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Victory Square (Плошча Перамогі, Площадь Победы), one of the key landmarks of Minsk, the capital city of Belarus. 
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Victory Square (Плошча Перамогі, Площадь Победы), one of the key landmarks of Minsk, the capital city of Belarus.

"One of the most important places in Belarus, Minsk Victory Square is dominated by the huge 40m obelisk, a memorial to the country’s war dead. Previously known as The Circus, Victory Square was renamed and made into a memorial in 1954 when the obelisk was erected. Around the base of the monument were placed four scenes engraved by Belarusian sculptors, depicting: "9th May 1945 Victory Day", "Partisans of Belarus", "Glory to the fallen heroes", "Soviet Army during the years of the Great Patriotic War". On 3rd July 1961 an eternal flame was lit at the base of the obelisk. Minsk Victory Square today is a place of pilgrimage for the people of Belarus wishing to remember the millions that died in the Great Patriotic War (World War 2). Many newly married couples stop off at the eternal flame to take a special wedding-day photograph." (Text from the official website of the Republic of Belarus).
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By the side of the Red Church on the Independence Square, the main square of Minsk, the capital of Belarus. 
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By the side of the Red Church on the Independence Square, the main square of Minsk, the capital of Belarus.

The bronze statue in front of the church of St. Simon and St. Helen depicts Archangel Michael (the guardian angel of Belarus) slaying a dragon. On the far left you can find the Lenin's monument, and to the right a statue of Pope John Paul II. Go figure :-).
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The 1972 monument of the Belarusian poet Yakub Kolas on Yakub Kolas Square in Minsk. 
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The 1972 monument of the Belarusian poet Yakub Kolas on Yakub Kolas Square in Minsk.

"Yakub Kolas Square (Belarusian: Плошча Якуба Коласа) is a square in Pershamayski District of Minsk, is located on crossing of Independence Avenue, Yakub Kolas street and Vera Khoruzhaya street. The square was named in honour of the folk poet and one of the founders of the classic Belarusian literature - Yakub Kolas. The sculptures of Yakub Kolas and figures from his poems form the architectural centerpiece of the square. Lush greenery and fountains make this square an attractive landmark on a hot summer day for nearby workers, shoppers and city tourists. City underground station of the Moskovskaya line exits to the square, nearby tram stop, bus and trolley stop. Clay tiles in national style lay the vestibule of the station.
Several central streets join at the square including Yakub Kolas Street, Red street, Golden Hill, Very Choruzhey Street and Moulyavin Boulevard. Belarusian State University of Physical Culture faces the square from the east.
Minsk Production Amalgamation for Computers and Minsk Print Works face the square from the North. The towers of both buildings form a "gate" together with Very Choruzhey street similar in style to the Stalinist towers on Station Square facing Minsk Railway Station. Restaurant "At Crossroads" with its characteristic red face brick overlooks the square from the West. The National Philharmonic is located to the south of the square and surrounded with dwellings, department store "TSUM" and supermarket "Stolichny". The architects succeeded to make it a convenient City center for residents, workers, shoppers, tourists and art lovers." (Text from Wikipedia).
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The monument of the defenders of the Brest Fortress, Belarus. 
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The monument of the defenders of the Brest Fortress, Belarus.

"On June 22, 2011 the sculptural composition «For heroes of the border, women and children, whose courage made them immortal» was solemnly unveiled.
The idea of the project, devoted to the seventieth anniversary of frontiersmen, their wives and children’s feat, belongs to the leadership of the State frontier committee of the Republic of Belarus. A place near Terespol Gate was chosen as a ground for the sculpture. At this place frontiersmen were fighting to the bitter end, under the command of Lieutenant A.M. Kizhevatov, the head of the 9th frontier post.
The author of the sculptural composition is a sculptor and architect, the Lenin Prize laureate Valentin Pavlovich Zankovich – one of the participants of the creative teamwork, who created the Memorial ‶The Brest Hero-Fortress”.
The cost of the sculptural composition is over 800 million rubles. The whip-round began after 26 November, 2010, when the appropriate decision was taken at the meeting of the Chief Officers Board of the frontier guard service of the Republic of Belarus. The staff and veterans of the frontier guard service agencies, as well as various organizations in the country, gathered more than 450 million rubles. [...]
The sculptural composition represents an image of three soldiers, carring out an attack, the commander’s wife with children, an injured frontiersman, whom a woman dives a drink of water. In the center a frontier column with the USSR emblem and memorial tablet were put. The main point of the composition: a decisive fighting for the Fatherland – a symbol of national unity.
The monument was built from red and black granite and bronze." (From the official site of the Brest Fortress).
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A plaque on the border guard's monument in the Brest Fortress
On the parade square of the Brest Fortress, Belarus. 
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On the parade square of the Brest Fortress, Belarus.
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