House of Government, Minsk

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  • House of Government in Minsk
    House of Government in Minsk
    by Odiseya
  • House of Government and Lenin Statue
    House of Government and Lenin Statue
    by HORSCHECK
  • House of Government and Lenin Statue
    House of Government and Lenin Statue
    by HORSCHECK
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    Palace of Republic

    by Odiseya Written Nov 19, 2012

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    The Palace of Republic

    The Palace of the Republic is a modern and lively place, well known. It was build in 2002. Most important social and political events take place here. Also, here is place for many presentations, exhibitions, and concerts open to the general public. That would be main place of interest for me on my next Belarus trip, because I dint have time to explore more of its programs.

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    At the Independence Square

    by Odiseya Written Nov 19, 2012

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    House of Government in Minsk

    The Belarusian Government Building and Lenin statue as attached decor (Беларуская: Дом ўраду і помнік Уладзіміру Леніну. Менск, Беларусь and Русский: Дом правительства и памятник Владимиру Ленину. Минск, Белоруссия) is fantastic example of Stalin-era architectural architecture. It is huge complex with several buildings connected and dominated on north part of beautiful Independence Square (Ploschad Nezavisimosti).
    The Belarusian Government Building was build in 1934 by famous Soviet architect Losif Langbard is one of the view buildings that survived WWII. There is statue of Vladimir Lenin in the foreground. statue of Lenin. Belarusian State University building it seems as perfect part of this huge complex that surrounding the many fountains on square.

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    House of Government and Lenin Statue

    by HORSCHECK Updated Feb 23, 2012

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    The House of Government is a monumental example of Soviet style architecture in Minsk. It was constructed between 1929 and 1934 after designs of the local Belarusian architect Iosif Langbard. For his works at this building the architect was awarded with the title "Honorary Worker in the Arts and Architecture of Belarus".

    The House of Government consist of several symmetrical building parts of different height and it is the largest of its kind in Belarus. In summer 1944 it stayed undamaged during the city liberation from the Nazis.

    In front of the House of Government a 7 m tall Lenin Statue, which was erected in 1934, can be found.

    The House of Government was actually one of the very first buildings we spotted on our city tour and we were a bit unsure if it was allowed to photograph the building. However, it obviously wasn't a problem, as also a security guard saw us taking photos.

    Directions:
    The House of Government can be found in the north eastern corner of the Independence Square (Ploschad Nezavisimosti), which is one of the main squares in the city centre.

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    Government palace

    by Raimix Updated Feb 27, 2011

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    Government palace was built by soviet architect Losif Langbard in 1934. It is one of those buildings, which survived after Second World War. It is beautiful in its own style, especially lightened and with Lenin sculpture in front.

    When we went here, policeman was standing not so far from palace. We were thinking he will forbid taking photos here (maybe quite stereotypical thinking :), but he hasn’t said any word.

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    Palace of Republic

    by Raimix Updated Feb 27, 2011

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    It is quite soviet looking building. Anyway, it is new one - it was built in 2002 (it least I found such information, but I don't believe in it). This construction is the central one in Oktyabrskaja square (October's square).

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    House of Government

    by sunshine9689 Updated Feb 25, 2007

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    Built in 1929-1934 by architect I. Langbard.
    In summer 1944 it miraculously survived during the city liberation from German army.

    This building is the largest in Belarussian architecture: it`s volume is 240 000 cubic meters (63 401 gallons).

    The 7 meters high bronze statue of Lenin was built in 1933-34 and was the tallest in the whole USSR. However, during the occupation, fashists stole and sent it to Germany. Only years later, in 1945 it was casted again from a model which survived in the studio of the architect M. Manizer (he was a co-creator of the original monument).

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  • Felix300's Profile Photo
    May 12, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    You guys have 2 very different buildings mixed up in this plate (( Palace of the Republic (built 1985-1999) and the Government House (built 1934) are 2 kilometers apart. Moderators, please....

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    • Felix300's Profile Photo
      May 12, 2013 at 12:51 PM

      Oh I will. Yes, there are a couple of chaps in charge of this place and I am also thinking of this honorable nomination. Maybe they'll promote me some day or whatever people do with destination editors)

    • leics's Profile Photo
      May 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM

      You have to ask first! :-)

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