Victory square is actually first thing that I saw in Minsk. Fascinate and familiar socialistic architecture. We arrived in Minsk early in the morning. Even was summer it was could so we all enjoy in worm from "eternal flame". First, we have a little trouble to step in there. Here is underground stare steps connected with metro. So, excellent meeting point and start for exploration the city.
Some interesting fact about Victory square in Minsk:
Victory Square (Belarusian: Пло́шча Перамо́гі, Russian: Пло́щадь Побе́ды) — is famous tourist attraction in Belarus and a place of pilgrimage for Belarusians remembering those who died in the WWII or here known as Great Patriotic War. Previous known as Circus square, in 1954 get today name. The 38 meter high obelisk with soviet decoration dominated on square. Around the base of the obelisk visitors can find four bronze relief scenes engraved by Belarusian sculptors. One of this is memento on 9th May 1945 witch is date of Victory, then Partisans of Belarus, Glory to the fallen heroes and Soviet Army during the years of the Great Patriotic War.
Famous eternal flame was lit at the base of the obelisk on 3rd July 1961.
Under square you can enter to museum and find it more about this monument.
Around whole square places are buildings from 1950th. The red letters on the buildings read "Heroic deed of the people is immortal".
To the Victory square visitors can easily go on foot from the city center or by metro – Ploshchad Pobedy metro station is located right on the square.
Victory square is a round shape square with obelisk in the middle. The obelisk - victory column was put here in 1954 on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Belarus liberation from Nazis. On victory column you could see symbols of former Soviet Union.
On houses around square it is written "People's exploits are immortal".
Victory Square, Ploshchad Pobedy in Russian and officially Ploshcha Peramogi in Belorusian, is the third main square you will find along the neverending Skarina Prospekt.
It's not as big as the other two squares and it's just in the middle of this busy and large street. There a metro station and an underpassage which leads to the obelisk in the middle of the square, with the burning flame memorial to the memory of great patriots died in WWII. Of course it's a Soviet monument and it's full of the typical symbols of that regime, celebrating the great victory over Nazi Germany. On the sides of this round square there are a couple of stalinist buildings still with red propagande writings on the top. Red stars are also everywhere around this square. I was there just before the 1st of May so it was particularly beautiful and decorated.
"Ploscha Peremohy" - one of the sacred places devoted to the Great Patriotic War (1941-1945). Belarus was the country that lost every FOURTH its citizen in WWII, more than any other country. There is a great stella and an eternal flame in the square.
This monument is a Memorial for the victory of the Great Patriotic War (as the nazis were bet in 1945).