The KGB headquarters are on a very prominent location in the center of Minsk. This is Belarus secret police.
This building is so huge that is very frightening. An entire block at No 17 is occupied by a yellow neoclassical building with an ominous, temple-like Corinthian portals. This building looks down over Independence Square (ploshcha Nezalezhnastsi).
Built soon after the Great War (1941-1945) between 1945-47, at first this building looked really weird among the ruins of the city.
If you look at the 2nd KGB picture you`ll see a small tower on its right corner. It was not supposed to be there but a top KGB guy (Zsanava) gave an order to build it, on a whim I guess.
He said to an architect (whose surname was 'King' by the way): ''You may be a king in the architecture business but I`m a king of Minsk, so make sure the tower looks nice when you finish.'
Back then being the head of KGB meant absolute power. And so it stands untill today - the Zsanava Tower.
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