Many names proposed, including Logoiskaya and Profsoyuznaya
Residents of Minsk’s Zeleny Lug District to gain metro stations in around 15 years, with station names already short-listed
The Commission on Naming and Renaming Streets, Avenues, Squares and Other Minsk Areas has drawn up a short-list of names for approval by Minsk residents and deputies of Minsk’s City Executive Committee.
The third metro line is to comprise 14 stations and a section connecting Slutsky Gostinets (in Kurasovshchina) to Yubileinaya Square: it will be laid to the north, with Profsoyuznaya station built at the crossroads of Pobediteley Avenue and Zaslavskaya and Melnikaite streets.
A station at the crossroads of Kropotkin Street and Masherov Avenue is likely to be named Svisloch. Meanwhile, new stations will appear along Bogdanovich Street: Kirmash, Park Druzhby Narodov and Ivan Melezh. Zeleny Lug station will be launched at the crossroads of Shirokaya and Vostochnaya streets and Logoiskaya is to be built at the exit from the city, towards Vitebsk.
Twelve stations on the fourth metro line are to connect Chizhovka and Minsk-Arena, passing via Vostochny bus station, the Tractor Works, the Botanical Gardens and Surganov and Orlovskaya streets: these have been proposed to be named Chizhovka, Ozernaya, Sheipichi, Serebryanka, Dolgobrodskaya, Rabochaya, Botanichesky Sad, Drukarskaya, Maxim Bogdanovich, Starovilensky Shlyakh, Vesnyanka, and Olimpiyskaya.
By Dmitry Umpirovich