The republic Belarus has a capital called Minsk.
The crime and terrorist threat in Belarus are low. It can however happen that peaceful demonstrations will be ended hard-handed by the order services and the participants are taken into custody. It is advised to avoid this type demonstrations. We advise you not to take any photographs of military – or other government buildings.
To be able travel in Belarus (or: by travelling Belarus to a another country) you must be in the possession of a passport with a valid (transit-)visum. Drivers of motorcycles who travel to Belarus, must take into account complicated, bureaucratic customs authorities – and immigration formalities which can extent the waiting time to the border incur considerably. You must examine if your green card is valid for Belarus. Driving under the influence of alcohol has been prohibited and is punished heavily. In the period of 1 November up to 1 April dimmed light by cars during the day is obliged.
There is little crime in Belarus, however you have to be aware of the risk of pick pockets and robbery in cars and hotel chambers.