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  • Victory Square - Minsk
      Victory Square
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  • Victory Square: Obelisk - Minsk
      Victory Square: Obelisk
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  • Victory Square: Soviet bronze relief - Minsk
      Victory Square: Soviet bronze relief
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  • Victory Square: Detail - Minsk
      Victory Square: Detail
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  • Victory Square: Leningrad Hero City - Minsk
      Victory Square: Leningrad Hero City
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Favorite thing: The elliptical Victory Square (Ploschad Pobedy) is dominated by 40 m tall Obelisk, which commemorates the Soviet soldiers who died in the Great Patriotic War (WWII). It was unveiled on the 3rd July 1954, the 10th anniversairy of the liberation of Minsk.

The base of the obelisk is decorated with typical Soviet bronze reliefs. Since 1961 an eternal flame burns in front of the monument.

Apart from that, the 12 Soviet Hero Cities are immortalized in granite stones on the sides of the square. The buildings around the square are fine examples of the 1950s Soviet architecture.

Directions:
The Victory Square is located on Independence Avenue (Nezavisimosti prospekt), just east of the parks Yanka Kupala and Gorky. The metro stop Victory Square (Ploschad Pobedy) is situated just underneath the square.

Review Helpfulness: 5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 20, 2012
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