The Palace of Independence together with State Flag Square, according to Alexander Lukashenko, is intended to emphasize the immutability of the Belarusian statehood and independence.
The total area of the Palace of Independence is about 50 thousand square meters. It has several hundred rooms.
On October 24, 2013 there was held a meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council at the level of Heads of State, and on October 25 – a meeting of the Council of Heads of State of the CIS.
Palace took part in the competition of construction achievements of Minsk, 2013.
On February 25, 2014 at the Palace the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko awarded the three-time Olympic champion Darya Domracheva the Medal of the Hero of Belarus, the Medal of the Fatherland of the first degree to the coach of the Belarusian freestyle team Nicholai Kozeko, the Medal of the Fatherland of the third degree to Anton Kushnir, Alla Tsuper, Nadezhda Scardino.