty crime.The currency of Belarus is the Belarusian Ruble (BYR). US dollars and Euros are accepted. It is not possible to exchange BYR into other currencies outside Belarus. ATMs are available in major cities. Credit cards are not widely accepted.Medical facilities are generally below international standards.The population of Minsk is 3.3 Million (Metro) (2019 est.), while the inflation rate (CPI) is 5.3% for Belarus as at October 2019.Xpatulator Hypothetical Tax for Belarus is based on the current personal income tax rate which is a flat rate of 13%.