1905 Square (Yekaterinburg)
|Native name||Площадь 1905 года|
|Former name(s)||Cathedral Square|
|Known for||The square is named after the 1905 Russian Revolution.|
1905 Square (Russian: Площадь 1905 годa) also translated as the Square of 1905 is a square in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It is the oldest square in Yekaterinburg.The existence of the square goes back over 200 years. The centrepiece of the area is the Exaltation of God Cathedral, which at the time, had a bell tower which ross to a height of 88 metres, the highest point in the city. Other landmarks includes a statue of Vladimir Lenin.
The square was inaugurated with it's current name in 1917, when the newly appointed Soviet authorities in the city who took power as a result of the October Revolution renamed the square after the victims of the 1905 Russian Revolution. On 29 December 1989, a protest took place on the square in front of the City Council building, protesting the actions of the National Communist Party of the Soviet Union.
- Since 1947, New Year's Eve celebrations take place on the square.
- Before 1991, military parades of the Yekaterinburg Garrison and demonstrations of workers in honor of May 1 and Revolution Day took place on the square. Since the fall of the USSR, the only parades that take place on the square are in honor of Victory Day.
- During his tenure as First Secretary of the Sverdlovsk Communist Party, Boris Yeltsin worked on the square in one of the administrative buildings.
- "It is the main square of the city and one of the oldest as well".
- С площади 1905 года навсегда уберут парковку для автомобилей
- "there's always the famous Ice City of and a Christmas tree for New Year's Eve. The International Ice Sculpture festival Europe-Asia is organized exclusively there".