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Old 29-08-2012, 08:30 PM   #73
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Arrow Freedom is an Illusion Square

Freedom Square in Kharkiv is the 6-th largest city-centre square in Europe.
And when they found our shadows
Grouped around the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data on their lists
And then the alien anthropologists
Admitted they were still perplexed
But on eliminating every other reason
For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
This species has amused itself to death
No tears to cry no feelings left
This species has amused itself to death
Originally named (1926–1996) Dzerzhinsky Square after Felix Dzerzhinsky, the founder of the Bolshevik secret police (the Cheka, precursor to the KGB). Since the independence of Ukraine in 1991 it was named as Freedom Square. During the brief German occupation the name of the square changed twice: in 1942 the square carried name of German Army, and in 1943 - Leibstandard SS Square. A monumental statue of Lenin was erected in 1964 and continues to dominate the square...

The main part of the square is limited to the west by the statue of Lenin, to the east by Sumska street, to the north by the hotel Kharkiv and to the south by Shevchenko park. It is approximately 690–750 metres long and 96–125 metres wide. The complete square is approximately 11.6 ha or 11.9 ha. An interesting landmark of the square is the Derzhprom building, one of the prime examples of Constructivist architecture. The main photograph in this article shows half of the Square area, only the circular neighbouring park on the north-western edge. The square proper begins at the large statue of Lenin, seen in the lower right corner, casting a long shadow which points into the Square...,_Kharkiv

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