Monday, October 31, 2005

Minsk, Belarus In The Fifties

The Minsk Opera and Ballet House is set in its own park and lake.

Following near total destruction by the Germans in the Second World War (the Soviet Great Patriotic War), Minsk, Belarus, in the 1950s, became the site of vast Soviet urban and architectural reconstruction -- virtually all in a Soviet neo-classical and contextual style.

For 25 historic photos of Minsk in the 50s, see

Photo credit: an independent Belarusan web-site


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