Victory Square, Bishkek

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A 1995 stamp of the square.
The Eternal Flame in Bishkek.

Victory Square (Kyrgyz: жеңиш чарчы, Russian: Площадь победы) is a public square in the city of Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. It is dedicated to the Victory in the Victory over Nazi Germany. It was created in 1984, on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Liberation of the USSR.[1][2][3][4][5]The square features a statue of a woman, waiting for her husband to return home from the war.[6] The central area is filled with an eternal fire, The square is held together by three ribs of red granite representing a yurt.[7] A Guard of Honour company from the National Guard of Kyrgyzstan guards the eternal flame, with the Changing of the Guard Ceremony taking place every hour.

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  1. ^ "Victory Square – Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan | Where Was It Shot". wherewasitshot.com. Retrieved 2017-07-04.
  2. ^ "Victory Square - This memorial was completed in 1984, the 40th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in the second world war (the Great Patriotic War)".
  3. ^ "Victory square". eurasia.travel. Retrieved 2017-08-14.
  4. ^ "Репетиция празднования Дня Победы в Бишкеке | KLOOP.KG - Новости Кыргызстана". kloop.kg (in Russian). Retrieved 2017-11-21.
  5. ^ "Гостиницы Бишкека: Интернет бронирование гостиниц в Бишкеке". www.bishkekhotels.ru. Retrieved 2017-12-19.
  6. ^ "A woman, (a mother/wife), stands over the eternal flame, waiting for her son/husband who will never return home from the war, standing under a tynduk in the form of a funeral wreath".
  7. ^ "standing under a tynduk in the form of a funeral wreath (one of the symbols of the nation) held aloft by three ribs of red granite representing a yurt. The image is a solemn reflection on the great cost of victory. The monument stands in Victory Square".

Coordinates: 42°52′45″N 74°36′58″E / 42.8793°N 74.6162°E / 42.8793; 74.6162