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It is one of the biggest squares in Europe

Independence Square is a square in Minsk, Belarus. It is one of the landmarks on Independence Avenue.

The Supreme Soviet of Belarus and Minsk City Hall are on this square. During the period of the Byelorussian Soviet Socialist Republic it was called Lenin Square.

It is one of the biggest squares in Europe.

The square was designed by Iosif Langbard and was created for conducting rallies and to serve as Minsk’s main ceremonial venue during the Soviet times.

During World War II most buildings that were on the square were destroyed by the Nazis. A project for the reconstruction of Independence Square was launched after the fall of the USSR. The first stage was completed in 2002.

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