August 16, 2014

1185 BELARUS (Minsk City) - Minsk Passazhirsky railway station


Located in the centre of the capital Minsk, and sometimes called Minsk Ploshchad Lenina due to the metro station serving the terminal, Minsk Passazhirsky is the primary passenger railway station in Belarus, the hub of national passenger transport. It is also served by several international trains to various countries of Europe, mainly to Russian and Ukrainian destination. It was built in 1873 as Vilenski vakzal, Vilnius station, but the initial wooden building was demolished in 1890 and rebuilt in stone. During WWII it was completely destroyed, being rebuilt in 1945-1946 and served until 1991. The new building was erected in 1991-2002, and boasts one of the most modern and up-to-date railway stations in the CIS. The two buildings at the Station Square, located in front of the terminal, are classic examples of Stalinist architecture.

About the stamps
The first stamp, depicting a rose (Rosa hybrida), is part of the series Garden Flowers, about which I wrote here. The second stamp, depicting Mir Castle, 16th-20th centuries (2000 BYR), is part of the definitive series named Architectural monuments, about which I wrote here. The third stamp stamp is one of the two issued on January 27, 2012, which are part of the series Belarusian ornament, about which I wrote here.

References
Minsk Passazhirsky railway station - Wikipedia

sender: Natalya / alkhimovich (postcrossing)
sent from Minsk City (Belarus), on 07.08.2014

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