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[b]State Flag Square opens in Minsk[/b]On the evening of June 2nd, State Flag Square was solemnly opened, proceeded by the Flourish, Belarus concert programme, attended by senior government officials and representatives of state administrative bodies and local authorities. Also in attendance were delegations from across the regions, and representatives of Minsk’s educational establishments, labour groups, trade unions, public associations, religious confessions, creative unions, veterans of the Armed Forces and representatives of diplomatic missions and international organisations. The event was broadcast by major Belarusian TV channels.
State Flag Square opens in Minsk

On the evening of June 2nd, State Flag Square was solemnly opened, proceeded by the Flourish, Belarus concert programme, attended by senior government officials and representatives of state administrative bodies and local authorities. Also in attendance were delegations from across the regions, and representatives of Minsk’s educational establishments, labour groups, trade unions, public associations, religious confessions, creative unions, veterans of the Armed Forces and representatives of diplomatic missions and international organisations. The event was broadcast by major Belarusian TV channels.
State Flag Square is located in Minsk’s Pobediteley Avenue: a 50m radius circle connected with the major facade of the BelExpo Exhibition Centre via a 24m wide staircase. Seven granite stelas bearing the coat of arms of the regions and of the city of Minsk are situated along its walkway, while symmetrically placed columns stand either side of the staircase, bearing the words of the State Anthem and a picture of Belarus’ geographic map. A 70m pole carries a 14x7m flag.
The square will host festive events for the Day of the State Coat of Arms and the State Flag of the Republic of Belarus, as well as civil-patriotic events and visits by official delegations from foreign states. The square will also become a tourist attraction, listed by the Minsk City Executive Committee as among the sites suitable for guests of the capital.
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