Belarus is in Europe, but feels very different than almost all other European cities. The country still celebrates the cold war era - and if you are into this sort of stuff the city will be interesting for you... You can find things such as...
The most famous square in Minsk is known as Lenin Square (its proper name is Independence Square, but it was at one point named Lenin Square). There is an absolutely massive statue of Lenin in the square - one of the only remaining statues of Lenin in Europe that is still standing.
Belarus is one of the very few countries that still has the KGB. There is a huge building - which officially you're not meant to take any pics of.
WWII musuem in minsk
This dates back before the cold war, but it is full of Soviet museum pieces, including big statues to Stalin.
Celebrate Christmas Midnight Mass with Pope Francis at ST. Peter's Basilica after enjoying a semi-private 2 - 3 hour tour (max 10 people) of the Vatican Museums including the Raphael Rooms and The Sistine Chapel ending with a privileged entrance to St.Peter's Basilica.
An eventful day of sea voyage on the Sognefjord by express boat, and train journeys on the dramatic Flåm Railway and the scenic Bergen Railway.