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Independence Palace (Belarusian: Палац Незалежнасцi) is a palace in Minsk. Located on the Pieramožcaŭ Avenue, near the exhibition center "BelExpo" and the State Flag Square, not far from Victory Park.

Independence Palace
Палац Незалежнасцi
Дворец независимости в Минске.jpg
Independence Palace
General information
AddressPraspiekt Pieramožcaŭ, Minsk, Belarus
Coordinates53°55′36″N 27°31′32″E / 53.92667°N 27.52556°E / 53.92667; 27.52556Coordinates: 53°55′36″N 27°31′32″E / 53.92667°N 27.52556°E / 53.92667; 27.52556
Construction startedJune 2011
Completed24 October 2013
Technical details
Floor area50,000 sq m
Design and construction
ArchitectUladzimir Archanhielski

The purpose of the Palace of Independence is to host important and landmark events, meetings of foreign delegations, honoring of big families, and the admitting of children to pioneer organizations.[1]

On 7 May 2013 Alexander Lukashenko said:

The idea of this complex is to present the last biggest point of our independence visually. If you wish, this is a visual demonstration that Belarus is a country that has everything: the land, the coat-of-arms, and this Independence Palace.[2]

Structure and LayoutEdit

 
Vladimir Putin at the Avenue of Honoured Guests.

The total area of the Palace of Independence is around 50,000 square meters and has several hundred rooms within. [3] The Palace of Independence is oriented.

Recent EventsEdit

The first official events in the palace were the meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council at the level of heads of state, and the meeting of the Council of CIS heads of state.[4]

On February 25, 2014, Alexander Lukashenko awarded three-time champion of the 2014 Winter Olympics Darya Domracheva the Hero of Belarus medal.[5]

The meeting on Ukrainian crisis between presidents of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan and representatives of the European Union was held at the Palace of Independence in Minsk on 26 August 2014.[6]

ReferencesEdit

Notes

  1. ^ BELARUS.BY Palace of Independence
  2. ^ "Lukashenka: They are building Independence palace, not a new residence".
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  6. ^ Video: Customs Union-Ukraine-EU summit held in Minsk