A book dedicated to the anniversary of the city was presented at the international scientific conference held in the capital. The book «Minsk through centuries» is a project of the Institute of History of the Academy of Sciences and the Minsk City Executive Committee. The two-day forum, organized at three sites, is also timed to the celebrations. In the Minsk City Hall, the Yakub Kolas Central Scientific Library and the Institute of History ethnographers, archeologists, linguists and art historians from Belarus, Russia, Ukraine, Germany and Poland discuss the past, present and future of the capital of our country celebrating its 950th anniversary this weekend.