Victory Square (Russian: Ploshchad Pobedy) is a common name for central and representative squares in many cities of the former Soviet Union and refers to the Soviet victory in the Great Patriotic War.
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VictorySquare was at one time the grounds of the city's provincial courthouse, which was torn down in 1911-13 when the new Rattenbury-designed courthouse on Georgia Street was opened (now the Vancouver Art Gallery).
On the south side of VictorySquare originally stood the Central School, which later became the original Vancouver Community College (then named Vancouver College), adjacent to which was the city's original main hospital (both were in a brickwork Gothic style).
Adjacent to the square from the south is an old Central Park, behind which stands the Residence of the President of the Republic of Belarus (formerly the building of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Belarus) (1941, architects A. Voinov, V. Varaksin).
The further development of the square was based on the master plan of 1946 (architects N. Androsov, N. Trakhtenberg), design projects for the residential apartment blocks (1950-1956, architects M. Barshch, L. and G. Aranauskas) and the square's improvement of 1954 (architect G. Zaborsky).
Today VictorySquare represents a fine architectural ensemble where the memorial complex is successfully combined with the adjacent residential buildings, parks and the river.
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