Žodzina (Belarusian: Жодзіна; also spelt Zhodino from its Russian form: Жодино) is a town in Minsk voblasć, Belarus.
Žodzina is located in about 50km from the Belarusian capital, Minsk. It is best known for being the home to BelAZ, a manufacturer of huge damp tracks and super heavy-duty hauliers.
Buses are the quickest means of transport to Žodzina from Minsk. Buses arrive and depart from a tiny bus station in the town centre. Passing-by buses stop nearby. From Minsk, locals normally travel by minivans (marshrutka, BYN3,5 paid in cash to the driver; travel time - 45 minutes) departing from the Uschod - Усход - metro station, in front of the Dana Mall. Minivans for Barysaŭ stop in Žodzina too.
Most trains from Minsk (departing the central station, Minsk Pasažyrski) to Barysaŭ and Orša stop in Žodzina. Tickets can be purchased from the Belarusian Railway[dead link] website, app and ticket offices. The journey takes about 50 minutes on the quickest train.
From Minsk, take the M-2 и P-53, about 45km from the Minsk circular road.
The schedule of local buses can be found on the page of town newspaper
- 1 BELAZ (БелАЗ), 40 let Oktyabrya Str. 4, Žodzina, ☏ + 375-17-752-7272, + 375-44-566-04-72, email@example.com. Huge trucks and super heavy-duty hauliers are produced in Žodzina, a town in Minsk region. The manufacturing site is open for visits to see the world’s largest trucks listed in the Guinness Book of Records. Visitors can climb up to the larges track ever produced and see one of the assembly workshops. Tours are in Russian; translation into English can be requested in advance - call or email. Riding the track is available for an additional charge. The tours end in a souvenir shop. From BYN20.
- 2 Monument in honor of the patriotic mother of Kupriyanova Anastasia Fominichna, whose five sons died on the fronts of the Great Patriotic War (Monument V Chest' Materi-Patriotki Kupriyanovoy Anastasii Fominichny, Ch'i Pyatero Synovey Pogibli Na Frontakh Velikoy Otechestvennoy Voyny).