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Victory Square

Address: Minsk, Belarus
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Ranked #4 of 36 Attractions in Minsk
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Budapest, Hungary
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

One of the most typical landmarks of Minsk. Old soviet coat of arm and red (golden) star is still can be observed on the top of obelisk. Also pay attention of the details of head sculpture of Lenin on the side of the monument: Stalin's face also used to be there, but as his glory started to shade, the face... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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109 reviews 109 reviews
14 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

With an interest in Soviet architecture this was right up my street! At our visit there was a ceremonial changing of the guard. The displays around the monument are detailed and typically soviet. Read up what is so special about the portrait of Lenin on the soviet flag!

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Manama, Bahrain
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

You have to visit this square to better understand and appreciate the history of Belarus. The tall dark statute with its associated fire provide a nice opportunity for those who like to explore communism by their eyes.

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Zagreb, Croatia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

This is a very big square and it shows that old soviet arichitectural striving for large. But content is missing out

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Nairobi, Kenya
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

A remarkable way to honour the memory of a Nation's fallen heroes. I laid flowers in their due respected and i was impressed by this particular tradition.

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Grodno, Belarus
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Built as a symbol of respect for the memory of the Soviet forces that defeated the Nazis on the eastern European theater in the Second World War, it serves as a visitor's starting point for a number of purposes. The children's attractions at Gorky Park stretch out by the river, the circus is not far away, and the Svislach River... More

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London, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A genuine Soviet era square still alive and kicking today in Minsk. Well worth a visit to soak up the grand buildings and the towering monument still decked with Lenin faces, Soviet stars (also on the lamp posts) hammer and sickles and other Communist logos. Look out for the eternal flame too, burning away in the middle of this busy... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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145 reviews 145 reviews
67 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Awesome place with wonderful monuments to those who sacrificed their lives for the Soviet Union! I've never seen a place with streets this clean!

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St. Petersburg, Russia
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

The monument to a Great Victory of Soviet army. When you are here - know, that a part of memorial is in the pedestrian subway - please, see it too. On the top of buildings it is written in Russian "The people's feat is immortal"

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Warwick, New York
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

This "attraction" is worth visiting not because it's something beautiful, exciting and unforgettable, because it's none of the above compared to landmarks elsewhere. This place is worth visiting to see a piece of Minsk history and Belarusian people in general. The monument in the center of the square is dedicated to the WWII victory of the soviet people. It is... More

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