St Alexander Nevsky Church

Church of St. Alexander Nevsky is the only church in town, that almost completely preserved its original appearance. Consecrated on February 2, 1898. The place was chosen for the construction of a military cemetery, which was on the outskirts of Minsk, and was called wandered. Small-scale temple, rich architectural and decorative details, built in the tradition of Russian baroque church XVII – XVIII centuries.

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Church of St Roch

The existing church was consecrated in November of 1864, under the double title – Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Roch, but after it has saved title of Most Holy Trinity.

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Home and Museum of 1st RSDLP Congress

In 1898 I n Minsk, the I Congress of the Russian Social-Democratic Labour Party (RSDLP) was held. This important historical event is dedicated to one of the oldest museums in the city – I House Party Congress. His first exhibition was opened in 1923. During the WWII museum-house was burned, in1948, the remaining documents on the house has been completely restored.

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Victory Square

Plostshad Pobedy (Victory Square). This square is often called the Round by Minsk dwellers. Officially, this name existed prior to 1954, before the erection of a monument of victory. The architectural ensemble of the square began to take shape in the late 30s XX cent. In 1939 the construction of two arc-shaped houses began, which ended in 1947. Turned to the city center, they now close the main, straight stretch of Independence Avenue. Victory Monument in honor of Soviet Army soldiers, partisans and underground fighters started to build in 1950. 38-meter high monument stands out for its artistic plastic, on which all of the major sculptors were working in Belarus. On the four sides of the obelisk there are thematic bronze high reliefs: May 9, 1945, Glory to the fallen heroes, the Soviet army during World War II, partisans in Belarus. At the foot of the monument there are bronze wreaths, which symbolize the four fronts, thet participated in the liberation of Belarus. Victory Monument was inaugurated on May 9, 1954. On the day of the 17th anniversary of liberation of Minsk, July 3, 1961, at the foot of the monument was lit an eternal flame.

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Park of Maxim Gorky

Central Children’s Park of Culture and Rest named after Maxim Gorky is situated in the center of Minsk near Victory Square. Located between the streets of Yanka Kupala, Frunze, Pervomayskaya and Independence Avenue (Pr. Nezavisimosti), and today covers an area of ??28 hectares

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Park of Yanka Kupala

It is located near the intersection of Yanka Kupala Street and Independence Avenue, on the right bank of the Svisloch. Park emerged after World War II. The main part of the park was established in 1950. The main avenue of the park is located diagonally across from Independence Avenue, where the main entrance to the park, to the bend Svisloch. At the intersection of Main and Central avenues, located in the center of the park fountain.

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Belarusian State Circus

The first performance took place in a professional circus booth, expanded in the Trinity suburb of Minsk in the summer of 1853. It was an Austrian circus posters survived even the text of the time. Only in November 1884 in Minsk, at the Cathedral Square (now Square of Liberty) was the first in Belarus, a stationary wooden circus – “Circus of Nikitin Brothers” with 800 seats. In the future, the circus often changed its location: on Trinity Hill, on Komarovski field, and then – in the Governor’s Garden, and St Michael’s Square.

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Octyabrskaya square

The original name of the area is the central Square. It was designed and built up in 1949-1950. In September 1952, the area had a monument to Stalin 10 meters high.

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Officers palace

It was built in 1934-1939 by rebuilding the Intercession (Cross) Church of the former Episcopal monastery (architect Langbard). The church itself was built in the first half of the XIX century. In the late 20’s its domes were destroyed.

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Palace of Trade union

In 1949, the construction of the Palace of Trade Unions on the project by Ershov has started. The construction was completed in 1954 and opening of the Palace of Trade Unions was held on 3 July 1956. At the front of the building placed sculptures: a girl with a violin, a boy with a globe, a worker, farmer, athlete and scholar.

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