Saturday, October 23, 2010

Victory Square and Victory Monument in Minsk, Belarus

PD Photo: Victory Square and the Victory Monument in Minsk, built in 1954 in honour of the soldiers of the Soviet Army and partisans of Belarus. A 3-meter replica of the Order of Victory crowns a 38-meter tall granite column. The Sacred Sword of Victory is at the base of the monument. The text over the buildings reads ‘Подвиг народа – бессмертен’ (The Feat of the People is Immortal).

Victory Square, the key landmark of Minsk, is located in the historic center of the city with the museum of the 1st Congress of RSDRP, Main offices of National State TV and Radio, and the City House of Marriages, where newly married couples traditionally take their photos.

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