Jakub Kolas Square

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Jakub Kolas Square
Coat of arms of Minsk.svg
Place in Minsk
Jakub Kolas Square
Jakub Kolas Square in June 2005
Basic data
place Minsk
District Perschamajski Rajon
Created 1950s
Hist. Names Kamarouskaya Ploshcha
Confluent streets Independence Boulevard, Jakub-Kolas-Strasse

The Jakub Kolas Square ( Belarusian Плошча Якуба Коласа Ploschtscha Jakuba Kolassa ; Russian Площадь Якуба Коласа Ploshchad Jakuba Kolassa ) is a place in the Belarusian capital Minsk , the Belarusian national poet Yakub Kolas is dedicated. It is located on Independence Boulevard .


In the place of today's square there were previously wooden buildings from the suburb of Kamarouka and the square was named Kamarouskaya Ploshcha. In 1956 it was renamed in honor of the poet Jakub Kolas. In 1972 a sculpture composition was erected on the square. In the middle there is a memorial that shows the writer sitting on a stone. To the left are the characters Symon and Hanka from his poem Symon der Musik and to the right the legendary partisan Wassil Talasch with his grandson from the novel The March . The authors of the monument are Sair Asgur, as well as the architects G. Zaborsky, Y. Gradov, L. Levin.

Individual evidence

  1. Minsk: Sightseeing Bokk. P. 26. ( PDF )

Coordinates: 53 ° 54 ′ 55 "  N , 27 ° 34 ′ 58"  E